Census 2001 Maps of Religious Affiliation

 

The 2001 Census collected data on current religion for people usually resident in England and Wales at the time of the Census.

Seven religious categories were available: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and None. The question was voluntary and those who chose not to respond are listed as ‘Religion Not Stated’.

There was also a ‘write in’ option for those who fell into a different religious category, who were in general grouped together as ‘other’.

Some were allocated to one of the main religious categories, but 151,000 were grouped together as ‘other’. The largest groups were: Spiritualist: 32,000; Pagan: 31,000; Jain: 15,000; Wicca: 7,000; Rastafarian: 5,000; Baha’i: 5,000; Zorastrian: 4,000. Those who wrote in ‘other’ without specifying a religion were coded as ‘No religion’, aswere those who wrote in Jedi, Agnostic, Atheist and Heathen.

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BuddhistpopEng2001Distribution of Buddhist population of England, 2001, by district authority.
ChrmapEng2001Distribution of Christian population of England, 2001, by district authority.
HindmapEng2001Distribution of Hindu population of England, 2001, by district authority.
JewishEngmap2001Distribution of Jewish population of England, 2001, by district authority.
MuslimpopEng2001Distribution of Muslim population of England, 2001, by district authority.
SikhEngmap2001Distribution of Sikh population in England, 2001, by district authority.
OtherrelEng2001Distribution of population in ‘other’ religious category in England, 2001, by district authority.
NonesEng2001Distribution of people reporting they are of ‘no religion’ in England, 2001, by district authority.
RelnSEngmap2001Distribution of people not stating religious affiliation or none in England, 2001, by district authority.