Jews in Britain: A Snapshot from the 2001 Census

By Marlena Schmool, Stanley Waterman, David Graham

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), 2007

This report looks at the 2001 census of England and Wales where a question on religion was included for the first time. The report uses the responses of those who identified themselves as "Jewish," to build a body of social and demographic information about the Jewish population of these locales. The report finds that Jewish people are predominantly urban in the United Kingdom and are on average older than the national population. The report also finds that in a large number of Jewish households, not all members are Jewish and that Orthodox communities in particular did not have the same secular education levels as the wider Jewish population. The report concludes by affirming the importance of the religious question on the 2011 census in terms of how it will benefit Jewish community in social and demographic research.

Topic: Socioeconomic Status, Jewish Identification, Census, Demography, Religious Denominations

Name of Publication: JPR Report

Volume/Issue: 1

Page Number(s): 1-105

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United Kingdom

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schmool, Marlena. Waterman, Stanley. Graham, David. Jews in Britain: A Snapshot from the 2001 Census. JPR Report. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). 2007: 1-105.


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