The census is undertaken by the Office for National Statistics every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The most recent census took place in March of 2021.
The census asks every household questions about the people who live there and the type of home they live in. In doing so, it helps to build a detailed snapshot of society. Information from the census helps the government and local authorities to plan and fund local services, such as education, doctors' surgeries and roads.
Key census statistics for Leicester are published on the open data platform to make information accessible to local services, voluntary and community groups, and residents.
Further information about the census and full datasets can be found on the ONS website - https://www.ons.gov.uk/census/aboutcensus/censusproducts
This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by religion. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.
Definition: The religion people connect or identify with (their religious affiliation), whether or not they practice or have belief in it.
This question was voluntary and the variable includes people who answered the question, including 'No Religion', alongside those who chose not to answer this question.
This variable classifies responses into the eight tick-box response options. Write-in responses are classified by their "parent" religious affiliation, including 'No Religion', where applicable.
This dataset contains details for Leicester City and England overall.