Monday, May 20, 2013

Britain Releases 2011 Census Data On Religious Affiliation and Characteristics of Population By Religion

Last week, Britain's Office for National Statistics released new data from the 2011 census on religious affiliation for residents of England and Wales. The data on numbers and median age shows 33.2 million Christians, 14 million with no religion, 2.7 million Muslims, 817 thousand Hindus, 423 thousand Sikhs, 263 thousand Jews, and 248 thousand Buddhists. Other tables show religion by ethnicity, religion by country of birth, and religion by economic activity. The Dalles Chronicle has further analysis of the data.