Census Data

Essex: Religion

Location Type: Counties, ONS Geographic Code: E10000012

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Key Facts

All Residents 1,503,524
Male 732,332
Female 771,189
Households 626,472
Population Density (people/km2) 434.7
Table Codets030
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options10

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by religion. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The religion people connect or identify with (their religious affiliation), whether or not they practice or have belief in it.

This question was voluntary and includes people who identified with one of 8 tick-box response options, including ‘No religion’, alongside those who chose not to answer this question.

Religion: Total: All usual residents 1,503,521
No religion 632,299
Christian 720,752
Buddhist 5,786
Hindu 15,357
Jewish 8,078
Muslim 24,485
Sikh 3,641
Other religion 7,064
Not answered 86,059

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