Un-coven-ed (Where are the witches?)

Which area will top the Witch List in 2021? Yes, it’s a witch hunt. Bet on the parliamentary constituency that will contain the most people affiliated to the religion ‘Witchcraft’ in the 2021 census.

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Bet Description

According to the 2011 census, 1,276 people in England and Wales affiliated with the ‘religion’ of Witchcraft. But where are they? Every parliamentary constituency has an MP but not everyone has a Witch.  In fact only 80% of parliamentary constituencies had a witch in 2011. Some had more than their fair-share. The following constituencies had 10 or more people who affiliated with the religion ‘Witchcraft’.  Wells (Glastonbury), Brigg and Goole, Suffolk Coastal (Aldeburgh/Southwold etc.), Nottingham South, Lewes, Taunton Deane. Which area will top the Witch List in 2021? Yes, it’s a hunt.

Decision Logic

Betfair-Metaphysical.com lets you make money from gambling on religious beliefs using the the 2021 population Census for England and Wales (E&W).  All bets relate to the ‘What is Your Religion?’ question on the census. A census happens every ten years and Census Day 2021 is Sunday March 21, 2021. The Census is run by the Office for National Statistics and is administered to 20 million households. Betfair Metaphysical allows you to wager on the outcomes. More details can be found at https://census.gov.uk/. See the explainer video tutorials for more information on metaphysical gambling.

This bet will be resolved upon publication by the Office for National Statistics of the detailed characteristics for the Religion question. Such as in the equivalent table for the  2011 Religious Populations 2011, Main Religions. Arbitration will be provided by the University of Manchester hosted British Religion in Numbers (BRIN) research programme.  BRIN is part of the British Academy, and has been providing cutting edge research into religion and society since 2008.