Census reveals over 800 Jedi Knights live in Croydon

Census reveals over 800 Jedi Knights live in Croydon

Census reveals over 800 Jedi Knights live in Croydon

First published in Bizarre by , Chief Reporter

Over 840 Jedi Knights live in Croydon, the Census has revealed.

Data from the 2011 census published yesterday showed 847 people gave their religion as Jedi Knight.

The number of Christians in the borough has dropped over the last 10 years, in line with the downward national trend, with 205,022 defining themselves as Christian compared to 215,124 people in 2001.

Nearly 30,000 people in the borough are Muslim and 20 percent of residents said they were of no religion.

The statistics revealed seven people said their beliefs were scientology, 22 said heavy metal, while nine people practice said witchcraft.

The figures, from the Office for National Statistics indicate since the previous census, the population in Croydon has risen from 330,587 to 363,378.

The number of people who defined themselves as white British decreased from 210,573 to 171,740, while the number of black Africans in the borough has nearly doubled rising from 14,627 in 2001 to 28,981.

Nearly 16 percent of Croydon households are married with dependent children, just higher than London's average of 15 per cent.

There are 16,742 lone parent families in the borough and 14,107 one person households where the occupant is aged 65 or over.

Over 70 percent of Croydon residents were born in the UK, while 17.3 percent of those who weren't have been residents for 10 years.

Just under 12,000 Croydon households have no-one living there that speak English as a main language.

To see the detailed breakdown of the census visit ons.gov.uk

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