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RE CPD Opportunities

CPD  Phase  Date & Time  Format  Details and booking 
Hindu Dharma throughout the Agreed Syllabus  EYFS – KS3  13 February 2024 

4.00 – 5.30pm 

Zoom  Here 
Working with the thematic units (part 1)  EYFS & KS1 focus 

13 March 2024 

4.00 – 5.30pm 

Zoom  Here 
Working with the thematic units (part 2)  KS2 focus 

24 April 2024 

4.00 – 5.30pm 

Zoom  Here 
RE Network  Cross phase 

7 May 2024 

3.45 – 5.00pm 

Zoom  Here 
Understanding Christianity Refresher  

(for schools already using the resource) 

EYFS – KS3 

10 June 2024 

4.00 – 5.30pm 

Zoom  Here 

Religion, England and Wales: Census 2021 

A national perspective: 

  • The religion question is voluntary; 94.0% (56.0 million) of usual residents answered the question in 2021, an increase from 92.9% (52.1 million) in 2011. 
  • For the first time in a census of England and Wales, less than half of the population (46.2%, 27.5 million people) described themselves as “Christian”, a 13.1 percentage point decrease from 59.3% (33.3 million) in 2011; despite this decrease, “Christian” remained the most common response to the religion question. 
  • “No religion” was the second most common response, increasing by 12.0 percentage points to 37.2% (22.2 million) from 25.2% (14.1 million) in 2011. 
  • London remains the most religiously diverse region of England in 2021, with over a quarter (25.3%) of all usual residents reporting a religion other than “Christian”; the North East and South West are the least religiously diverse regions, with 4.2% and 3.2%, respectively, selecting a religion other than “Christian”. 

Other Religions in 2021 (England and Wales)  

The groups above correspond to the tick-box responses for the religion question. A person could also identify their religion through the "Any other religion, write in" response option. This write-in functionality providing insights for 58 religious groups.  

Among the 405,000 (0.7% of the overall population in England and Wales) who chose to write-in a response through the "Any other religion" option were the following religions: 

  • Pagan (74,000) 
  • Alevi (26,000) 
  • Jain (25,000) 
  • Wicca (13,000) 
  • Ravidassia (10,000) 
  • Shamanism (8,000) 
  • Rastafarian (6,000) 
  • Zoroastrian (4,000) 

The largest increase was seen in those describing their religion as "Shamanism", increasing more than tenfold to 8,000 from 650 in 2011. 

Of those who wrote-in a non-religious group to "Any other religion", the largest numbers were: 

  • Agnostic (32,000) 
  • Atheist (14,000) 
  • Humanist (10,000) 

(source – here) 

A Northumberland Perspective: 

Northumberland  National 
Religion   Number  %  % 
No religion  128703  40.1  37.2 
Christian  170668  53.2  46.2 
Buddhist  752  0.2  0.5 
Hindu  446  0.1  1.7 
Jewish  172  0.1  0.5 
Muslim  1635  0.5  6.5 
Sikh  654  0.2  0.9 
Other religion  1353  0.4  0.6 
Not answered  16181  5  6 
Total  320564  99.8  100.1 

 

You can find the Northumberland data here. The data can be interrogated at different geographical areas as required. 

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