You are probably aware that National Census will take place on 27th March 2011.
The forms will be delivered by hand or by post to each house in the UK. The householder will have the option to complete it on line or fill up the form physically and send it back by post.
When the last census took place in 2001 – only 7,000 persons registered as Jains.
It seems that this is because the term Jain is not listed in the list of religions. It has to be entered as a ‘different’ option!
As the number registering as Jains was below 10,000, the Jain community did not get an official recognition as a minority religion in the UK.
If you are Jain please enter your religion as Jainism and don’t be shy about it. : )