Census Results for England and Wales

Census data reveals that the population of England and Wales increased by 3.7 million over the previous decade (7.1% increase), from 52.4 million to 56.1 million. It was the largest 10-year population growth in England and Wales since 1801, when the census taking began. Separate censuses are conducted in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • Those calling themselves Christians fell 13% to 59%
  • Those with “no religion” rose to 25%
  • Those of the Muslim faith rose 3% to 4.8%
  • One in three residents of London were born in a foreign country
  • One person in eight in England and Wales was foreign born

For more information, see “Census Data Released.”

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