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Community Statistics Programme

Community Statistics Programme

One of the key ways to understand any Jewish population is by investigating its most fundamental social statistics – numbers of births and deaths, immigration and emigration, community affiliation and Jewish school enrolment. In the UK, there has been a long tradition of gathering these types of data, led by the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Today, this work is undertaken by JPR on behalf of the Board of Deputies.

Our community statistics work in the UK also involves extensive analysis of UK census data, gathered by the Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. The censuses held in 2001 and 2011 included questions about religion, thereby generating vast datasets about Jews which we use both to understand the socio-demographic characteristics of Jews in the UK, and to support Jewish charities and foundations in their planning work.

To find out more about our work in this area, contact our Senior Research Fellow, Carli Lessof, at

12 Nov 2019 - Community Statistics Programme