Cardiff Spiritual Statistics

22-NationalAssemblyAs we start our week of prayer, here are some stats about our city, mainly drawn from the 2011 census. Click here for some amazing maps.

Cardiff is the 10th largest city in the UK with a population of 345,400

Cardiff’s population is predicted to rocket, growing by nearly a third (32.7%) from 345,400 in 2011 to 458,400 in 2036

The proportion of people in Cardiff who said they had ‘no religion’ rose from 18.8% in 2001 to 31.8% in 2011 (that is 109 837 people). Across Wales, a higher proportion of people said they had ‘no religion’ than in any other part of the UK.

The percentage of people in Cardiff who described themselves as Christian fell from 66.9% in 2001 to 57.4% in 2011

The Muslim population of Cardiff increased from 3.7% in 2001 to 6.18% in 2011. That is about 20 000. More than half the Muslim population in Wales lives in Cardiff (51.8%)

Cardiff has maybe 10 000 Somalis, most of whom were born here. It is the oldest Somali community in the UK. Abdi Agli says: there’s a Somali proverb, ‘Cardiff, my home’

Students make up 20% of the population – one of the biggest in the UK

There are very very few atheists