Qinghai  青海                        
  POPULATION     CHRISTIANS       Total  
      Protestants   Catholics     Christians  
  Census Current Year     TOTAL     TOTAL     % of current
# County or City Prefecture 2000 2011   TSPM House church PROTESTANTS CPA House church CATHOLICS   TOTAL Population
       
1 Banma (Baima) Guolou 22,088 24,226   22 81 103 0 0 0 103 0.42%
2 Chenduo Yushu 40,391 44,301   9 33 42 0 0 0 42 0.09%
3 Dari Guolou 24,354 26,711   13 50 63 0 0 0 63 0.24%
4 Datong Xining 416,968 457,331   3,842[1] 21,436 25,278 531 1,061 1,592 26,869 5.88%
5 Delingha City Haixi 83,585 91,676   843[2] 3,138 3,981 116 233 349 4,330 4.72%
6 Dulan Haixi 57,670 63,252   240 894 1,134 33 66 100 1,234 1.95%
7 Gande Guolou 25,494 27,962   11 42 53 0 0 0 53 0.19%
8 Gangcha Haibei 39,223 43,020   185 688 873 26 51 77 950 2.21%
9 Golmud (Ge'ermu) City Haixi 106,897[3] 117,245   586[4] 3,271 3,857 81 162 243 4,100 3.50%
10 Gonghe Hainan 111,974 122,813   577[5] 2,147 2,724 80 159 239 2,964 2.41%
11 Guide Hainan 91,552 100,414   723[6] 2,689 3,412 100 200 300 3,712 3.70%
12 Guinan Hainan 63,579 69,733   188 700 889 26 52 78 967 1.39%
13 Haiyan Haibei 32,879 36,062   288 1,073 1,362 40 80 120 1,481 4.11%
14 Henan Huangnan 32,250 35,372   25 92 117 0 0 0 117 0.33%
15 Hualong Haidong 213,706 234,393   750 2,790 3,540 104 207 311 3,851 1.64%
16 Huangyuan Xining 129,814 142,380   1,936[7] 10,805 12,741 267 535 802 13,544 9.51%
17 Huangzhong Xining 448,465 491,876   5,853 32,662 38,515 808 1,617 2,425 40,940 8.32%
18 Huzhu Haidong 357,089 391,655   4,230 15,735 19,965 584 1,168 1,752 21,717 5.55%
19 Jianzha  Huangnan 51,064 56,007   118 438 555 16 32 49 604 1.08%
20 Jiuzhi Guolou 19,336 21,208   13 47 60 0 0 0 60 0.28%
21 Ledu Haidong 262,704 288,134   3,602 13,398 17,000 497 995 1,492 18,492 6.42%
22 Maduo (Madoi) Guolou 10,890 11,944   13 49 62 0 0 0 62 0.52%
23 Mangya Haixi 29,000 31,807   159 887 1,046 22 44 66 1,112 3.50%
24 Maqin (Maqen) Guolou 35,778 39,241   78 292 370 11 22 33 403 1.03%
25 Menyuan Haibei 141,426 155,116   884 3,289 4,173 122 244 366 4,540 2.93%
26 Minhe Haidong 346,748 380,313   2,510 9,337 11,848 347 693 1,040 12,887 3.39%
27 Nangqian (Nangqen) Yushu 57,387 62,942   13 47 59 0 0 0 59 0.09%
28 Ping'an Haidong 106,866 117,211   1,301 4,840 6,141 180 359 539 6,680 5.70%
29 Qilian Haibei 45,394 49,788   159 593 752 22 44 66 818 1.64%
30 Qumalai (Qumarleb) Yushu 24,181 26,522   8 30 38 0 0 0 38 0.14%
31 Tianjun Haixi 18,927 20,759   23 127 150 0 0 0 150 0.72%
32 Tongde Hainan 48,741 53,459   80 298 378 11 22 33 412 0.77%
33 Tongren Huangnan 77,040 84,497   110 409 518 15 30 46 564 0.67%
34 Wulan (Ulan) Haixi 36,015 39,501   166 926 1,092 23 46 69 1,160 2.94%
35 Xinghai Hainan 59,580 65,347   131 486 617 18 36 54 671 1.03%
36 Xining City Xining 854,466 937,178   14,807[8] 82,625 97,433 2,045[9] 4,090 6,135[10] 103,568 11.05%
37 Xunhua Haidong 104,452 114,563   103 384 487 14 28 43 529 0.46%
38 Yushu Yushu 77,854 85,390   60 222 282 0 0 0 282 0.33%
39 Zaduo (Zadoi) Yushu 38,654 42,396   492 1,829 2,321 68 136 204 2,525 5.96%
40 Zeku (Zekog) Huangnan 54,288 59,543   12 44 56 0 0 0 56 0.09%
41 Zhiduo (Zhidoi) Yushu 24,194 26,536   11 39 50 0 0 0 50 0.19%
       
  Totals   4,822,963 5,289,826   45,175[11] 218,964[12] 264,139[13] 6,207 12,413 18,620[14]   282,759 5.35%
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[1]
400: Amity News Service, October 1996. In 1996 Datong was one of only four counties in the whole province that had a TSPM church. Since that time the church in Datong has grown rapidly.
[2]
800 in 3 churches: TSPM China Prayer Calendar, 2002.
[3]
The population for Golmud City in the 2000 census was actually 135,897, but in the mid-2000s the government created Mangya County within Golmud's borders. Mangya had a population of 29,000 people at the time, and so the population for Golmud has been adjusted accordingly.
[4]
700 in 2 churches: TSPM China Prayer Calendar, 2002. We have lowered the figure after Manya County was carved out of Golmud City in 2006.
[5]
400: Amity News Service, October 1996. In 1996 Gonghe was one of only four counties in the whole province that had a TSPM church.
[6]
400: Amity News Service, October 1996. In 1996 Guide was one of only four counties in the whole province that had a TSPM church.
[7]
400: Amity News Service, October 1996. In 1996 Huangyuan was one of only four counties in the whole province that had a TSPM church.
[8]
14,000 in 19 churches: TSPM China Prayer Calendar. "More than 10,000 Protestants," Global Chinese Ministries (October 2007). In 1981 there were only about 40 TSPM believers in the city. This quickly increased to "6,780 baptized believers" in 1997: Amity News Service (August 1997). There are probably an equal number of unbaptized Christians in the TSPM. Detailed statistics for TSPM church membership in Xining were published in Amity News Service (August 1997). A summary is:
1982   82 members
1984  264
1986  679
1988  1,527
1990  2,332
1992  3,297
1994  4,374
1996  5,603
1997  6,780
[9]
250 in just one (Beishan Catholic) church: Charbonnier, Guide to the Catholic Church in China (1997), 209.
[10]
In 1950 there were 4,144 Catholics in Xining Diocese, in 57 parishes: www.catholic-hierarchy.org
[11]
Mandryk, Operation World (2010), p242, listed a percentage which amounts to 50,800 TSPM believers in Qinghai Province.
[12]
Mandryk, Operation World (2010), p242, listed a percentage which amounts to 214,500 house church believers in Qinghai Province.

Johnstone & Mandryk,
Operation World (2001), p176, listed a percentage which amounts to 71,400 house church Protestants in Qinghai Province.

House church networks report rapid growth since 2000, especially in Xining and Haixi prefectures. Most of the ethnic minority groups in the province, however, remain unreached and unevangelized.
[13]
Protestants in Qinghai
       400 (1949 - Amity News Service, October 1996)
  15,000 (1991 -
Asia Focus, 25-27 January 1991)*
  30,000 (1997 -
Tianfeng, February 1997)*
  39,300 (2004 - Amity News Service, November-December 2004)*
102,000 (2001 - Johnstone & Mandryk,
Operation World, p176)
265,300 (2010 - Mandryk,
Operation World, p242)

* Denotes source may only refer to registered church estimates. TSPM figures typically only count adult baptized members.
[14]
Catholics in Qinghai
  3,000 (1922 - Stauffer,
Christian Occupation of China, p461)
  4,144 (1950 in 57 parishes: Compiled from diocese statistics at www.catholic-hierarchy.org)
15,300 (2001 - Johnstone & Mandryk,
Operation World, p176)
16,900 (2010 - Mandryk,
Operation World, p242)

* Denotes source may only refer to registered church estimates. CPA figures typically only count adult baptized members.
[15]
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