Islam has grown in London in the past 10 years. 14% of Londoners describe themselves as Muslims compared to 12% in 2006. Over the same period Christianity has declined while other faiths have remained stable. But, as previously reported by Urbs, London remains the most religious region of the UK
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that London has a higher proportion of Muslims than Britain generally, 14% compared to 5%. That’s about 1.1 million people.
The East London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham have by far the largest numbers of Muslims. 45% of the population of Tower Hamlets and 40% of the population of Newham is Muslim. Tower Hamlets has the largest Bangladeshi community in the capital and Newham is home to one of the largest concentration of Pakistan-born Londoners.
There are far fewer Muslims south of the river.