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Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Where are Scotland's Buddhists?

By Munisha on Thu, 18 Jun, 2015 - 11:56

Following the previous Triratna News post on Buddhist demographics in England and Wales, we’ve located the 2011 census figures for Scotland too, with help from reader Maureen Carroll. They show a much larger increase in Buddhist numbers than in England and Wales.

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Scotland declaring Buddhism to be their current religion increased from 6,830 to 12,795.

Unfortunately the published geographical data is not as detailed as it is for England and Wales, Buddhism being lumped together with “All...

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Where are the most Buddhists in England and Wales?

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 12:06

Where are the most Buddhists in England and Wales?

By Munisha on Tue, 16 Jun, 2015 - 12:06

Numbers of Buddhists in England and Wales went up from 144,543 in 2001 to 247,743 in 2011 (.04%) according to an overview recently published by the UK’s Office for National Statistics.

Use the interactive maps in the Overview to see Buddhist numbers area by area, including, interestingly, a rise in mid-Wales (but not the neighbouring county of Herefordshire in which Adhisthana is situated. The last census predates Triratna’s presence here.) The increase should not be interpreted simply as an increase...