Country: Korea, South

Number of People Groups

23

People Groups Unreached

11 (47.8%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

51,191,000

Population in Unreached

443,000 (0.9%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

30.1%

% Evangelical

16.36%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.7%
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. 141,000 192,805,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.90 % -
 Anglo-Australian 14,000 17,992,000 English Christianity 67.00 % 13.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 26,000 17,175,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 9.00 % -
 British 7,200 53,901,000 English Christianity 63.00 % 8.00 % -
 Burmese 23,000 32,026,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Chinese, general 1,039,000 15,716,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 8.00 % 5.00 % -
Deaf 103,000 47,601,000 Korean Sign Language Non-Religious 30.95 % -
 Eurasian 13,000 1,737,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 1.00 % -
 Filipino, Tagalog 57,000 38,060,000 Tagalog Christianity 96.00 % 12.30 % -
 French 5,300 50,319,000 French Christianity 68.00 % 1.00 % -
 Japanese 52,000 124,082,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Kazakh 12,000 15,659,000 Kazakh Islam 0.80 % 0.40 % 1
 Khmer 46,000 16,494,000 Khmer Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Korean 49,173,000 80,906,000 Korean Non-Religious 30.60 % 16.80 % -
 Kyrgyz 5,100 5,669,000 Kyrgyz Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Malay 9,600 17,309,000 Malay Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mongol, Khalka 36,000 2,433,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.72 % 1.20 % 1
 Russian 17,000 133,971,000 Russian Christianity 75.00 % 1.20 % -
 South Asian, general 101,000 12,154,000 Language unknown Hinduism 2.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Thai 102,000 22,134,000 Thai Buddhism 0.80 % 0.40 % 2
 Turk 1,700 63,339,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uzbek, Northern 55,000 30,912,000 Uzbek, Northern Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Vietnamese 151,000 85,422,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  23 51,191,000         11 30.10 % 16.36 % 13 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 78,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 51,269,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Busan 3,420,000
Chungcheongbuk-do 1,590,000
Chungcheongnam-do 2,067,000
Daegu 2,455,000
Daejeon 1,527,000
Gangwon-do 1,551,000
Gwangju 1,497,000
Gyeonggi-do 12,251,000
Gyeongsangbuk-do 2,741,000
Gyeongsangnam-do 3,378,000
Incheon 2,929,000
Jeju 584,000
Jeollabuk-do 1,898,000
Jeollanam-do 1,940,000
Sejong 277,000
Seoul 9,749,000
Ulsan 1,158,000
Provinces:  17 51,012,000
UN Country Population 51,269,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 560.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 1,496.1 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 402.9 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 224.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
51,191,000



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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
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 5 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Kazakh kaz 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Korean Sign Language kvk 1 0 Bible Portions
Kyrgyz kir 1 1 Complete Bible
Malay zlm 1 1 Complete Bible
Mongolian, Halh khk 1 1 Complete Bible
Russian rus 1 0 Complete Bible
Tagalog tgl 1 0 Complete Bible
Thai tha 1 1 Complete Bible
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Uzbek, Northern uzn 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 19 23 11   14 17 18 17 14

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
23.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 16.4 %)
30.1 %
Ethnic Religions
9.8 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
0.5 %
Non-Religious
31.5 %
Other / Small Religions
4.3 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.1 %
Orthodox
0.1 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
65.7 %
Roman Catholic
29.8 %
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 Korea, South. 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 Korea, South
  • Christian ministry in Korea, South
  • 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

Korea, South Statistics
People Groups 23
Unreached People Groups 11  (47.8%)
Population 51,191,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.4%
Population in Unreached 443,000  (0.9%)
Primary Religion Non-Religious
Percent Christian Adherent 30.1%
Percent Evangelical 16.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 13
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 82%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window No
Country Code KS
Official Language(s) Korean
Literacy Rate 99%
Estimated Illiterate Population 512,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked