There’s been a massive change to New Zealand’s religious landscape.
New census data shows Catholics outnumber Anglicans for the first time in New Zealand history.
At the March census, just over 490,000 people identified themselves as being Catholic, compared with 460,000 Anglicans.
However, the numbers overall are lower compared with 2006.
History professor, Peter Lineham, says there’s been a real redistribution of religion.
“It’s a very significant change because it’s the first time in the whole history of New Zealand that Anglicans have been displaced from top religion.”