Religion

Mnemonic (reference code): RELPUK

Definition: These questions ask the person to record their religion. In Scotland there is a separate question asking for the religion the person was brought up in. In Northern Ireland, people who do not regard themselves as belonging to any religion are asked to record the religion they were brought up in. A write-in is provided where the person's religion is not provided as a tick box response. A detailed list of codes was used to code the write-in responses for England and Wales and Northern Ireland. This list contains some codes, added during processing, which are only applicable in Northern Ireland. Write-in answers are not coded in Scotland.

Missing answers will not be imputed so the classifications include a 'not stated' category.

Classification:​

The classifications used in standard output are:

Code

Name

01

None

02

Church of Scotland

03

Roman Catholic

04

Other Christian

05

Buddhist

06

Hindu

07

Jewish

08

Muslim

09

Sikh

​10

Another religion

11

Not answered

Output:

CAS203

S203

KS07

T25, T26

UV16, UV17

Census Areas Statistics (CAS), Census Areas Statistics Theme (CAST), Key Statistics (KS) and Univariate (UV) tables are available for all census areas.

Standard (S) and Theme (T) tables are available at ST Ward/ST Postcode Sector and above.