Religion (grouped)

Mnemonic (reference code): RELPUK11

Type: Derived variable

Definition: This is a person’s current religion, or if the person does not have a religion, 'no religion'.  No determination is made about whether a person was a practicing member of a religion.  Unlike other census questions where missing answers are imputed, this question was voluntary, and where no answer was provided the response is categorised as 'not stated'.

Applicability: Person

Classification: The categories in this classification may have been combined within the tables. See Religion Classification for a detailed classification list.

Code

Name

1

No religion

2

Christian

3

Buddhist

4

Hindu

5

Jewish

6

Muslim

7

Sikh

8

Other religion

9

Religion not stated

X

No code required

Total number of categories: 10

Not applicable category (X) comprises Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.

Source variables:

Religion (Standard variable)

Scotland 2001 comparison:

In the statistical bulletin for release 2A, the data for 2001 for the ‘Other religion’ and ‘No religion’ categories were amended to match the 2011 coding, as some responses which were coded as ‘Other religion’ in 2001 were coded as ‘No religion’ in 2011.  The recoded 2001 data are available in Table 7 from the release 2A section of the downloadable files page.

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.