Parish data

On this page:
Parish Spotlights (in-depth localised data gathered in 2011)
Statistics for Mission (parish attendance/mission data 2016)
Look up your poverty data
Reference map


Parish Spotlights

Church of England parish data spotlightsThese handy packages of local data bring together a range of information about your parish, both in terms of your congregations, but also the wider community living in your area. It covers areas such as Christian affiliation, population age and ethnicity profiles, household structures, deprivation, employment, schools and qualifications, alongside church statistics such as attendance and giving.

Parish Spotlights, grouped by Deanery


Statistics for Mission

These parish stats provide a summary of the Statistics for Mission returns as submitted by churches/parishes from 2006-2015, including a small amount of census and deprivation information to provide a clear picture of the reported patterns of activity in parishes and benefices.

Parish stats data - how to
How to use the data

The attendance and participation information they contain, though an important part of the life of churches, does not represent everything that churches do, but it is hoped that by displaying it clearly and conveniently this information can better inform the decisions that churches make about their mission and ministry. Census and deprivation information on these parish ‘dashboards’ comes from government figures mapped onto parish boundaries.

Stats for Mission: Parishes, grouped by Deanery

Stats for Mission: Benefices, grouped by Deanery


Look up your poverty data

Church Urban Fund has recently relaunched its poverty lookup tool. Entering a postcode into this tool allows you to see where a parish ranks, nationally or within a Diocese, on ten different indicators including child poverty, pensioner poverty and life expectancy.
Visit the tool here:


Errors / missing information

For errors (or missing links) on this web page, please inform Church House in the first instance.

For errors within a specific PDF; if you believe that incorrect information has been submitted on behalf of a parish, . Some errors will be easy to fix; in other cases, further information may be required and a parish may be asked to complete the relevant sections of a Statistics for Mission return. Any corrections will be incorporated into the next annual update of these ‘dashboards’.

Map for reference

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