Monday, 9 August 2010
Here are links to some of the key facts relating to Muslim demographics in Britain:

This article in the Times, based on information from the Office of National Statistics, establishes that the Muslim demographic in Britain is growing ten times faster than the rest of the population, increasing by almost 600,000 in the years 2004-2008 alone :

The total number of Muslims in Great Britain:

2004: 1,870,000

2005: 2,017,000

2006: 2,142,000

2007: 2,327,000

2008: 2,422,000

Muslim Europe: the demographic time-bomb transforming our continent

"According to the US's Migration Policy Institute, residents of Muslim faith will account for more than 20 per cent of the EU population by 2050 but already do so in a number of cities. Whites will be in a minority in Birmingham by 2026, says Christopher Caldwell, an American journalist, and even sooner in Leicester. Another forecast holds that Muslims could outnumber non-Muslims in France and perhaps in all of western Europe by mid-century. Austria was 90 per cent Catholic in the 20th century but Islam could be the majority religion among Austrians aged under 15 by 2050, says Mr Caldwell."

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life estimated that the Muslim population of Britain had grown from 1,647,000 in 2001 to 2,869,000 in 2010, an increase of 74%.

A separate discussion of Muslim demographics here broadly validates these figures, estimating annual growth in the Muslim population of Britain at an average of 6.5% for the last three decades. This means that the Muslim demographic is doubling approximately ever 12 years.

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