Religion or belief

Across the Partnership, assessing whether our services impact disproportionately on individuals and families because of their religion or faith, belief or lack of belief is really important to us.

The table below shows the religious affiliation results from the 2011 Census, comparing England as a whole to local authorities across Cheshire and Merseyside. The results show the person’s current religion, or if the person does not have a religion, ‘no religion’. No determination is made about whether a person was a practicing member of a religion. Unlike other census questions where missing answers are imputed, this question was voluntary, and where no answer was provided the response is categorised as ‘not stated’.

The proportion of people describing themselves as ‘Christian’ in all 9 local authorities across Cheshire and Merseyside was higher than the national average.

Source: 2011 Census