Population density and religion of England and Wales

This map shows the population density of England and Wales with data from the 2011 Census. The 20 largest cities are labeled and outlined. The local authorities with the highest population densities are found in and around London in the southeast of England.

Christianity was the largest religion in England and Wales in 2011, making up 59.3% of the population. Those with no religion accounted for 25.1% of the population, followed by 7.2% who did not state a religion. Those identifying as Muslim made up 4.8% of the population of England and Wales, followed by Hindu (1.5%), Sikh (0.8%), Jewish (0.5%), Buddhist (0.4%), other religious affiliations (0.4%).

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS):

Between 2001 and 2011 there has been a decrease in people who identify as Christian (from 71.7 per cent to 59.3 per cent) and an increase in those reporting no religion (from 14.8 per cent to 25.1 per cent).

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