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New Zealand Religious Groups
1996 Census Data

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


A breakdown of New Zealand religions for 1996.

  1. Anglican--631,764--18.42%
  2. Catholic--473,112--13.79%
  3. Presbyterian--458,289--13.36%
  4. Methodist--121,650--3.55%
  5. Baptist--53,613--1.56%
  6. Latter-Day Saints--41,166--1.20%
  7. Pentecostal--39,228--1.14%
  8. Ratana--36,450--1.06%
  9. Buddhist--28,131--0.82%
  10. Hindu--25,293--0.74%
  11. Brethren--19,950--0.58%
  12. Jehovah's Witnesses--19,524--0.57%
  13. Assemblies of God--17,520--0.51%
  14. Salvation Army--14,625--0.43%
  15. Islam--13,548--0.39%
  16. Seventh-Day Adventist--12,324--0.36%
  17. Apostolic Church of New Zealand--8,913--0.26%
  18. Congregational--8,838--0.26%
  19. Ringatu--8,268--0.24%
  20. Orthodox Christian--6,936--0.20%
  21. Spiritualist--5,097--0.15%
  22. Lutheran--5,007--0.15%
  23. Jewish--4,812--0.14%
  24. Churches of Christ--4,233--0.12%
  25. Reformed--3,288--0.10%
  26. Baha'i--3,111--0.09%
  27. Elim--3,018--0.09%
  28. Sikh--2,814--0.08%
  29. Protestant--2,778--0.08%
  30. Exclusive Brethren--1,986--0.06%
  31. Christadelphians--1,743--0.05%
  32. Uniting/Union Church--1,728--0.05%
  33. Evangelical--1,584--0.05%
  34. Religious Society of Friends--1,161--0.03%
  35. Satanist--909--0.03%
  36. Worldwide Church of God--624--0.02%
  37. Rastafarianism--582--0.02%
  38. Taoism--561--0.02%
  39. Nazarene--459--0.01%
  40. Hauhau--408--0.01%
  41. Christian Science--294--0.01%
  42. Revival Centres--273--0.01%
  43. Unitarian--267--0.01%
  44. Hare Krishna--258--0.01%
  45. Scientology--216--0.01%
  46. Commonwealth Covenant Church--168--0.00%
  47. Unification Church--135--0.00%

Other Christian--188,670--5.50%
Other non-Christian--4,596--0.13%

Other response including no religion--893,910--26.06%
Object to statement--256,593--7.48%
Not specified--187,881--5.50%

Total--3,618,303--100.00%

 
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