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FOI request: Statistics of the Muslim population in the UK for 2011, 2012 and 2013

Request

The Muslim population in the UK Year ending 2011/2012 and 2013

The number of Muslim converts

The number of other religion converts year ending 2011/2012, 2013

Response

ONS is responsible for the census in England and Wales. A voluntary question on religion was included in the 2011 Census in England and Wales. The census results are relevant as at census day 27 March 2011.  Estimates for subsequent years are not available from a census.  The number of usual residents of England and Wales who identified their religion as Muslim as at census day, 27 March 2011 was 

2011 Census KS209EW

Religion  England and Wales

Muslim  2,706,066

This information has been extracted from the published table Key Statistics KS209EW which can be obtained through this link http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/ks209ew

Further information containing religion from the 2011 Census is available here http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/detailed-characteristics-for-local-authorities-in-england-and-wales/rpt---religion.html

If you require any further information regarding output from the 2011 Census please contact census.customerservices@ons.gsi.gov.uk who will respond to your enquiry within 10 working days.

Information on religion from the Scotland 2011 Census, has very recently been published and is available on the National Records Scotland website at http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/en/censusresults/bulletinr2.html

For information on religion from the Northern Ireland 2011 Census please see the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website at:http://www.ninis2.nisra.gov.uk/public/Theme.aspx

Information about religion from the Integrated Household Survey April 2010 to March 2011 is published on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website and can be accessed at http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/integrated-household-survey/integrated-household-survey/april-2010-to-march-2011/stb---integrated-household-survey-april-2010-to-march-2011.html#tab-Religion

More information about the Integrated Household Survey is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/integrated-household-survey/integrated-household-survey/index.html.

If you wished to obtain information on religion from the later Integrated Household Surveys - April 2011 to March 2012 and January to December 2012 it would be possible to provide some analysis but there would be a charge for the service.

Further information is available here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/about-ons/business-transparency/freedom-of-information/what-can-i-request/index.html

ONS does not collect information on the number of religious converts.

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