Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Muslims Population on the rise in UK; Christians now in minority: Census

According to the 2021 census, the Muslim population in the UK has increased by 44% in a decade, with 6.5% of the population in England and Wales identifying as Muslim
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 The number of people identifying as Christian has decreased to 46.2% in England and Wales, down from 59.3% a decade ago
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 The increase in the Muslim population is driven by a younger population born in the UK, people who are second and third generation
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 The Muslim population has started to disperse away from urban centers, but there is a correlation between the areas with the worst levels of deprivation and the percentage share of Muslims
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what is the trend of religious demographics 
in the UK over the past decade?

Over the past decade, the religious demographics in the UK have undergone significant changes. The number of people identifying as Christian has decreased, from 59.3% in 2001 to 46.2% in 2021
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The number of people identifying as Muslim has increased by 44% in a decade, from 3% in 2001 to 4.8% in 2011 and 6.5% in 2021
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 The population reporting no religion has increased from 14.8% in 2001 to 25.1% in 2011 and 37% in 2021
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The trend away from faith is not reflected in major non-Christian religions, which all saw a rise, with more than 1.2 million more people identifying as Muslim in England and Wales in 2021 compared to 2011
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The increase in the Muslim population is driven by a younger population born in the UK, people who are second and third generation
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