Jews in Britain today: first results from the 2021 Census

What the initial results tell us about the state of the British Jewish community

Dr Jonathan Boyd

On the day the first census data on religion are released, JPR’s Executive Director Dr Jonathan Boyd joins Michelle Janes, Co-Chief Executive of the JLC and Executive Director of Lead, to take a look at the results and assesses what they tell us about the state of the British Jewish community.

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The UK Census takes place every ten years, and since 2001, it has included a question on religion. Census data are of particular value to community leaders and planners because they can provide a remarkably detailed and accurate view of the nation’s Jewish population and allow us both to monitor change over time and predict future trends.  

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Dr Jonathan Boyd

Executive Director

Dr Jonathan Boyd

Executive Director

Jonathan has been Executive Director of JPR since 2010, having previously held research and policy positions at the JDC International Centre for Community Development in...

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