Ethnicity and religion

The information on this page comes from the 2021 Census. Information about ethnic group, religion, language spoken and nationality was published at district-wide level on 29th November 2022.

2021 Census results

The results of the 2021 census found that Bradford that had become more ethnically diverse. Although the White population had decreased by 3 percentage points since the 2011 census, the largest proportion of the District’s population identified themselves as White British (56.7%).

Bradford District had the second largest proportion of people of Pakistani ethnic origin (25.5%) in England – this is an increase of five percentage points since the 2011 census.

The proportions of Black, Mixed, Asian or British Asian groups also increased between 2011 and 2021.

The proportion of people who identify as Christian fell from 46% in 2011 to 33.4% in 2021. 

Nearly one-third (30.5%) of the District's population identified themselves as Muslim - an increase of 5.8 percentage points since 2011. 

Just over one-fifth of the District's population stated that they had no religion.

The question about religion in the census was voluntary and 5.5% of the District's population chose not to answer.

Information at ward and constituency level will be published in Spring 2023.

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