Overall, the Census figures continue a trend for people turning away from religion, with all major churches shedding followers.
The number of people who said they have no religion increased 26 per cent to 1.6 million.
Want more precise numbers? The number of people who categorized themselves under “No Religion” was 1,635,348. Given that the total number of people surveyed was 4,242,048, that puts the Kiwi Nones at a staggering 39% of the population. (It’s 42% if you only count those who gave answers to the “religion” question.)