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.
The last census
When the last census took place in 2001 – only 7,000 persons registered as Jains! The name Jain is not listed in the list of religions thus it needs to be entered as an option.
Why is the name of your faith important?
Because 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. This has many implications in terms of grants, other forms of support, education and more.
If you are Jain please enter your religion as Jainism and don’t be shy about it. : )