Rate : Percentage Christian

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Identifier:
R_REL2001_christ
Name:
Percentage Christian
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
REL2001:christ * 100.0 / TOT_POP:now
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Text:
Perhaps the most striking finding for 2001 is how many people still described themselves as Christian, over 70% nationally, as compared to 16% claiming 'none'. The same is true of most individual areas: you have to look hard for the areas where under 50% of the population claim to be Christian, and they are mainly in the large cities. The two lowest percentages are for Tower Hamlets in London (39%) and Leicester (45%), and these figures are explained by concentrations of Muslims and Hindus. The most Christian district in Britain, according to these census figures, was St. Helens in Lancashire (87%).

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T_REL Roots and Religion



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