Country: Sweden

Number of People Groups

87

People Groups Unreached

21 (24.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

10,086,000

Population in Unreached

391,000 (3.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

55.8%

% Evangelical

5.77%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

-0.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Albanian 5,100 5,179,000 Albanian, Gheg Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 2,400 33,377,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 15,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 28.90 % -
 Amhara, Ethiopian 10,000 24,052,000 Amharic Christianity 85.00 % 5.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 3,700 17,992,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 14.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 2,800 17,125,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 9.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 5,200 68,881,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 93,000 16,842,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 2
 Arab, Jordanian 3,200 4,420,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 22,000 7,633,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 2,100 2,653,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 1.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Arab, Sudanese 2,200 17,155,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 4.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 29,000 16,175,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 6.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Tunisian 4,100 11,234,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Assyrian 52,000 850,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 5,100 22,799,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Azerbaijani 2,200 9,893,000 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bolivian, Mestizo 3,100 7,930,000 Spanish Christianity 90.00 % 13.00 % -
 Bosniak 32,000 2,820,000 Bosnian Islam 0.30 % 0.04 % 1
 Brazilian, general 3,300 113,000 Portuguese Christianity 91.00 % 26.30 % -
 British 29,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
 Bulgarian 6,800 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Cape Verdean 800 766,000 Kabuverdianu Christianity 95.00 % 6.60 % -
 Chilean 18,000 17,388,000 Spanish Christianity 87.00 % 18.00 % -
 Colombian, Mestizo 6,800 35,000,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 % -
 Croat 4,600 5,299,000 Croatian Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Czech 1,400 10,907,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.80 % -
 Danish 47,000 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 86.00 % 0.70 % -
Deaf 20,000 47,601,000 Swedish Sign Language Christianity 57.20 % -
 Dutch 11,000 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Estonian 6,100 1,085,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 3,400 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
Finland Swedes 110,000 379,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Finnish 94,000 5,766,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
Finnish, Tornedalen 33,000 71,000 Finnish, Tornedalen Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
 French 9,200 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 38,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 2,900 5,094,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
 Greek 12,000 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 21,000 79,700,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 5.00 % 4.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 19,000 882,277,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Hungarian 11,000 11,495,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
Icelander 5,100 392,000 Icelandic Christianity 91.00 % 3.80 % -
Irish 3,100 8,267,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 0.80 % -
 Italian 11,000 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
Jew, Swedish 15,000 15,000 Swedish Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.10 % 1
 Korean 4,700 80,920,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 11,000 15,724,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Latvian 4,600 1,442,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lithuanian 9,500 2,804,000 Lithuanian Christianity 84.00 % 1.00 % -
 Macedonian 3,900 1,925,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 % -
 Mandaean 5,400 68,000 Mandaic Other / Small 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moroccan, Arabic-speaking 5,600 28,433,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.09 % 0.00 % 1
 Norwegian 37,000 4,799,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 % -
Ovdalian 2,500 2,500 Ovdalian Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
 Persian 44,000 41,809,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Peruvian 4,300 25,268,000 Spanish Christianity 93.00 % 13.00 % -
 Polish 58,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 2,900 19,277,000 Portuguese Christianity 96.00 % 2.80 % -
 Romani, Kalo Finnish 3,200 16,000 Romani, Kalo Finnish Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Romani, Swedish 4,900 4,900 Swedish Christianity 65.00 % 2.00 % -
Romani, Tottare 28,000 35,000 Swedish Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 12,000 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 Romanian 17,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 97.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 9,100 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Saami, Lule 6,800 8,700 Saami, Lule Christianity 94.00 % 5.00 % -
Saami, Northern 5,700 43,000 Saami, North Christianity 93.00 % 5.00 % -
Saami, Pite 2,000 2,000 Swedish Christianity 94.00 % 6.00 % -
Saami, Southern 700 1,400 Saami, South Christianity 94.00 % 6.00 % -
Saami, Ume 1,000 1,000 Swedish Christianity 94.00 % 6.00 % -
 Serb 11,000 10,002,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Slovak 1,200 5,152,000 Slovak Christianity 93.00 % 1.20 % -
 Slovene 900 1,950,000 Slovene Christianity 54.00 % 0.10 % -
 Somali 46,000 22,952,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, general 61,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Spaniard 8,500 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 8,696,000 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.05 % -
 Syrian Aramaic, Turoyo 17,000 177,000 Turoyo Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Tajik 26,000 10,099,000 Tajik Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai 31,000 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Tibetan 1,000 1,083,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tigray, Tigrinya 13,000 8,978,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 3.00 % -
 Turk 33,000 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 3,100 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 80.00 % 3.00 % -
 Uzbek, Northern 3,000 30,922,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 9,000 84,982,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Yazidi 4,200 723,000 Kurdish, Northern Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  87 10,086,000         21 55.78 % 5.77 % 22 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 13,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 10,099,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Blekinge 164,000
Dalarna 300,000
Gävleborg 300,000
Gotland 62,000
Halland 314,000
Jämtland 138,000
Jönköping 361,000
Kalmar 254,000
Kronoberg 195,000
Norrbotten 274,000
Orebro 299,000
Östergötland 454,000
Skåne 1,287,000
Södermanland 286,000
Stockholm 2,083,000
Uppsala 347,000
Värmland 296,000
Västerbotten 280,000
Västernorrland 265,000
Västmanland 269,000
Västra Götaland 1,670,000
Provinces:  21 9,898,000
UN Country Population 10,099,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 2,852.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 7,594.4 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 2,039.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 1,135.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,086,000



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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 New Testament
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 Bible Portions
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
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 2 2 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 Unspecified
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Ovdalian ovd 1 0 Unspecified
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 Complete Bible
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, South sma 1 0 Bible Portions
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 7 1 Complete Bible
Swedish Sign Language swl 1 0 Bible Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik 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: 70 87 21   48 49 59 61 41

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.5 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.8 %)
55.8 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
3.6 %
Non-Religious
38.4 %
Other / Small Religions
1.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.2 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
2.9 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
90.3 %
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.

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  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Relief and development agencies
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Sweden Statistics
People Groups 87
Unreached People Groups 21  (24.1%)
Population 10,086,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 391,000  (3.9%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 55.8%
Percent Evangelical 5.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate -0.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 22
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 87%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code SW
Official Language(s) Swedish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 101,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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