Census Data

West Midlands: Religion (detailed)

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000005

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Key Facts

All Residents 5,950,757
Male 2,927,564
Female 3,023,193
Households 2,429,491
Population Density (people/km2) 457.8
Table Codets031
Issued2022-11-29
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options58

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.

Summary

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 the variable includes people who answered the question, including ‘No Religion’, alongside those who chose not to answer this question.

This variable classifies responses into the eight tick-box response options. Write-in responses are classified by their "parent" religious affiliation, including "No Religion", where applicable.

Religion (detailed): Total: All Usual Residents 5,950,757
Christian 2,770,559
Buddhist 18,804
Hindu 88,116
Jewish 4,394
Muslim 569,963
Sikh 172,398
No religion 1,955,003
No religion: Agnostic 2,332
No religion: Atheist 1,038
No religion: Free Thinker 23
No religion: Humanist 789
No religion: No religion 1,950,811
No religion: Realist 10
Other religion 31,806
Other religion: Alevi 176
Other religion: Animism 57
Other religion: Baha'i 323
Other religion: Believe in God 195
Other religion: Brahma Kumari 15
Other religion: Chinese Religion 3
Other religion: Church of All Religion 2
Other religion: Confucianist 4
Other religion: Deist 84
Other religion: Druid 233
Other religion: Druze 10
Other religion: Eckankar 17
Other religion: Heathen 479
Other religion: Jain 629
Other religion: Mixed Religion 1,031
Other religion: Mysticism 8
Other religion: Native American Church 4
Other religion: New Age 22
Other religion: Occult 32
Other religion: Other religions 5,460
Other religion: Own Belief System 172
Other religion: Pagan 6,932
Other religion: Pantheism 165
Other religion: Rastafarian 883
Other religion: Ravidassia 5,835
Other religion: Reconstructionist 59
Other religion: Satanism 423
Other religion: Scientology 114
Other religion: Shamanism 498
Other religion: Shintoism 77
Other religion: Spiritual 2,180
Other religion: Spiritualist 3,097
Other religion: Taoist 281
Other religion: Theism 61
Other religion: Thelemite 14
Other religion: Traditional African Religion 36
Other religion: Unification Church 8
Other religion: Universalist 52
Other religion: Valmiki 475
Other religion: Vodun 15
Other religion: Wicca 1,326
Other religion: Witchcraft 90
Other religion: Yazidi 58
Other religion: Zoroastrian 171
Religion not stated 339,714

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