Country: United Kingdom

Number of People Groups

106

People Groups Unreached

32 (30.2%)

Total Population

64,950,000

Unreached Population

4,935,000 (7.6%)

% Professing Christian

57.1%

% Evangelical

7.91 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

99 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Afrikaner 65,000 4,090,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 26,000 4,869,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 %
 Albanian, Tosk 2,600 2,414,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 159,000 188,897,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 %
 Anglo-Australian 90,000 17,790,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 %
 Anglo-Canadian 50,000 16,306,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 7.70 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 40,000 3,416,000 English Christianity 53.00 % 18.20 %
 Arab, Egyptian 49,000 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Iraqi 41,000 17,120,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 98,000 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 24,000 2,674,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Moroccan 33,000 18,800,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Omani 2,100 2,192,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Arab, Palestinian 20,000 11,737,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 23,000 15,814,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Syrian 12,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 33,000 7,373,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 20,000 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 6,600 656,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 0.75 %
Austrian, Bavarian 19,000 14,746,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 5,600 10,076,000 Belarusan Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Bengali, Sylhetti 118,000 118,000 Sylheti Islam 0.30 % 0.04 %
 Berber, Imazighen 3,000 4,346,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.60 % 0.10 %
 Berber, Kabyle 3,300 6,356,000 Kabyle Islam 1.50 % 1.00 %
Brazilian, White 29,000 96,891,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 %
British, Scottish 5,516,000 5,544,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 7.50 %
 Bulgarian 61,000 7,170,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Burmese 14,000 31,524,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 12,000 33,709,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
 Coloured 153,000 6,277,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 %
Cornish 535,000 535,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
Creoles, Mauritian 13,000 1,040,000 Morisyen Christianity 55.00 % 0.80 %
Cypriots, Greek 18,000 809,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.60 %
 Cypriots, Turkish 5,200 221,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Czech 38,000 10,203,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 27,000 5,281,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown British Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Druze 500 772,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Dutch 85,000 15,165,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 English 46,677,000 51,663,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.90 %
 Estonian 15,000 1,048,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 60,000 35,942,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
 Finnish 15,000 5,163,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
Fleming 18,000 6,547,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 0.45 %
 French 166,000 49,469,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 136,000 64,480,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 14,000 4,939,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
Gilbraltarian 13,000 37,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 2.90 %
 Greek 56,000 10,776,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gujarati 119,000 1,688,000 Gujarati Hinduism 2.00 % 0.07 %
 Gypsy, Anglo-Romani 56,000 191,000 Angloromani Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 %
Gypsy, Scottish Traveller 4,300 4,600 Traveller Scottish Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 212,000 77,290,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 28,000 42,650,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 125,000 854,476,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.00 %
 Hungarian 88,000 11,570,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
Irish 301,000 8,124,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 %
Irish Traveller, Shelta 3,700 39,000 Shelta Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 39,000 143,000 Irish Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 %
 Italian 176,000 38,042,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Jamaicans 51,000 3,622,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 %
 Japanese 29,000 124,985,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, English Speaking 301,000 6,095,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Khmer, Central 10,000 15,731,000 Khmer, Central Buddhism 3.20 % 1.70 %
 Korean 11,000 80,205,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Krio, Sierra Leonian 18,000 815,000 Krio Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 26,000 14,788,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
Latin American, Mestizo 85,000 586,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 %
Latvian 112,000 1,488,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 161,000 2,894,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
 Macedonian 9,500 2,012,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 %
 Malay, Malaysian 34,000 11,637,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Maltese 46,000 596,000 Maltese Christianity 97.00 % 1.30 %
 Mandaean 1,100 28,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Norwegian 18,000 4,738,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 %
 Parsee 4,300 165,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Northern 52,000 44,091,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 47,000 7,146,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 46,000 40,090,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 885,000 41,935,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 181,000 15,076,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Balkan, Tinners 76,000 1,243,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 65,000 1,142,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 %
Romani, Welsh 65,000 65,000 Welsh Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 Romanian 181,000 20,136,000 Romanian Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 %
 Russian 28,000 134,007,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Scots, Gaelic 64,000 64,000 Scottish Gaelic Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Scots, Lowland 111,000 111,000 Scots Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Serb 13,000 7,848,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Seychellese Creole 2,600 95,000 Seselwa Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
 Slovak 82,000 5,030,000 Slovak Christianity 92.00 % 1.10 %
 Somali 56,000 19,457,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 339,000 1,475,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.13 %
 South Asian, general 3,418,000 10,799,000 Urdu Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Spaniard 136,000 28,630,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 33,000 8,869,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Tajik, Afghan 39,000 8,667,000 Dari Islam 0.40 % 0.01 %
 Thai, Central 25,000 20,175,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 15,000 1,207,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Turk 49,000 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 12,000 38,181,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Ulster Irish 882,000 882,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 14.00 %
 Vietnamese 13,000 83,842,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
 Welsh, Cymraeg 1,241,000 1,362,000 Welsh Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Yahudic, Judeo-Iraqi 6,600 98,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Yoruba 98,000 33,832,000 Yoruba Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 %
  Totals:  106 64,950,000       32   57.07 % 7.91 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 161,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 65,111,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.9 %)
57.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.7 %
Hinduism
2.2 %
Islam
4.3 %
Non-Religious
34.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.9 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
63.8 %
Independent
2.3 %
Orthodox
2.2 %
Other Christian
3.5 %
Protestant
13.4 %
Roman Catholic
13.7 %
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

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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 106
Unreached People Groups 32  (30.2%)
Population 64,950,000
Population in Unreached 4,935,000  (7.6%)
Urbanization 82%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code UK
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 650,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 57.1%
Percent Evangelical 7.9%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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