Analysis of Religion in the 2001 Census

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ANALYSIS OF RELIGION IN THE 2001 CENSUS: Summary Report

ANNEX

A.1 Copy of the 2001 Census questions on Religion

The following extract from the 2001 Census shows the first question (Q13) on current religion and the second (Q14) on religion of upbringing.

form questions

A.2 Write-in responses for 'Another Religion'

An analysis of the "write in" answers given for Another Religion in the Census showed that the top 10 answers were as follows:

Table A.2: Top 10 answers for those responding 'Another Religion' - All People who listed their current religion as 'Another Religion'

Percentages

Jedi

0.277%

Pagan

0.038%

Spiritualist

0.017%

Protestant

0.009%

Baha'I

0.008%

Church of England

0.008%

Jehovah's Witness

0.007%

TOG (Terry's Old Geezers & Gals)

0.006%

Atheist

0.004%

Humanist

0.003%

Table A.2 shows that Jedi was the most popular response for those answering that they had another religion to those listed in the Census form. However, it is important to note that there was an internet campaign when the Census was taking place encouraging people to answer that their religion was "Jedi Knight".

A.3 Country of Birth

Tables A.3.1 - A.3.11 show the percentage of people in each religion group that are born in different countries or geographic areas. Only countries or areas which account for more than 0.5% (or 30 people) of the population are listed and thus there is a mix of 'country' and 'wider groupings of countries'. Data are presented at the lowest geographic area which passes this threshold thus the percentages will not add to 100%.

Table A.3: Detailed classification for Country of birth

EUROPE
United Kingdom
England
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Wales
UK part not specified
Republic of Ireland
Ireland (not otherwise stated)
Channel Islands and Isle of Man
Other Western Europe
EU Countries
Non EU countries in Western Europe
Eastern Europe

AFRICA
North Africa
Central and Western Africa
Nigeria
Other Central and Western Africa
South and Eastern Africa
Kenya
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Other South and Eastern Africa

ASIA
Middle East
Far East
China
Other Far East
South Asia
Bangladesh
India
Pakistan
Other South Asia

NORTH AMERICA
Canada
Caribbean and West Indies
Jamaica
Other Caribbean and West Indies
USA
Other North America

SOUTH AMERICA

OCEANIA

OTHER

Table A.3.1: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

95.0

England

3.3

Table A.3.2: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be ROMAN CATHOLIC - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

89.0

England

4.6

Republic of Ireland

2.0

Other EU countries

1.4

Northern Ireland

1.0

Table A.3.3: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be OTHER CHRISTIAN - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

54.1

England

34.1

Northern Ireland

2.6

Other EU countries

2.0

Africa

1.4

Wales

1.4

Asia

1.3

North America

1.2

USA

0.7

Far East (exc. China)

0.6

South Africa

0.5

Oceania

0.5

Table A.3.4: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be BUDDHIST - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

37.9

Far East (excl. China)

33.1

England

15.2

China

3.5

South Asia (exc. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan)

3.1

Other EU countries

1.8

USA

0.8

South and Eastern Africa

0.7

Wales

0.6

Oceania

0.5

Northern Ireland

0.5

Table A.3.5: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be HINDU - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

India

50.2

Scotland

20.1

England

9.2

South Asia (exc. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan)

5.9

South and Eastern Africa (exc. Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

4.1

Far East (exc. China)

3.3

Kenya

2.6

South Africa

0.7

North America

0.6

Bangladesh

0.5

Other

0.5

Table A.3.6: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be JEWISH - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

70.0

England

16.2

USA

3.1

Middle East

2.7

Other EU countries

1.9

Eastern Europe

1.2

South Africa

0.8

Northern Ireland

0.7

Republic of Ireland

0.5

Table A.3.7: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be MUSLIM - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

40.0

Pakistan

25.9

England

9.3

Middle East

7.3

North Africa

4.1

India

2.8

Eastern Europe

2.4

Bangladesh

2.3

Far East (exc. China)

1.6

South and Eastern Africa (exc. Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

1.1

South Asia (exc. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan)

0.6

Other EU countries

0.5

Kenya

0.5

Table A.3.8: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be SIKH - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

44.5

India

31.7

England

17.5

Kenya

1.6

South Asia (exc. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan)

1.0

South and Eastern Africa (exc. Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe)

0.6

Far East (exc. China)

0.5

Pakistan

0.5

Table A.3.9: Country of birth of all people reporting their current religion to be ANOTHER RELIGION - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

66.6

England

21.9

Other EU countries

2.0

Northern Ireland

1.5

Oceania

1.2

USA

0.9

South and Eastern Africa

0.8

Wales

0.8

Far East (exc. China)

0.7

Middle East

0.7

Republic of Ireland

0.5

Canada

0.5

Table A.3.10: Country of birth of all people reporting NO RELIGION - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

85.0

England

10.5

Other EU countries

1.0

Far East (exc. China)

0.5

North America

0.5

Northern Ireland

0.5

Table A.3.11: Country of birth of all people who refused to answer - All People

Percentages

Country of Birth

%

Scotland

85.7

England

8.8

Other EU countries

1.0

Northern Ireland

0.7

South Asia

0.6

Africa

0.5

North America

0.5

Far East

0.5

A.4 Current religion of married couples by sex

In Tables A.4.1-A.4.11, percentages have been removed and replaced with ".." where the base on which percentages would be calculated is less than 100. This data is judged to be insufficiently reliable for publication.

Table A.4.1: Current religion of spouse when other partner is CHURCH OF SCOTLAND

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Church of Scotland

Female partner is Church of Scotland

Base

Church of Scotland

50.0

50.0

404,185

Roman Catholic

50.7

49.3

65,865

Other Christian

53.8

46.2

30,294

Buddhist

59.5

40.5

301

Hindu

..

..

92

Jewish

37.3

62.7

201

Muslim

12.2

87.8

426

Sikh

..

..

57

Another Religion

31.6

68.4

909

No Religion

26.4

73.6

77,199

Not Answered

46.7

53.3

10,260

Table A.4.2: Current religion of spouse when other partner is ROMAN CATHOLIC

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Roman Catholic

Female partner is Roman Catholic

Base

Church of Scotland

49.3

50.7

65,865

Roman Catholic

50.0

50.0

88,911

Other Christian

48.6

51.4

10,230

Buddhist

48.3

51.7

118

Hindu

..

..

57

Jewish

49.5

50.5

105

Muslim

12.9

87.1

271

Sikh

..

..

40

Another Religion

26.8

73.2

365

No Religion

35.6

64.4

40,030

Not Answered

45.7

54.3

4,287

Table A.4.3: Current religion of spouse when other partner is OTHER CHRISTIAN

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Other Christian

Female partner is Other Christian

Base

Church of Scotland

46.2

53.8

30,294

Roman Catholic

51.4

48.6

10,230

Other Christian

50.0

50.0

48,213

Buddhist

52.1

47.9

117

Hindu

..

..

51

Jewish

35.0

65.0

103

Muslim

34.0

66.0

141

Sikh

..

..

46

Another Religion

33.8

66.2

677

No Religion

25.9

74.1

17,219

Not Answered

44.8

55.2

2,827

Table A.4.4: Current religion of spouse when other partner is BUDDHIST

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Buddhist

Female partner is Buddhist

Base

Church of Scotland

40.5

59.5

301

Roman Catholic

51.7

48.3

118

Other Christian

47.9

52.1

117

Buddhist

50.0

50.0

565

Hindu

..

..

9

Jewish

..

..

4

Muslim

..

..

7

Sikh

..

..

2

Another Religion

..

..

27

No Religion

40.4

59.6

666

Not Answered

..

..

84

Table A.4.5: Current religion of spouse when other partner is HINDU

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Hindu

Female partner is Hindu

Base

Church of Scotland

..

..

92

Roman Catholic

..

..

57

Other Christian

..

..

51

Buddhist

..

..

9

Hindu

50.0

50.0

1,009

Jewish

..

..

1

Muslim

..

..

20

Sikh

..

..

19

Another Religion

..

..

9

No Religion

38.7

61.3

106

Not Answered

..

..

91

Table A.4.6: Current religion of spouse when other partner is JEWISH

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Jewish

Female partner is Jewish

Base

Church of Scotland

62.7

37.3

201

Roman Catholic

50.5

49.5

105

Other Christian

65.0

35.0

103

Buddhist

..

..

4

Hindu

..

..

1

Jewish

50.0

50.0

1,000

Muslim

..

..

5

Sikh

..

..

11

Another Religion

..

..

12

No Religion

41.8

58.2

237

Not Answered

47.7

52.3

128

Table A.4.7: Current religion of spouse when other partner is MUSLIM

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Muslim

Female partner is Muslim

Base

Church of Scotland

87.8

12.2

426

Roman Catholic

87.1

12.9

271

Other Christian

66.0

34.0

141

Buddhist

..

..

7

Hindu

..

..

20

Jewish

..

..

5

Muslim

50.0

50.0

7,173

Sikh

..

..

13

Another Religion

..

..

18

No Religion

69.2

30.8

497

Not Answered

49.3

50.7

428

Table A.4.8: Current religion of spouse when other partner is SIKH

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner is Sikh

Female partner is Sikh

Base

Church of Scotland

..

..

57

Roman Catholic

..

..

40

Other Christian

..

..

46

Buddhist

..

..

2

Hindu

..

..

19

Jewish

..

..

11

Muslim

..

..

13

Sikh

50.0

50.0

1,160

Another Religion

..

..

4

No Religion

..

..

71

Not Answered

48.2

51.8

110

Table A.4.9: Current religion of spouse when other partner has ANOTHER RELIGION

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner has Another Religion

Female partner has Another Religion

Base

Church of Scotland

68.4

31.6

909

Roman Catholic

73.2

26.8

365

Other Christian

66.2

33.8

677

Buddhist

..

..

27

Hindu

..

..

9

Jewish

..

..

12

Muslim

..

..

18

Sikh

..

..

4

Another Religion

50.0

50.0

1,194

No Religion

61.9

38.1

1,480

Not Answered

52.1

47.9

374

Table A.4.10: Current religion of spouse when other partner has NO RELIGION

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner has No Religion

Female partner has No Religion

Base

Church of Scotland

73.6

26.4

77,199

Roman Catholic

64.4

35.6

40,030

Other Christian

74.1

25.9

17,219

Buddhist

59.6

40.4

666

Hindu

61.3

38.7

106

Jewish

58.2

41.8

237

Muslim

30.8

69.2

497

Sikh

..

..

71

Another Religion

38.1

61.9

1,480

No Religion

50.0

50.0

149,098

Not Answered

52.5

47.5

6,616

Table A.4.11: Current religion of spouse when other partner did NOT ANSWER

Row percentages

Religion of spouse:

Male partner did not answer

Female partner did not answer

Base

Church of Scotland

53.3

46.7

10,260

Roman Catholic

54.3

45.7

4,287

Other Christian

55.2

44.8

2,827

Buddhist

..

..

84

Hindu

..

..

91

Jewish

52.3

47.7

128

Muslim

50.7

49.3

428

Sikh

51.8

48.2

110

Another Religion

47.9

52.1

374

No Religion

47.5

52.5

6,616

Not Answered

50.0

50.0

22,898