England’s Jewish population rises to some 284,000; up 1.3 % in decade

13.12.2012                      29.Kislew. 5773                      Channuka 5

Jüdische Welt:

England's Jewish population rises to some 284,000; up 1.3 % in decade

Population remains stable over decade, bolstered by Orthodox Jewry's growth.

Data released December 11 by Britain’s Office for National Statistics showed 263,346 Jews living in England and Wales, a figure that can be adjusted upward to approximately 284,000, according to an analysis by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and the Board of Deputies of British Jews. This would mean that Jews are roughly 0.5 percent of the population of England and Wales….