Religion - Census 2021

Key points

There has been a reduction in the proportion of our residents who have a Christian belief; down from 71% in 2011 to 57% in 2021.

The proportion of the population that have no religion has increased from 18% to 29%.

There has been a 69% increase in the number of residents with a Muslim belief. This now represents 5% of the population.

Table 1: Religious belief
Type 2021 number 2021 % 2011 % % Difference
Christian 278330 57.3 71 -16.00
No religion 142994 29.4 17.7 72.90
Not answered 28639 5.9 6.2 -1.30
Muslim 25756 5.3 3.3 69.30
Hindu 3802 0.8 0.5 56.00
Buddhist 2128 0.4 0.4 5.50
Other religion 1991 0.4 0.2 77.50
Jewish 1807 0.4 0.5 16.20
Sikh 641 0.4 0.1 20.70

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