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Muslim and Hindu population overtakes Christian population in England : Census 2021

In the analysis of national identity, "Indian" is the third most common non-British identity among residents of England and Wales

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The number of people living in England and Wales who identify themselves as Christian has fallen below half the population for the first time, while those who identify themselves as Muslim or Hindu has risen slightly, according to the latest census figures released on Tuesday.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its analysis of the 2021 census data and showed that just over 46 percent said they were Christian, compared to 59.3 percent in the last census of 2011.

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