European post-industrial regions

Attendance at religious ceremonies in West Central Scotland compared to selected European post-industrial regions

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Around half (53%) of adults in West Central Scotland reported that they never attend religious ceremonies except on special occasions.  This is similar to North West England, Wallonia and Saxony, but higher than rates in Limburg (Southern Holland) and North Rhine Westphalia.  The very highest rates of religious observance were reported in Silesia and Northern Ireland. 


The choice of cities is based on research to compare Glasgow and West Central Scotland to other post-regions of Europe.  Reports from this work are available here.

If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the sources directly as new data may have been published since these pages were last updated. 

West Central Scotland (WCS) includes the following local authorities: Glasgow City, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire.

95% confidence intervals have been used: in repeated samples, the proportions reported would lie between the upper and lower limits shown here 19 times of 20.

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