Polish in Australia

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Polish are from one of the oldest nations in Europe. Their history began over 1,000 years ago. Theirs was a large kingdom between the 15th and 18th centuries, but after this time came great troubles for Polish people. During the Second World War, many Polish died because of persecution and genocide. The collapse of communism in 1989 brought them freedom, but after 1989 millions of Polish suffered from poverty and unemployment. This fact caused much of the Polish emigration to Western countries.

Where Are they Located?

Most Polish live in Poland, in Central Europe, but there are big groups of Polish immigrants in USA, UK, Australia and Germany. There are also great Polish minorities in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today many Polish people give up traditional lifestyle and worldview. After the collapse of communism, they started work more in private sector services and less in agriculture and industry. Young Polish want to study in high schools and have good jobs, but very often they are limited by poverty, especially in the villages. Today more than a half of Polish live in cities.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Polish religious life is dominated by the Roman Catholic Church, but in reality about half of them are only nominally Catholics. The collapse of communism was a big cultural shock. Many Polish have a conservative worldview, but sometimes it becomes fanatical, without understanding of Bible and Biblical principles. The great influence of relativism is observed by the younger generation. Horoscopes, magic and folk beliefs are still popular in Poland. Some Polish are also influenced by atheism, communism and materialism.

What Are Their Needs?

Polish people are disappointed with politics and traditional Catholic religion. Big problems in Poland are also addictions - mostly alcoholism - and increasing number of divorces, which destroy family ties. Despite the fact that Poland is a Christian nation since its founding in 966, most Polish don't understand Christianity completely and don't know Bible.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Polish in Australia.

* Pray for better knowledge of the Bible.
* Pray for the government and politicians to make wise decisions.
* Pray for missionaries in Poland who help the poor.
* Pray for better understanding of who God is.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Polish
People Name in Country Polish
Population this Country 74,000
Population all Countries 41,120,000
Total Countries 45
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Pole; Poles; Silesian
People ID 14431
ROP3 Code 108096
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Polish
Language Code pol   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Polish
Language Code pol   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Polish

Primary Language:  Polish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1522-2016)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1553-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1561-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Polish
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica's Polish
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Nowa Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.2 %
0.4 %
2.0 %
Other Christian
1.5 %
0.9 %
Roman Catholic
95.0 %
Photo Source Godson Onyekwere 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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