Catholics in England and Wales

Measuring the Catholic Population (1912-2014)

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Introduction


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Data from the Latin Mass Society.

Spreadsheet Data (XLS).

 


Key Points


Mouse over each point for the corresponding value for each year shown.

Weekly Mass Attendance in England and Wales
(1993-2010)

(Values in Millions)
Source: www.lms.org.uk


Catholic Population in England and Wales
(1912-2010)

(Values in Millions)
Source: www.lms.org.uk



Catholic Priests in England and Wales (1912-2011)

Source: www.lms.org.uk


Catholic Ordinations in England and Wales (1912-2011)

Source: www.lms.org.uk



Catholic Parish Churches (1912-2010)

Source: www.lms.org.uk


Catholic Marriages as a % of all Marriages (1913-2010)

Source: www.lms.org.uk



Additional Data

The Benedict XVI centre published additional statistics for Catholics in England and Wales. Data is based on the British Social Attitudes Surveys for the years 2012-2014.


Catholics as a percentage of the adult population in England and Wales:


8.3%

Frequency of church attendance by Catholics in England and Wales

Once a week or more (27.5%)
At least once a month (15.6%)
At least once a year (17.8%)
Never or practically never (39.2%)


** Comparitive figures for other Christian denominations are:


Percentage of Catholics who attend Mass weekly oR more - by age group


18-24

14.0%

25-34

26.7%

35-44

26.9%

45-54

20.3%

55-64

20.7%

65+

43.1%

Catholics as a percentage of the population - by region


Inner London

14.8%

Outer London

11.4%

South West

4.4%

North West

15.4%

Wales

5.1%

South East

7.0%

Other Regions:


Report Summary (PDF).