Country: United Kingdom

Number of People Groups

105

People Groups Unreached

32 (30.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

66,469,000

Population in Unreached

5,037,000 (7.6%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

57.0%

% Evangelical

7.89%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
(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
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Afrikaner 66,000 4,282,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 % -
 Akan 27,000 5,102,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Albanian, Tosk 2,700 2,278,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.50 % -
 Americans, U.S. 162,000 190,342,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 92,000 18,441,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 51,000 17,819,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 7.70 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 41,000 3,479,000 English Christianity 53.00 % 18.20 % -
 Anglo-Romani 57,000 195,000 Angloromani Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 % -
 Arab, Egyptian 50,000 63,343,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 % -
 Arab, Iraqi 42,000 16,650,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Lebanese 100,000 11,742,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 24,000 2,767,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Moroccan 33,000 22,656,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Arab, Omani 2,100 2,861,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.50 % 1
 Arab, Palestinian 20,000 11,041,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 23,000 16,815,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Syrian 13,000 16,618,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.10 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 33,000 7,134,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 20,000 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Assyrian 6,800 674,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 0.75 % -
Austrian, Bavarian 19,000 14,735,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 % -
 Belarusian 5,700 10,015,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 % -
 Bengali, Sylhetti 120,000 120,000 Sylheti Islam 0.30 % 0.04 % 2
 Berber, Imazighen 3,100 4,484,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.60 % 0.10 % 1
 Berber, Kabyle 3,300 6,563,000 Kabyle Islam 1.50 % 1.00 % 1
Brazilian, White 30,000 96,086,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 % -
British, Scottish 5,629,000 5,658,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 7.50 % -
 Bulgarian 62,000 7,062,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Burmese 14,000 31,812,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Colombian, Mestizo 13,000 34,133,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
Cornish 546,000 546,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Cypriots, Greek 18,000 817,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.60 % -
 Cypriots, Turkish 5,300 221,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Czech 39,000 10,585,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 28,000 5,324,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 % -
Deaf 133,000 46,464,000 British Sign Language Christianity 59.66 % -
 Druze 500 986,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Dutch 87,000 15,180,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 English 47,833,000 52,309,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.90 % -
 Estonian 15,000 1,044,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 61,000 36,787,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 15,000 5,167,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 % -
 Fleming 18,000 6,542,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 0.45 % -
 French 169,000 49,965,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 139,000 65,388,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 German Swiss 15,000 5,023,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 % -
Gilbraltarian 13,000 39,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 2.90 % -
 Greek 57,000 10,823,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 % -
 Gujarati 622,000 2,339,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.05 % 0.03 % 12
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 217,000 78,656,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 29,000 43,528,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 128,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hungarian 90,000 11,473,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 % -
Irish 307,000 8,096,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
Irish Traveller, Shelta 3,800 39,000 Shelta Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 % -
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 40,000 244,000 Irish Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 % -
 Italian 180,000 37,298,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jamaicans 52,000 3,784,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 % -
 Japanese 30,000 124,687,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Jew, English Speaking 296,000 5,929,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 6
Jew, Yahudic 6,700 100,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Khmer 11,000 16,061,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.70 % 1
 Korean 12,000 80,531,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 % -
 Krio, Sierra Leonian 19,000 846,000 Krio Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kurd, Kurmanji 27,000 15,332,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 1
Latin American, Mestizo 86,000 590,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 % -
 Latvian 114,000 1,490,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lithuanian 164,000 2,932,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 % -
 Macedonian 9,700 1,902,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 % -
 Malay, Malaysian 35,000 11,723,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Maltese 47,000 608,000 Maltese Christianity 97.00 % 1.30 % -
 Mandaean 1,100 65,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mauritian 14,000 1,074,000 Morisyen Christianity 55.00 % 0.80 % -
 Norwegian 18,000 4,751,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 % -
 Parsee 4,300 162,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Northern 53,000 40,486,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Southern 48,000 9,229,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 47,000 40,916,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Polish 903,000 41,394,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Portuguese 185,000 17,682,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 % -
 Romani, Balkan 78,000 1,215,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Romani, Scottish Traveller 4,400 4,700 Traveller Scottish Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Romani, Vlax 67,000 1,133,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 % -
Romani, Welsh 67,000 67,000 Welsh Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Romanian 185,000 20,676,000 Romanian Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
 Russian 29,000 133,523,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Scots, Gaelic 65,000 65,000 Scottish Gaelic Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
Scots, Lowland 113,000 123,000 Scots Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Serb 13,000 8,337,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 % -
 Seychellese Creole 2,700 93,000 Seychelles Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 % -
 Slovak 84,000 5,066,000 Slovak Christianity 92.00 % 1.10 % -
 Somali 57,000 22,706,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 345,000 1,456,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.13 % 7
 South Asian, general 3,000,000 10,704,000 Urdu Islam 3.00 % 1.50 % 60
 Spaniard 139,000 28,793,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 34,000 8,878,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Tajik 40,000 9,099,000 Tajik Islam 0.40 % 0.01 % 1
 Thai, Central 25,000 20,637,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Tigre, Eritrean 15,000 1,128,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Turk 50,000 60,215,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 13,000 37,320,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 % -
Ulster Irish 910,000 910,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 14.00 % -
 Vietnamese 14,000 84,478,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Welsh, Cymraeg 1,266,000 1,387,000 Welsh Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Yoruba 100,000 36,393,000 Yoruba Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 % -
  Totals:  105 66,469,000       32   57.00 % 7.89 % 114 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 105,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 66,574,000                

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Peoples
Population
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Unreached
Districts
Country:   66,469,000 105 32 30.5 % 5,037,000 7.6 % 0
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Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete Bible
Akan aka 1 0 Complete Bible
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete Bible
Angloromani rme 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi yhd 1 1
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 3 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete Bible
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete Bible
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
British Sign Language bfi 1 0 Bible Portions
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete Bible
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete Bible
Czech ces 1 0 Complete Bible
Danish dan 1 0 Complete Bible
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 11 1 Complete Bible
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete Bible
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete Bible
Greek ell 2 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Irish gle 1 0 Complete Bible
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Krio kri 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
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Maltese mlt 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandaic mid 1 1
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete Bible
Parsi prp 1 1
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete Bible
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Bible Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 New Testament
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Scots sco 1 0 New Testament
Scottish Gaelic gla 1 0 Complete Bible
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete Bible
Seychelles Creole French crs 1 0 Complete Bible
Shelta sth 1 0
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Sylheti syl 1 1 New Testament
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Tajik tgk 1 1 Complete Bible
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Traveller Scottish trl 1 0
Turkish tur 2 2 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Vlaams vls 1 0 Bible Portions
Welsh cym 2 0 Complete Bible
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 87 105 32   62 57 72 76 44

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.9 %)
57.0 %
Ethnic Religions
0.7 %
Hinduism
2.4 %
Islam
4.1 %
Non-Religious
34.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
64.0 %
Independent
2.2 %
Orthodox
2.2 %
Other Christian
3.5 %
Protestant
13.4 %
Roman Catholic
13.5 %
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 United Kingdom. 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 United Kingdom
  • Christian ministry in United Kingdom
  • 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 United Kingdom 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.

In United Kingdom Size
Action Partners - Pioneers Medium
Adventures in Missions Medium
Africa Inland Mission, International Medium
Alongside Ministries, International Small
American Baptist Churches of the USA, Int'l Ministries Medium
Apostolic Team Ministries, International Small
Artists in Christian Testimony Medium
Avant Ministries Medium
Biblical Ministries Worldwide Medium
Brethren in Christ World Missions Medium
Cadence International Medium
Chinese Overseas Christian Mission Small
Chosen People Ministries Small
Christar Medium
Christian Associates International Small
Christian Outreach International Small
Christian Witness to Israel Small
Church Mission Society Medium
CLC International Medium
CLC Ministries International Small
CMF International Medium
Crosslinks Medium
Eastern Mennonite Missions Medium
Elim Fellowship Medium
Encompass World Partners Medium
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Fellowship of Evangelical Churches Small
Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Medium
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Global Recordings Network Medium
Globe International Medium
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Gospel Fellowship Association Medium
Greater Europe Mission Medium
HCJB Global Medium
International Board of Jewish Missions Small
International Students, Inc. Medium
International Teams Medium
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Medium
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Japan Christian Link Small
Jews for Jesus Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Latin Link Medium
Lifewords (Scripture Gift Mission) Medium
Messianic Testimony Small
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
OMF International (Overseas Missionary Fellowship) Large
Open Air Campaigners (OAC) Medium
Operation Mobilization Large
People International USA Medium
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Qua Iboe Fellowship Small
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Small
Red Sea Team International Medium
Reformed Baptist Mission Services Small
SAT7 Medium
Scripture Union Medium
South American Mission Society Medium
The Leprosy Mission Medium
Things To Come Mission Medium
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Medium
WEC International Large
World Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency Medium
World Harvest Mission Medium
World Horizons Medium
World Missions Far Corners Incorporated Large
World Witness, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Medium
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
United Kingdom Statistics
People Groups 105
Unreached People Groups 32  (30.5%)
Population 66,469,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.6%
Population in Unreached 5,037,000  (7.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 114
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 57.0%
Percent Evangelical 7.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 83%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code UK
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 665,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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