Country: United Kingdom

Number of People Groups

106

People Groups Unreached

32 (30.2%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

65,331,000

Population in Unreached

4,947,000 (7.6%)

Literacy Rate

99 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

57.1%

% Evangelical

7.91%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Afrikaner 66,000 4,146,000 Afrikaans Christianity 94.00 % 12.00 %
 Akan 26,000 4,975,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 %
 Albanian, Tosk 2,600 2,261,000 Albanian, Tosk Islam 30.00 % 0.50 %
 Americans, U.S. 160,000 190,291,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 %
 Anglo-Australian 91,000 18,034,000 English Christianity 70.00 % 14.40 %
 Anglo-Canadian 50,000 17,681,000 English Christianity 72.00 % 7.70 %
 Anglo-New Zealander 41,000 3,450,000 English Christianity 53.00 % 18.20 %
 Anglo-Romani 56,000 194,000 Angloromani Christianity 65.00 % 10.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 49,000 61,148,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 13.00 % 3.90 %
 Arab, Iraqi 42,000 17,684,000 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Lebanese 99,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 24,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Moroccan 33,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Omani 2,100 2,702,000 Arabic, Omani Spoken Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Arab, Palestinian 20,000 11,940,000 Arabic, South Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Saudi - Najdi 23,000 16,225,000 Arabic, Najdi Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Syrian 13,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.10 %
 Arab, Yemeni 33,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 20,000 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Assyrian 6,700 668,000 Assyrian Neo-Aramaic Christianity 92.00 % 0.75 %
Austrian, Bavarian 19,000 14,763,000 Bavarian Christianity 83.00 % 0.50 %
 Belarusian 5,600 10,061,000 Belarusian Christianity 71.00 % 1.30 %
 Bengali, Sylhetti 118,000 118,000 Sylheti Islam 0.30 % 0.04 %
 Berber, Imazighen 3,100 4,406,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.60 % 0.10 %
 Berber, Kabyle 3,300 6,460,000 Kabyle Islam 1.50 % 1.00 %
Brazilian, White 29,000 96,735,000 Portuguese Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 %
British, Scottish 5,550,000 5,578,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 7.50 %
 Bulgarian 62,000 7,101,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 %
 Burmese 14,000 32,284,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Colombian, Mestizo 13,000 34,033,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
 Coloured 154,000 6,137,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 %
Cornish 538,000 538,000 English Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
Cypriots, Greek 18,000 817,000 Greek Christianity 90.00 % 0.60 %
 Cypriots, Turkish 5,200 223,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Czech 39,000 10,546,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 %
 Danish 27,000 5,295,000 Danish Christianity 85.00 % 3.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown British Sign Language Christianity 60.00 % 1.00 %
 Druze 500 795,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Other / Small 1.00 % 0.50 %
 Dutch 86,000 15,195,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 %
 English 46,964,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.90 %
 Estonian 15,000 1,043,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.00 % 4.90 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 61,000 36,602,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 %
 Finnish 15,000 5,172,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.10 %
Fleming 18,000 6,590,000 Vlaams Christianity 63.00 % 0.45 %
 French 167,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 German 137,000 64,238,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 German Swiss 14,000 4,978,000 German, Swiss Christianity 76.00 % 4.40 %
Gilbraltarian 13,000 37,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 2.90 %
 Greek 56,000 10,713,000 Greek Christianity 91.00 % 0.40 %
 Gujarati 604,000 2,266,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.05 % 0.03 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 214,000 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 29,000 42,846,000 Chinese, Hakka Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.70 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 126,000 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 6.00 % 5.00 %
 Hungarian 89,000 11,567,000 Hungarian Christianity 88.00 % 2.80 %
Irish 303,000 8,049,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 %
Irish Traveller, Shelta 3,700 39,000 Shelta Christianity 65.00 % 4.00 %
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 39,000 241,000 Irish Christianity 92.00 % 1.00 %
 Italian 177,000 37,782,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 %
 Jamaicans 51,000 3,703,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 83.00 % 28.00 %
 Japanese 29,000 124,775,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %
 Jew, English Speaking 292,000 5,926,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Khmer 10,000 15,966,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.70 %
 Korean 11,000 80,477,000 Korean Christianity 31.00 % 16.80 %
 Krio, Sierra Leonian 18,000 750,000 Krio Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 %
 Kurd, Kurmanji 26,000 15,021,000 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
Latin American, Mestizo 85,000 586,000 Spanish Christianity 92.00 % 4.00 %
 Latvian 113,000 1,481,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 60.00 % 7.00 %
 Lithuanian 162,000 2,875,000 Lithuanian Christianity 85.00 % 1.10 %
 Macedonian 9,500 1,908,000 Macedonian Christianity 66.00 % 0.20 %
 Malay, Malaysian 34,000 11,665,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Maltese 46,000 597,000 Maltese Christianity 97.00 % 1.30 %
 Mandaean 1,100 44,000 Mandaic Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mauritian 14,000 1,085,000 Morisyen Christianity 55.00 % 0.80 %
 Norwegian 18,000 4,762,000 Norwegian Christianity 91.00 % 8.40 %
 Parsee 4,300 166,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun Northern 52,000 45,678,000 Pashto, Northern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun, Southern 47,000 7,223,000 Pashto, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 46,000 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Polish 890,000 41,875,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Portuguese 183,000 17,301,000 Portuguese Christianity 94.00 % 3.00 %
 Romani, Balkan 77,000 1,249,000 Romani, Balkan Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 %
Romani, Scottish Traveller 4,400 4,700 Traveller Scottish Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 %
 Romani, Vlax 66,000 1,125,000 Romani, Vlax Christianity 65.00 % 9.00 %
Romani, Welsh 66,000 66,000 Welsh Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 Romanian 183,000 20,395,000 Romanian Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 %
 Russian 28,000 133,967,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 %
Scots, Gaelic 64,000 64,000 Scottish Gaelic Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Scots, Lowland 112,000 112,000 Scots Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
 Serb 13,000 8,990,000 Serbian Christianity 80.00 % 0.60 %
 Seychellese Creole 2,600 96,000 Seychelles Creole French Christianity 95.00 % 6.00 %
 Slovak 82,000 5,046,000 Slovak Christianity 92.00 % 1.10 %
 Somali 56,000 20,079,000 Somali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 341,000 1,460,000 Bengali Islam 1.00 % 0.13 %
 South Asian, general 2,948,000 10,428,000 Urdu Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Spaniard 137,000 28,653,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 %
 Swedish 33,000 8,841,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 %
 Tajik 40,000 8,958,000 Tajiki Islam 0.40 % 0.01 %
 Thai, Central 25,000 20,359,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 %
 Tigre, Eritrean 15,000 1,218,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Turk 49,000 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ukrainian 13,000 37,772,000 Ukrainian Christianity 79.00 % 3.80 %
Ulster Irish 887,000 887,000 English Christianity 92.00 % 14.00 %
 Vietnamese 14,000 84,970,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 %
 Welsh, Cymraeg 1,249,000 1,370,000 Welsh Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Yahudic, Judeo-Iraqi 6,700 99,000 Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Yoruba 98,000 36,036,000 Yoruba Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 %
  Totals:  106 65,331,000       32   57.06 % 7.91 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 180,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 65,511,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Afrikaans afr 1 0 Complete
Akan aka 1 0 Complete
Albanian, Tosk als 1 0 Complete
Angloromani rme 1 0 Portions
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 NT
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi yhd 1 1
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken acm 1 1
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete
Arabic, Najdi Spoken ars 1 1 Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 3 1 Portions
Arabic, Omani Spoken acx 1 1
Arabic, South Levantine Spoken ajp 1 1 Portions
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete
Assyrian Neo-Aramaic aii 1 0 Complete
Bavarian bar 1 0 Complete
Belarusian bel 1 0 Complete
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete
British Sign Language bfi 1 0 Portions
Bulgarian bul 1 0 Complete
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Yue yue 1 0 Complete
Czech ces 1 0 Complete
Danish dan 1 0 Complete
Dutch nld 1 0 Complete
English eng 12 1 Complete
Estonian, Standard ekk 1 0 Complete
Finnish fin 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
German, Swiss gsw 1 0 Complete
Greek ell 2 0 Complete
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete
Irish gle 1 0 Complete
Italian ita 1 0 Complete
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 NT
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete
Kabyle kab 1 1 Complete
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete
Korean kor 1 0 Complete
Krio kri 1 0 Complete
Kurdish, Northern kmr 1 1 Complete
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete
Macedonian mkd 1 0 Complete
Malay zlm 1 1
Maltese mlt 1 0 Complete
Mandaic mid 1 1
Morisyen mfe 1 0 NT
Norwegian nor 1 0 Complete
Parsi prp 1 1
Pashto, Northern pbu 1 1 Complete
Pashto, Southern pbt 1 1 Portions
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Polish pol 1 0 Complete
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete
Romani, Balkan rmn 1 0 Complete
Romani, Vlax rmy 1 0 NT
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete
Russian rus 1 0 Complete
Scots sco 1 0 NT
Scottish Gaelic gla 1 0 Complete
Serbian srp 1 0 Complete
Seychelles Creole French crs 1 0 NT
Shelta sth 1 0
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete
Somali som 1 1 Complete
Spanish spa 3 0 Complete
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete
Sylheti syl 1 1 Portions
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete
Tajiki tgk 1 1 Complete
Tamazight, Central Atlas tzm 1 1 Portions
Thai tha 1 1 Complete
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete
Traveller Scottish trl 1 0
Turkish tur 2 2 Complete
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete
Vlaams vls 1 0 Portions
Welsh cym 2 0 Complete
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete
Totals: 87 106 32   56 56 71 76 44

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.4 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.9 %)
57.1 %
Ethnic Religions
0.7 %
Hinduism
2.4 %
Islam
4.1 %
Non-Religious
34.4 %
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

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 106
Unreached People Groups 32  (30.2%)
Population 65,331,000
Population in Unreached 4,947,000  (7.6%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 117 to 157
Urbanization 82%
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No
Country Code UK
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 653,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 57.1%
Percent Evangelical 7.9%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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