Hinduism is the second fastest growing religion in Ireland

As per the statistics, there were nearly 10,000 Hindus in the Catholic country in 2011, a number which touched 14,000 by April 2016.

The fact nation will have largest Muslim population by 2050 and that Islam is growing massively in India has frequently raised eye brows. But Hinduism can also be growing in locations that are uncommon. The comparative growth outside India is tiny in absolute amounts but still important.

Hinduism is among the fastest-growing religions in Ireland, mainly a Christian country.

Islam grew in exactly the same interval by 29%. In comparison, the overall population growth in Ireland was 3.8 percent.

Ireland is a primarily Christian nation, with Roman Catholics forming the largest chunk of its 4.76 million population with a strength of 3.73 million.

AT A GLANCE

As per the statistics, there were nearly 10,000 Hindus in the Catholic country in 2011, a number which touched 14,000 by April 2016.


  • The Muslim community is almost six times larger than the Hindus in absolute number.

  • Religion-wise Orthodox reported the highest growth (37.5%), but a number of people with no religion jumped to 73.6% between 2011-2016, says their Census report.

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