The latest UK census has found that for the first time fewer than half of people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian.
Christians a minority in England: census
Fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian, according to the most recent census – the first time a minority of the population has followed the country’s official religion.
Britain has become less religious – and less white – in the decade since the last census, figures from the 2021 census released Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics revealed.
Some 46.2 per cent of the population of England and Wales described themselves as Christian on the day of the 2021 census, down from 59.3 per cent a decade earlier.
The Muslim population grew from 4.9 per cent to 6.5 per cent of the total, while 1.7 per cent identified as Hindu, up from 1.5 per cent.