Country: Ireland

Number of People Groups

45

People Groups Unreached

5 (11.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

4,887,000

Population in Unreached

47,000 (1.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

91.4%

% Evangelical

1.56%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.3%
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 *
 Americans, U.S. 12,000 192,802,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 2,500 17,125,000 English Christianity 80.40 % 10.50 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 1,500 3,438,000 English Christianity 51.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anglo-South African 5,100 1,461,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab, general 22,000 3,258,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 33.00 % 0.50 % -
 Australian 3,000 17,992,000 English Christianity 69.48 % 16.00 % -
Brazilian 9,100 96,632,000 Portuguese Christianity 89.50 % 29.00 % -
 British 148,000 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
British, Scottish 14,000 5,769,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 4.00 % -
 Bulgarian 1,800 6,817,000 Bulgarian Christianity 80.00 % 1.90 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 15,378,000 English Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
 Czech 5,700 10,907,000 Czech Non-Religious 26.00 % 0.70 % -
 Danish 800 5,372,000 Danish Christianity 88.00 % 3.60 % -
Deaf 9,900 47,601,000 Irish Sign Language Christianity 91.72 % -
 Dutch 4,500 15,345,000 Dutch Non-Religious 47.00 % 4.30 % -
 Estonian 2,700 1,085,000 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.00 % 6.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 13,000 38,131,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.00 % 12.30 % -
 Finnish 900 5,766,000 Finnish Christianity 84.00 % 12.50 % -
 French 10,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 12,000 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Greek 500 10,235,000 Greek Christianity 92.00 % 0.40 % -
 Hungarian 8,400 11,495,000 Hungarian Christianity 87.85 % 2.80 % -
Irish 4,046,000 8,267,000 English Christianity 95.00 % 1.16 % -
Irish Traveller, Shelta 28,000 40,000 Shelta Christianity 95.00 % 1.00 % -
Irish, Gaelic-speaking 176,000 250,000 Irish Christianity 96.00 % 0.80 % -
 Italian 8,000 38,274,000 Italian Christianity 82.00 % 1.10 % -
 Jew, English-speaking 2,600 6,251,000 English Ethnic Religions 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Latvian 22,000 1,442,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.00 % 8.00 % -
 Lithuanian 39,000 2,804,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.00 % 1.10 % -
 Malay, Malaysian 3,500 17,309,000 Malay Islam 0.50 % 0.45 % 1
Mauritian 3,000 1,080,000 Morisyen Christianity 51.00 % 15.00 % -
 Polish 129,000 41,069,000 Polish Christianity 90.00 % 0.25 % -
 Portuguese 2,900 19,277,000 Portuguese Christianity 95.00 % 2.80 % -
Romani, Irish Traveller 23,000 23,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.50 % -
 Romanian 18,000 20,387,000 Romanian Christianity 98.00 % 5.40 % -
 Russian 4,100 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 67.00 % 1.20 % -
Scots 10,000 125,000 Scots Christianity 62.00 % 7.00 % -
 Slovak 11,000 5,152,000 Slovak Christianity 94.00 % 1.10 % -
 South Asian, general 32,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Spaniard 7,100 29,004,000 Spanish Christianity 77.00 % 1.00 % -
 Swedish 1,800 9,024,000 Swedish Christianity 57.00 % 6.90 % -
 Turk 1,500 63,323,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ukrainian 3,500 37,099,000 Ukrainian Christianity 82.00 % 3.80 % -
 Urdu 7,800 1,930,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Welsh 9,500 1,416,000 Welsh Christianity 58.00 % 6.00 % -
  Totals:  45 4,887,000         5 91.41 % 1.56 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 51,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 4,938,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Carlow 58,000
Cavan 77,000
Clare 120,000
Cork 548,000
Donegal 161,000
Dublin 1,360,000
Galway 262,000
Kerry 150,000
Kildare 225,000
Kilkenny 100,000
Laoighis 86,000
Leitrim 32,000
Limerick 197,000
Longford 41,000
Louth 129,000
Mayo 131,000
Meath 197,000
Monaghan 62,000
Offaly 79,000
Roscommon 65,000
Sligo 66,000
Tipperary 162,000
Waterford 117,000
Westmeath 89,000
Wexford 152,000
Wicklow 144,000
Provinces:  26 4,810,000
UN Country Population 4,938,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,717,000 5,887.4 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 15,673.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 4,209.7 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,522,000 2,343.4 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
4,887,000



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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
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bulgarian bul 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
Greek ell 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hungarian hun 1 0 Complete Bible
Irish gle 1 0 Complete Bible
Irish Sign Language isg 1 0 Translation Needed
Italian ita 1 0 Complete Bible
Latvian, Standard lvs 1 0 Complete Bible
Lithuanian lit 1 0 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Morisyen mfe 1 0 New Testament
Polish pol 1 0 Complete Bible
Portuguese por 2 0 Complete Bible
Romanian ron 1 0 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Scots sco 1 0 New Testament
Shelta sth 1 0 Translation Needed
Slovak slk 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swedish swe 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Ukrainian ukr 1 0 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Welsh cym 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 34 45 5   30 28 30 31 26

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.6 %)
91.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
7.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.7 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
1.1 %
Other Christian
2.2 %
Protestant
1.1 %
Roman Catholic
87.4 %
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 Ireland. 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 Ireland
  • Christian ministry in Ireland
  • 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

Ireland Statistics
People Groups 45
Unreached People Groups 5  (11.1%)
Population 4,887,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Population in Unreached 47,000  (1.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 91.4%
Percent Evangelical 1.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 5
Country Progress Level 3
Urbanization 63%
Continent Europe
Region Europe, Western
10/40 Window No
Country Code EI
Official Language(s) EnglishIrish
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 49,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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