Cornwall’s Jedi, Pagan’s, Zoroastrian’s,Taoist and Pantheists
During the last few months, I have been blogging about the data that is now being released from the 2011 Census. It is really a treasure trove of information (if you like this sort of thing) and more detailed data set to be released in the next few months which I am looking forward to reading. Sadly, there is talk of the 2011 Census being the last of its kind, which I think would be tragic.
My last post on this data was on the various religions in the Porthleven and Helston South Cornwall Council Division. Now (thanks Abi) I have the full breakdown of all the various religions/beliefs in Cornwall. Some of the religions I have never heard of, but actually have a few million believers!
So here is the top ten religions/faiths/beliefs* in Cornwall and their believers/followers:
- Christian – 318357
- Jedi Knight – 2169
- Buddhist – 1726
- Pagan – 1429
- Muslim (Islam) – 855
- Hindu – 556
- Spiritualist – 532
- Mixed Religion – 530
- Jewish – 389
- Humanist – 224
You could argue Mixed Religion is not a religion, but from the Census, 23,000 people in England and Wales classified as having Mixed Religion. The real surprise is Jedi, coming in at number 2. I know I had to recheck to make sure it was right.
Now here is the list of the other religions/faiths/beliefs* (with links) that are listed on the Census for Cornwall.
|Own Belief System||35|
|Believe in God||30|
|Traditional African Religion||4|
|Church of All Religion||2|
|Native American Church||1|
So there you have it, it is certainly interesting reading especially when you find out about that religion and just how many followers some of these less well-known religions actually have.
*I am sure people will say some of these list are not ‘real’ religions, but who am I to say what is and what is not a religion!