There are more Catholics in Northern Ireland than Protestants for the first time since Northern Ireland was created in 1921, according to new data.
The data, from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), reveals that those who declare themselves Catholic or were brought up as Catholic now make up 46% of the population, while Protestant and other Christian groups make up 44%.
When Northern Ireland was created Protestants made up nearly two thirds of the population.
While the population of both religious groups has grown in number since then, the proportion of Protestants in the region has declined over the years.
Catholics have been increasing as a percentage of the total population in every census except in the 1970s and 80s, when some Catholics boycotted the census.
The number of people who declare themselves to have no religion has also been growing over the last 30 years, reaching almost 20% of the population in the latest figures.