ensus figures present that Catholics (45.7%) outnumber Protestants (43.5%) throughout the Northern Eire inhabitants for the primary time for the reason that partition of the island of Eire.
The shift might drive help for the area to separate away from Britain and be a part of a united Eire, with the vast majority of Catholics, supporting reunification.
The Census 2021 figures, revealed on Thursday, present that 45.7% of the inhabitants mentioned they have been both Catholic or introduced up as a Catholic.
The figures for Protestants (and different Christian faiths) was 43.5% whereas 1.5% have been from different non-Christian religions.
The 2011 Census recorded 48% of the inhabitants as being both Protestant or introduced up Protestant, down 5 proportion factors on 2001. The Catholic inhabitants stood at 45% within the final census, up one proportion level on 2001.
The 2021 Census confirmed 9.3% of the inhabitants as belonging to no faith – this determine is up from 5.6% in 2011.
It is a breaking story.