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17 April 2013

Religion in the 2011 Census

A summary of the responses to the "what is your religion" question in the 2011 census.

Region

Population

Christian

Hindu

Muslim

Sikh

Other

No religion

England and Wales

56,075,912

33,243,175

816,633

2,706,066

423,158

751,619

14,097,229

% of population

 

59.3%

1.5%

4.8%

0.8%

1.3%

25.1%

East

5,846,965

3,488,063

54,010

148,341

18,213

82,084

1,631,572

% of regional population

 

59.7%

0.9%

2.5%

0.3%

1.4%

27.9%

East Midlands

4,533,222

2,666,172

89,723

140,649

44,335

34,844

1,248,056

% of population

 

58.8%

2%

3.1%

1%

0.8%

27.5%

London

8,173,941

3,957,984

411,291

1,012,823

126,134

278,598

1,694,372

% of population

 

48.4%

5%

12.4%

1.5%

3.4%

20.7%

North East

2,596,886

1,753,334

7,772

46,764

5,964

17,487

607,700

% of population

 

67.5%

0.3%

1.8%

0.2%

0.7%

23.4%

North West

7,052,177

4,742,860

38,259

356,458

8,857

70,278

1,397,916

% of population

 

67.3%

0.5%

5.1%

0.1%

1%

19.8%

South East

8,634,750

5,160,128

92,499

210,651

54,941

101,379

2,388,286

% of regional population

 

59.8%

1.1%

2.3%

0.6%

1.2%

27.7%

South West

5,288,935

3,194,066

16,324

51,228

5,892

55,374

1,549,201

%of regional population

 

60.4%

0.3%

1%

0.1%

1%

29.3%

Wales

3,063,456

1,763,299

10,434

45,950

2,962

23,886

982,997

% of regional population

 

57.6%

0.3%

1.5%

0.1%

0.8%

32.1%

West Midlands

5,601,847

3,373,450

72,247

376,152

133,681

25,654

1,230,910

% of regional population

 

60.2%

1.3%

6.7%

2.4%

0.8%

22%

Yorkshire & Humber

5,283,733

3,143,819

24,074

326,050

22,179

40,765

1,366,219

% of regional population

 

59.5%

0.5%

6.2%

0.4%

0.8%

25.9%