Muslim population of England smashes three million mark for first time ever, figures reveal

Some parts of London are now almost 50 per cent Islamic, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics. This is what the Dunedin Mosque was gloating over that got Tarrant so upset.

Proud to be British and flying the flag at the centre of the Muslim community in Bristol are Burhan Abdulkarim, Mi Muhammad, Amy Smith, Farah Younus, John Scott and Cllr Abdul MalikCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

If current trends continue the areas could become majority Muslim within ten years.

Official ONS figures for 2018/19 that were released in December show that there are 3,194,791 Muslims living in England, with over a third aged under 16.

English Muslims make up the vast majority of the 3,363,210 currently living in England, Scotland and Wales. They make up 5.9 per cent of the 2018 English population (55.16 million).


2018 figures show that London was home to nearly 1.26 million Muslims, making up 14.2 per cent of the capital’s population. 74 per cent of Londoners are listed as Christian or a-religious.

Following the migrant crisis that started in 2015, there were reports that Islamic populations would triple by 2050 as refugees headed west.

However the Islamic community in England is relatively low compared to other religions.

Christianity (all denominations) is still the most popular religion in England by a long shot, with 27.9 million people identifying with the church. 21.5 million of us don’t identify with any religion at all.

The overall English population sampled by the 2019 ONS survey was 55,318,085. There were 63,783,693 Brits surveyed in all.

The Muslim Council of Britain has been approached for comment.

Almost six per cent of England is now Muslim Credit: Getty – Contributor
Over 1/3 of English Muslims live in London, making up 14.2 per cent of London’s population Credit: Reuters

Muslim population of England smashes three million mark for first time ever, figures reveal

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