The number of Catholics dwelling in Northern Ireland outnumber Protestants for the very first time because it was developed, census figures present.
The numbers for 2021 reveal that 45.7% of the population are Catholic, in comparison to 43.5% who are Protestant.
A decade in the past the previous census confirmed Protestants outnumbered Catholics by 48% to 45% right after slipping beneath 50% for the to start with time.
The shift could push assistance for the location to break up absent from Britain and join a united Ireland.
The 2021 figures also confirmed 9.3% of the population as belonging to no religion, up from 5.6% in 2011.
Resource: The Solar