Do you know the number of Muslims in New Zealand?
An unidentified gunman killed 49 worshipers at a New Zealand mosque on Friday. However, the number of Muslims in New Zealand can be said to be quite a minority.
Islam is one of the fastest-growing religious groups in New Zealand. Between 1991-2006, the Muslim population increased sixfold.
Muslims make up 1.1% of the country’s population. The total population of New Zealand is currently 4.3 million. As such, one out of every four citizens is a Muslim.
According to the 2013 census, the number of Muslims in New Zealand is 47,149, an increase of 26% from the 2008 census.