Arrivals from Bangladesh prime the checklist with practically 95 per cent of them figuring out with a faith
MIGRANTS from Bangladesh usually tend to report a non secular affiliation than another group residing in England and Wales, in accordance official figures.
Evaluation of the 2021 Census information launched by the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS) confirmed that 94.9 per cent migrants from the south Asian nation reported a non secular affiliation. They have been adopted by those that got here from Somalia (94.8 per cent) and Pakistan (94.8 per cent).
Extra broadly, the highest 10 international locations of beginning with the very best proportion of residents with a non secular affiliation have been from Africa or the Center East and Asia.
South Asia accounted for 4 out of prime six international locations migrants from the place recognized themselves with a faith.
Pakistan was within the third place with 94.8 per cent of migrants from it reporting a non secular affiliation. They have been adopted by Eritrea (94.7 per cent), Sri Lanka (94.2 per cent) and India (93.8 per cent).
The figures examine with a bit greater than half (56.8 per cent) of all standard residents of England and Wales having recognized themselves with a faith.
Quite the opposite, Chinese language (18.9 per cent) and Japanese (32 per cent) migrants reported the bottom proportion of non secular affiliation.
The faith query was voluntary and the proportion of migrants from the highest 60 international locations of beginning who selected to not reply different from 2.7 per cent to 12.3 per cent, the ONS stated.
Total, six per cent of all residents in England and Wales didn’t reply the query.
In accordance with the information, residents born exterior European Union (EU) international locations have been extra more likely to report a UK-only identification than EU-born residents, although this distinction was smaller for arrivals from 2011 onwards, the place reporting a UK-only identification is much less widespread.
The evaluation comes months after information revealed that internet 606,000 migrants arrived in Britain in 2022 with a lot of them coming from exterior the EU on scholar and work visas.
Migrants have been contributing to the UK’s financial system, immigration specialists have stated, declaring how schooling charges from abroad college students are financially supporting British universities.
Amongst all arrivals, Bangladesh-born residents had the bottom English proficiency, with solely 74 per cent of them reporting excessive ranges of proficiency. However, near 90 per cent of migrants born in India and about 82 per cent of the arrivals from Pakistan fell on this class.
The census outcomes additionally confirmed that non-UK residents who arrived most lately are the least proficient in English language.