2011 Census

The following table compares the 2001 Scotland Census results on religion with the 2011 Scotland Census results on religion.  It has been reproduced from 2001 Census: Key Results on Population, Ethnicity, Identity, Language, Health, Housing and Accommodation in Scotland – Release 2A, p.32.

Table 1: Comparison of 2001 and 2011 Scotland Census results on religion

2001 2011 Change in Number 2001-2011
Number Percentage Number Percentage
All people 5,062,000 100.0 5,295,000 100.0 233,000
Church of Scotland 2,146,000 42.4 1,718,000 32.4 -428,000
Roman Catholic 804,000 15.9 841,000 15.9 37,000
Other Christian 347,000 6.9 291,000 5.5 -56,000
Buddhist 7,000 0.1 13,000 0.2 6,000
Hindu 6,000 0.1 16,000 0.3 11,000
Jewish 6,000 0.1 6,000 0.1 -1,000
Muslim 43,000 0.8 77,000 1.4 34,000
Sikh 7,000 0.1 9,000 0.2 2,000
Other religion 8,000 0.2 15,000 0.3 7,000
No religion 1,409,000 27.8 1,941,000 36.7 532,000
Religion not stated 279,000 5.5 368,000 7.0 89,000