Statistics on Religion and Ecclesiastical Units

The first Census of Population for Great Britain to ask about people's religion was that of 2001; the Irish census has often included religious questions. This section of the database is therefore limited to data from the 1851 religious census, conducted in parallel with the population census, twenty-first century Census of Population data on Religion and to conventional population statistics tabulated for ecclesiastical units. For now, our coverage of ecclesiastical units is limited to the 1911 report, and covers only selected dioceses. Note that data on religion is also found in the sample data we hold from the 17th century 'Compton Census', and also within marriage statistics.


Tables within section:

TableTypeContents
ecc_1911 Raw Data 1911 Ecclesiastical Parish Table, including total popultion
rel_1851_gb Raw Data Data taken from the 1851 Census of Religious Worship for Great Britain
rel_1851_groups Codebook Table identifying the main denominations within the 1851 religious census
rel_1851_s Raw Data Data taken from the 1851 Census of Religious Worship for Scotland
rel_2011_ew Raw Data Local Authority data on Religion for England and Wales in 2011
rel_2011_s Raw Data Local Authority data on Religion for Scotland in 2011