You asked

I would like to submit a freedom of information request regarding pagan religions in the UK.

  • How many people have officially identified themselves as Wiccas over the past five years in the UK?

  • How many people have officially identified themselves as pagan over the past five years in the UK?

  • How many people have officially identified themselves as Wiccas over the past five years in the South-West of England over the past five years?

  • How many people have officially identified themselves as pagan over the past five years in the South-West of England over the past five years?

We said

You made a freedom of information request for the number of people who have officially identified themselves as Wiccas, and those who have officially identified themselves as Pagan, both in the UK and in the South-West of England over the past five years.

We do not have appropriate information for the period (the past five years) that you have requested.

However, information is available for England and Wales from the 2011 Census in the following table (available from the Nomis website):

QS210EW Religion (detailed): https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/qs210ew

Please use the "Query data" option to refine your search and to select your required geography (the South-West).

We are only responsible for census statistics in England and Wales.

For details on the position in Scotland, please contact National Records Scotland and for Northern Ireland, please contact the Northern Ireland Statistics and Researcher Agency (NISRA).

If you have any similar questions in the future you may wish to contact Census Customer Services directly;

Web: https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/censuscustomerservices
Email: census.customerservices@ons.gsi.gov.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1329 444972
Census Customer Services, ONS, Titchfield, Fareham, Hants, PO15 5RR