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Zoroastrianism: Census

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL4386, tabled on 13 May 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they gave to including Zoroastrianism as a religion in the 2021 census.

Answered on

21 May 2020

Everyone who wishes to identify as being Jain or Zoroastrian in the 2021 Census will be able to do so, using the write-in option in the religion question, supported online by the new search-as-you-type function. Both the Government and Office for National Statistics recognise the importance of ensuring that everyone who wishes to identify as Jain or Zoroastrian will be able to do so.

Answered by

Cabinet Office