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Census of religious affiliation (1342)

Type of Data: Census of religious affiliation (1342)

Faith Community: General

Date: 2001, 29 April

Geography: Great Britain

Sample Size: 52815208

Population: Whole population

Keywords: Religious affiliation

Collection Method: Self-completion questionnaire

Collection Agency: Office for National Statistics (ONS) and General Register Office for Scotland

Published Source:

  • http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census.asp
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  • Paul Weller, 'Identity, Politics and the Future(s) of Religion in the UK: The Case of the Religion Questions in the 2001 Decennial Census', Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 19, 2004, pp. 3-21
  • Marlena Schmool, 'British Jewry in 2001: First Impressions from the Censuses', Jewish Year Book, 2004, pp. xx-xxxi
  • David Voas and Steve Bruce, 'The 2001 Census and Christian Identification in Britain', Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 19, 2004, pp. 23-8
  • Robert Bluck, ‘Buddhism and Ethnicity in Britain: The 2001 Census Data’, Journal of Global Buddhism, Vol. 5, 2004, pp. 90-6
  • Joanna Rachel Southworth, 'Religion in the 2001 Census for England and Wales', Population, Space and Place, Vol. 11, 2005, pp. 75-88
  • David Graham and Stanley Waterman, 'Underenumeration of the Jewish Population in the UK 2001 Census', Population, Space and Place, Vol. 11, 2005, pp. 89-102
  • Baljit Bains, Religious Diversity Indices, London: Greater London Authority, 2005
  • Office of the Chief Statistician [of Scotland], Analysis of Religion in the 2001 Census: Summary Report, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2005
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  • Ceri Peach, 'Britain's Muslim Population: An Overview', Muslim Britain: Communities Under Pressure, ed. Tahir Abbas, London: Zed Books, 2005, pp. 18-30
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  • Ceri Peach, 'Muslims in the 2001 Census of England and Wales: Gender and Economic Disadvantage', Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 29, 2006, pp. 629-55
  • Ceri Peach, 'Islam, Ethnicity and South Asian Religions in the London 2001 Census', Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series, Vol. 31, 2006, pp. 353-70
  • Gareth Piggott and Rob Lewis, 2001 Census Profile: The Jewish Population of London, London: Greater London Authority, 2006
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  • David Graham, Marlena Schmool and Stanley Waterman, Jews in Britain: A Snapshot From the 2001 Census, London: Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 2007
  • David Voas, 'Estimating the Jewish Undercount in the 2001 Census: A Comment on Graham and Waterman', Population, Space and Place, Vol. 13, 2007, pp. 401-7
  • David Graham and Stanley Waterman, 'Locating Jews by Ethnicity: A Reply to D. Voas', Population, Space and Place, Vol. 13, 2007, pp. 409-14
  • Marlena Schmool, Scotland's Jews, Glasgow: Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, 2008
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  • Michael Pacione, ‘The Geography of Religious Affiliation in Glasgow’, Journal of Cultural Geography, Vol. 26, 2009, pp. 369-91
  • David Voas, ‘The Maintenance and Transformation of Ethnicity: Evidence on Mixed Partnerships in Britain’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 35, 2009, pp. 1497-1513
  • Jamil Sherif, 'A Census Chronicle: Reflections on the Campaign for a Religion Question in the 2001 Census for England and Wales', Journal of Beliefs and Values, Vol. 32, 2011, pp. 1-18
  • David Graham, 'Enumerating Britain's Jewish Population: Reassessing the 2001 Census in the Context of One Hundred Years of Indirect Estimates', Jewish Journal of Sociology, Vol. 53, 2011, pp. 7-28
  • David Voas and Siobhan McAndrew, 'Three Puzzles of Non-Religion in Britain', Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 27, 2012, pp. 29-48
  • Nabil Khattab, Ibrahim Sirkeci, Ron Johnston and Tariq Modood, 'Ethnicity, Religion, Residential Segregation and Life Chances', Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness, eds Tariq Modood and John Salt, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 153-76
  • M. A. Kevin Brice, 'Counting the Converts: Investigating Change of Religion in Scotland and Estimating Change in Religion in England and Wales Using Data from Scotland's Census, 2001', DISKUS: The Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2014, pp. 45-69
  • M. A. Kevin Brice, ‘Counting the Converts: Using Data from Scotland’s Census 2001 to Provide a Quantitative Description of Conversion away from Islam’, in Y. Suleiman, ed., Muslims in the UK and Europe, I, Cambridge: Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, 2015, pp. 57–66

    BRIN ID: 1342


    Differently-worded questions were asked in England and Wales and in Scotland

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