Catholics outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland for first time

Demographic shift shown in census was expected but will still deliver psychological blow to unionists

Catholics outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland for the first time, a demographic milestone for a state that was designed a century ago to have a permanent Protestant majority.

Results from the 2021 census released on Thursday showed that 45.7% of inhabitants are Catholic or from a Catholic background compared with 43.48% from Protestant or other Christian backgrounds. The 2011 census figures were 45% Catholic and 48% Protestant. Neither bloc is a majority.

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@Stephen_R_Bates

RT @monkeycageblog: In Northern Ireland, Catholics now outnumber Protestants. That’s a first. https://t.co/wSJKTcDJpS

Posted on: 2022-10-05 16:36

@laurence_cooley

RT @monkeycageblog: In Northern Ireland, Catholics now outnumber Protestants. That’s a first. https://t.co/wSJKTcDJpS

Posted on: 2022-10-05 16:32

@americamag

RT @ClarkeAtAmerica: Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland. Is Irish unification on the horizon? https://t.co/pnAdIKU4WG

Posted on: 2022-10-05 14:53

@ClarkeAtAmerica

Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland. Is Irish unification on the horizon? https://t.co/pnAdIKU4WG

Posted on: 2022-10-05 14:11

@monkeycageblog

In Northern Ireland, Catholics now outnumber Protestants. That’s a first. https://t.co/wSJKTcDJpS

Posted on: 2022-10-05 11:04

@americamag

RT @ClarkeAtAmerica: Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland. Is Irish unification on the horizon? | America Magazine https…

Posted on: 2022-10-04 13:07

@ClarkeAtAmerica

Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland. Is Irish unification on the horizon? | America Magazine https://t.co/pnAdIKU4WG

Posted on: 2022-10-04 12:57

@ricardonotes

RT @americamag: Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland. Is Irish unification on the horizon? https://t.co/Cp7JUfyFgf

Posted on: 2022-10-04 06:05

@antaldaniel

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Posted on: 2022-10-03 22:34

@RevEricMichel

Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Northern Ireland. Is Irish unification on the horizon? https://t.co/1fCEYksa0G

Posted on: 2022-10-03 21:41

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