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CENSUS 2021: Data reveals ethnic and religious makeup of Berkhamsted

 Published on: 25th January 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Census 2021 has been released, yielding fascinating results about the makeup of the Berkhamsted community.

For the first time in a census of England and Wales, less than half of the population identified as Christian. Since 2011, the number has decreased from around 60 per cent to 46.2 per cent. Those identifying as having no religion has risen to 37.2 per cent, an increase of more than eight million people.

In Berkhamsted, the total number of those identifying as Christian is 46.8 per cent, while 43.3 per cent identify as having no religion.

A significant majority was found when examining ethnicity in the town, with 93.5 per cent of people identifying as white. A total of 2.3 per cent identified as Asian and 0.6 per cent identified as Black.

In the rest of England and Wales, a total of 81.7 per cent of people identified as white, down from 86 per cent in 2011.

Further data, including information about people’s jobs, housing, education, gender identity, sexuality, and health, is set to be released sporadically up to mid-January.

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