Muslim population up 44% in England, Wales as Christianity no longer majority

Muslims gather to perform the Eid al-Fitr on June 25, 2017 [Vladimir Shtanko/Anadolu Agency]

The Muslim population of England and Wales has increased by 44 per cent over the past decade, according to newly released data from the Census 2021. The figures published by the Office of for National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of people identifying as Muslim in England and Wales was 6.5 per cent or 3.9 million people compared to 4.9 per cent (2.7 million people) in 2011. However, the data also showed that the majority of Muslims (61 per cent) live in the most deprived areas of both countries, while just 4 per cent live in the least deprived fifth of England and Wales. Additionally, the second largest ethnic group was Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh, accounting for […] Source

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