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 Annual Statistical Report

 Annual Personnel Report

The Annual Personnel Study is a profile and analysis of changes and trends in the deployment of International Mission Board overseas personnel.

What does the 2017 Annual Personnel Study tell us about SBC missionaries? As a group at the end of 2016:

• 86.5% (3,111) married and 13.5% (485) single
• 54.0% (1,943) women and 46.0% (1,653) men
• Long-term mean age 43, median age 42, mode 37
• Short-term mean age 36, median age 28, mode 24
• Long-term personnel length of service mean 11 years, median 9 years, mode 4 years

The number of missionaries decreased from 3,971 in 2015 to a year-end total of 3,596, a net loss of 375.

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