“Irreligion is the fastest growing UK “religion”
(Irreligion (adjective form: non-religious or irreligious) is the absence, indifference, rejection of, or hostility towards religion.)
Between the last two UK National Census – Muslim religion increased by 1.2 million
Islam is the second largest religion with results from the United Kingdom Census 2011 giving the UK Muslim population in 2011 as ~2,706,066, ~4.5% of the total population.
The vast majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom live in England: 2,660,116 (5.02% of the population).
76,737 Muslims live in Scotland (1.45%), 45,950 in Wales (1.50%), and 3,832 in Northern Ireland (0.21%).
In 2011 it was reported that the United Kingdom had around 100,000 converts to Islam, of which 66% were women.
There were an estimated 5,200 conversions to Islam in 2011.
Islam is the second fastest growing religious confession in the UK after irreligion and its adherents have the lowest average age out of all the major religious groups.
Between 2001 and 2009 the Muslim population increased almost 10 times faster than the non-Muslim population.
The majority of Muslims in United Kingdom belong to the Sunni denomination, while smaller numbers are Shia and Ahmadi.
Ethnically, the largest groups of British Muslims are Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.
Smaller groups are Indians, Arabs and Africans.
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