Recompiled June 1995

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The Deaf population of the given countries are taken from the various sources. The facts and statistics are as recent as the resources used and were taken from the following:

1. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1995, Funk and Wagnall's Corporation, One International Boulevard, Suite 444, Mahwah, New Jersey 07495-0017

2. Operation World, Zondervan Publishing House, 5300 Patterson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49530. 1993

For calculating the number of Deaf in an area an average of 6.603% is the figure used by NAD to calculate the number of Deaf for the U.S. and is fairly accurate. World Christian Encyclopedia uses 10% for their estimates. The difference between the NAD and World Christian percentages used may be because of the health standards around the world which is a contributing factor to deafness. In the U.S., California, and Pennsylvania have some of the largest concentrations of Deaf population.

Please understand that statistics for "deafness" are difficult to quantify.  The question, "how deaf is deaf?" can be asked. The statistics made on this page are gathered from other sources and for the general purpose of defining areas of need for ministry focus. We did not qualify or quantify on the basis of deaf in one ear two ears, the db loss or other criteria.

If you have any newer statistics we will add them here.  Please only use verifiable statistics and include the reference where these statistics were printed.

List of Nations/Areas

Africa

Caribbean Region

Central America

Europe

Far East

Middle East

North America

Oceania

South America

Southeast Asia

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North America
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Canada             $19,020       1,704,551      Catholic
Mexico              $1,990       5,590,207      Catholic
United States      $21,100      15,807,089      Protestant

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South America
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Argentina           $2,128       2,056,145      Catholic
Bolivia               $600          46,800      Catholic
Brazil              $2,550       9,624,345      Catholic
Chile               $2,900         845,849      Catholic
Colombia            $1,190       2,157,094      Catholic
Ecuador             $1,040          64,692      Catholic
Guyana                $310          44,199      Christian
Paraguay            $1,030         316,124      Catholic
Peru                $1,090       1,433,960      Catholic
Suriname            $3,020          25,646      Christian
Uruguay             $2,620         193,955      Catholic
Venezuela           $2,450       1,246,674      Catholic

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Central  America
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Belize             $ 1,600          12,671      Catholic
Costa Rica          $1,760         202,625      Catholic
El Salvador         $1,040         348,804      Catholic
Guatemala             $290         650,014      Catholic
Honduras              $900         322,248      Catholic
Nicaragua             $840         248,401      Catholic
Panama              $1,780         159,456      Catholic

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Caribbean Region
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Antigua and Barbuda $3,880           3,940      Church of
                                                England
Bahamas            $10,800          16,551      Baptist
Barbados            $5,990          15,521      Protestant
Cuba                $2,690         670,810      Catholic
Dominica            $1,670           5,335      Catholic
Dominican Republic    $680         474,490      Catholic
Grenada             $1,900           5,699      Catholic
Haiti                 $400         393,549      Catholic
Jamaica             $1,080         154,909      Protestant
St. Lucia           $1,540           8,791      Catholic
St. Vincent         $1,200           6,972      Anglican
& Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago   $3,160          80,516      Catholic

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Europe
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion

Albania               $250          204,565       Islam
Andorra             $9,000            3,880       Catholic
Austria            $17,360          482,311       Catholic
Belgium            $14,880          610,119       Catholic
Bulgaria            $5,300          533,544       Bulgarian Orthodox
Cyprus              $7,812           44,259       Greek Orthodox
Czechoslovakia      $7,200          631,037       Atheist
Denmark            $20,415          314,548       Lutheran
Finland            $22,060          307,333       Lutheran
France             $17,830        3,506,839       Catholic
Germany, West      $18,170        4,850,400       Protestant

Greece              $5,340          634,565       Orthodox
Hungary             $6,100          625,640       Catholic
Iceland            $20,160           16,006       Lutheran
Ireland            $12,250          214,569       Catholic
Italy              $15,150        3,524,906       Catholic
Liechtenstein      $21,000            1,818       Catholic
Luxembourg         $24,860           24,373       Catholic
Malta               $3,470           20,799       Catholic
Monaco             $11,350            1,879       Catholic
Netherlands        $16,010          931,761       Catholic
Norway             $13,820          261,618       Lutheran
Poland              $4,560        2,342,493       Catholic
Portugal            $4,260          638,070       Catholic
Romania             $1,640        1,405,464       Romanian Orthodox
San Marino          $8,590            1,455       Catholic
Spain               $9,150        2,382,940       Catholic
Sweden             $21,710          532,210       Lutheran
Switzerland        $35,160          426,835       Catholic
U.S.S.R.            $4,550          907,079       Russian

                                                  Orthodox
United Kingdom      $14570        3,524,725       Church of England
Yugoslavia          $2,620          652,378       Orthodox


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Middle East
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Bahrain            $10,360           35,529       Islam
Iran                $1,800        3,978,055       Islam
Iraq                $2,300        1,205,930       Islam
Israel              $9,750          306,242       Jewish
Jordan              $1,300          240,155       Islam
Kuwait             $15,437          110,285       Islam
Lebanon               $800          219,480       Islam
Oman                $5,220          103,131       Islam
Qatar               $9,920           31,103       Islam
Saudi Arabia        $6,230        1,103,284       Islam
Syria               $1,020          902,598       Islam
Turkey              $1,360          376,839       Islam
United Arab        $18,430          169,218       Islam
Emirates
Yemen                 $640          673,296       Islam
Yemen Arab Republic   $640          379,276       Islam

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Far East
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
China (Mainland)      $360       72,175,831       Atheist
China (Taiwan)      $7,510        1,303,969       Buddhist
Japan              $23,730        7,585,237       Buddhist
Korea (North)         $919        1,398,552       Buddhist
Korea (South)       $5,569        2,733,382       Christian
Mongolia              $150          147,330       Buddhist
Philippines           $709        4,232,519       Catholic

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Southeast Asia
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Cambodia               n/a          622,366       Buddhist
Bangladesh            $180        7,591,511       Islam
Bhutan                $300          105,435       Buddhist
Burma                 $180        2,684,514       Catholic
India                 $350       90,773,718       Hindu
Maldives              $420           15,278       Islam
Nepal                 $170        1,275,776       Hindu
Pakistan              $370        7,398,229       Islam
Sri Lanka             $470        1,093,340       Buddhist

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Oceania
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Australia          $14,400        1,096,008       Catholic
Fiji                $1,540           46,321       Christian
Kiribati              $700            4,729       Protestant
Nauru              $20,000              606       Christian

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Africa (some of)
Country         Money Earned       Deaf           Highest %
                Per Person        and HH          Religion
Mozambique             $80        1,051,687      Animist
Niger                 $290          523,540      Islam
Nigeria               $319        5,947,257      Christian
Rwanda                $310          507,715      Christian
Sao Tome and Principe $360            8,306      Christian
Senegal               $650          529,360      Islam
Seychelles          $4,170            4,365      Catholic
Sierra Leone          $200          280,716      Animist
Somalia               n/a           404,220      Islam
South Africa        $2,460       
3,663,536      Christian
Sudan                 $420        1,783,734      Islam
Swaziland             $900           56,749      Christian

Tanzania              $120        1,696,791      Christian
Togo                  $370          257,980      Animist
Transkei              n/a           158,472      Christian
Tunisia             $1,290          529,118      Islam
Uganda                $250          120,345      Christian
Upper Volta           $190          473,435      Animist
Zaire                 $260        2,587,930      Christian
Zambia              $1,390          557,068      Christian
Zimbabwe              $640          665,414      Christian


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