Country: Sweden

Number of People Groups

88

People Groups Unreached

21 (23.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

9,869,000

Population in Unreached

384,000 (3.9%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

55.7%

% Evangelical

6.53%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

-0.6%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Albanian, Gheg 5,000 3,500,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 3.00 % 0.30 %
 Albanian, Tosk 1,500 2,261,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 2,300 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Americans, U.S. 15,000 190,299,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 10,000 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 %
 Anglo-Australian 3,700 18,364,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 2,700 17,681,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 5,100 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Iraqi 92,000 17,702,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Jordanian 3,200 1,431,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Lebanese 22,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 2,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.50 % 0.30 %
 Arab, Moroccan 5,600 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 2,200 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.60 %
 Arab, Syrian 28,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Tunisian 4,100 10,972,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Assyrian 10,000 666,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 %
Austrian, Bavarian 5,100 14,513,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 %
 Azerbaijani 2,200 9,988,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bolivian, Mestizo 3,000 7,648,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 13.00 %
 Bosniak 32,000 2,890,000 Bosnian Islam 0.30 % 0.04 %
 Brazilian, general 3,200 114,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 %
 British 28,000 51,406,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
 Bulgarian 6,600 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Cape Verdean 800 1,070,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 %
 Chilean 18,000 16,721,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 6,700 34,033,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
 Croat 4,500 5,201,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 %
 Czech 1,400 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.80 %
 Danish 46,000 5,295,000 Danish Christianity 86.00 % 0.70 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Swedish Sign Language Christianity 57.00 % 0.01 %
 Dutch 11,000 15,159,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 Estonian 6,000 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,400 36,668,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
Finland Swedes 108,000 378,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Finnish 92,000 5,172,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
Finnish, Tornedalen 32,000 70,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
 French 9,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 37,000 64,379,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 2,900 4,978,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
 Greek 12,000 10,656,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 20,000 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 5.00 % 4.00 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 19,000 858,337,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 6.00 %
 Hungarian 11,000 11,614,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
Icelander 5,000 386,000 Icelandic Christianity 91.00 % 3.80 %
Irish 3,100 8,055,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 0.80 %
 Italian 11,000 37,691,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
Jew, Swedish 15,000 15,000 Swedish Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.10 %
 Korean 4,600 80,517,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 11,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
 Latvian 4,600 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 9,300 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 %
 Macedonian 3,900 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 %
 Mandaean 5,300 44,000 Mandaic Other / Small 2.00 % 0.00 %
 Norwegian 36,000 4,762,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 %
Ovdalian 2,400 2,400 Ovdalian Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
 Persian 43,000 40,544,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 8.00 % 6.00 %
 Peruvian 4,200 24,804,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 13.00 %
 Polish 57,000 41,891,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 2,800 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 96.00 % 2.80 %
 Romani, Kalo Finnish 3,100 16,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
Romani, Swedish 4,800 4,800 Swedish Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 %
Romani, Tottare 27,000 34,000 Swedish Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 11,000 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 %
 Romanian 17,000 20,461,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 %
 Russian 9,000 134,082,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Saami, Lule 6,700 8,500 Saami, Lule Christianity 94.00 % 5.00 %
Saami, Northern 5,600 41,000 Saami, North Christianity 93.00 % 5.00 %
Saami, Pite 2,000 2,000 Saami, Pite Christianity 94.00 % 6.00 %
Saami, Southern 700 1,400 Saami, South Christianity 94.00 % 6.00 %
Saami, Ume 1,000 1,000 Saami, Ume Christianity 94.00 % 6.00 %
 Serb 11,000 8,906,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Slovak 1,200 5,070,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 %
 Slovene 900 1,940,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.10 %
 Somali 45,000 20,079,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, general 60,000 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Spaniard 8,400 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 8,560,000 8,841,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 17,000 146,000 Turoyo Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Tajik 26,000 8,952,000 Tajiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Thai, Central 31,000 20,386,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Tibetan 1,000 1,069,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 13,000 8,885,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 %
 Turk 33,000 59,424,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 3,100 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 %
 Uzbek, Northern 3,000 27,555,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Vietnamese 8,900 84,972,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
 Yazidi 4,200 701,000 Swedish Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  88 9,869,000       21   55.68 % 6.53 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 52,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 9,921,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Albanian, Gheg aln 1 1 Complete Bible
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 2 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Tunisian Spoken aeb 1 1 New Testament
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Azerbaijani, North azj 1 1 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Bosnian bos 1 1 Complete Bible
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Croatian hrv 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 5 0 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish, Tornedalen fit 1 0 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Icelandic isl 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Kabuverdianu kea 1 0 Bible Portions
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandaic mid 1 1
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Ovdalian ovd 1 0
Persian, Iranian pes 1 0 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Kalo Finnish rmf 1 0 Bible Portions
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Lule smj 1 0 New Testament
Saami, North sme 1 0 Complete Bible
Saami, Pite sje 1 0
Saami, South sma 1 0
Saami, Ume sju 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Slovene slv 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 5 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 6 2 Complete Bible
Swedish Sign Language swl 1 0 Bible Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tibetan, Central bod 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Turoyo tru 1 0 New Testament
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 73 88 21   45 49 58 62 41

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.5 %)
55.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
3.6 %
Non-Religious
38.5 %
Other / Small Religions
1.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
1.3 %
Orthodox
2.4 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
91.0 %
Roman Catholic
4.0 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Sweden. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Sweden
  • Christian ministry in Sweden
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Sweden or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

Sweden Statistics
People Groups 88
Unreached People Groups 21  (23.9%)
Population 9,869,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 384,000  (3.9%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 23 to 44
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 55.7%
Percent Evangelical 6.5%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate -0.6%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 86%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code SW
National Bible Society Website
Official National Language(s) Swedish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 99,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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