This page includes the Surrey-specific data from the national 2021 Census release which has been prepared by the SCC Population Insight team. A summary of the estimates of religion for Surrey residents from the 2021 Census is also available on Surrey-i.


'The census introduced a voluntary question on religion in 2001. In the census data, religion refers to a person’s religious affiliation. This is the religion with which they connect or identify, rather than their beliefs or active religious practice. As the question is voluntary, be cautious when comparing figures between different areas or between censuses because of varying response rates.

Percentages are calculated out of the overall population as opposed to out of the population who answered the religion question. This aids comparison across time and between areas, as the percentage of the population who answer the question varies.'


Source: Ethnic group, national identity, language, and religion: Census 2021 in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

Census 2021 Multi Religion Household.xlsx  (5.79 MB)

Multi-religious household classifies households by whether members identify with the same religion, no religion, did not answer the question, or a combination of these options. This question was voluntary and the variable includes those who answered the question alongside those who chose not to.

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Type of information Census 2021
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