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Parish spotlight

What is a parish spotlight?

Parish spotlights are individual documents, one for each Church of England parish, showing a summary of the 2011 Census data from the population in that parish. They have been produced by the Research and Statistics Division of the Archbishop's Council. Each document is a treasure trove of demographic information and includes details such as Christian affiliation, population age and ethnicity profiles, household structures, deprivation, employment, schools and qualifications, alongside church statistics such as attendance and giving.

 

How should we use it?

The spotlight is a starting place for prayer, discussion and action. Some questions are included on each page to help churches to think about the information - these will be more relevant in some areas than others. There are also some bigger questions about what to do next at the end of each spotlight on page 17. 

 

Information and queries

There is information at the end of the spotlight about where this data comes from and how it was calculated. If you have any further queries then please do contact the Research and Statistics team at statistics.unit@churchofengland.org.

 

Find your parish spotlight 

Follow these links to find the parish spotlight for your particular parish(es):

Archdeaconry of Oakham parish spotlights

Archdeaconry of Northampton parish spotlights

 

 

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