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New Zealand Religious Groups
1991 Census Data (incomplete)

Main Census page | 2013 | 2006 | 2001 | 1996 | 1991


A breakdown of New Zealand religions for 1991. Numbers in italics (and the Other Notes at the bottom) are from an alternate source where it disagrees with the main source.

  1. Anglican--732,048
  2. Presbyterian--541,050
  3. Catholic--498,612
  4. Methodist--139,494
  5. Christian; nfd, Ecumenical--79,317
  6. Baptist--70,155
  7. Latter-Day Saints/Mormon--48,009
  8. Ratana--47,592--47,595
  9. Pentecostal--25,368--49,596
  10. Brethren--20,337--21,915
  11. Salvation Army--19,992
  12. Jehovah's Witness: 19,182
  13. Hindu--17,661--18,036
  14. Assemblies of God: 17,226
  15. Seventh-day Adventist: 13,005
  16. Buddhist--12,765--12,762
  17. Congregational and Reformed Pres--12,336
  18. Ringatu--8,049
  19. Islam/Muslim--6,096
  20. Christian; Evangelical, Born Again, Fundamentalist--5,169
  21. Lutheran--4,965
  22. Church of Christ--4,842
  23. Orthodox--4,263
  24. Spritualist--3,333
  25. Christian; Other--3,276
  26. Judaism, Jewish--3,126
  27. Baha'i--2,865
  28. Sikh--2,061
  29. Protestant; nfd--1,785
  30. Uniting, Union Church--1,026
  31. New Age Religions; Other--696
  32. Satanism--645
  33. Maori Christian; Other--426
  34. Maori Christian; nfd--408
  35. Chinese Religions--327
  36. Maori Religion--318
  37. Nature and Earth Based Religions--318
  38. Scientology--209--207

Other specified--164,470
Other response including no religion--980,649

Other Religions--14,298
No Religion--670,455
Object to answering--251,709

Total: 3,373,929 -- 3,316,005

Other Notes:

  • Total Christian--2,272,707
    • Christian female--1,213,131
    • Christian male--1,059,573
  • No Religion--670,455
    • No Religion male--372,507
    • No Religion female--297,948
 
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