The 2017 census found that the permanent population of Fiji was 884,887, with the latest projections putting it over 907,000. Between 1879 and 1916, Fiji's British colonial rulers brought 61,000 Indian people as indentured labourers (to work on Fiji's sugarcane plantations) which grew to 51 percent of the total population in 1966. Today's data shows Indigenous Fijians make up 56.8 percent of the population and increasing, Indo-Fijians make up 37.5 percent and decreasing, while other groups, including Europeans and Chinese, make up 5.7 percent. Religiously, Fiji is a mixed society with most people being Christian (64.4% of the population), with a Hindu (27.9%) and Muslim (6.3%) minority, according to the 2007 census. Religion tends to split along ethnic lines, with most Indigenous Fijians being Christian and most Indo-Fijians being either Hindu or Muslim.