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.



Bet Description

Betfair-Metaphysical.com lets you play the 2021 Census in 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. More details can be found at https://census.gov.uk/.

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

This bet will be resolved upon publication by the Office for National Statistics or the British Religion in Numbers Department of the University of Manchester, of analysis which shows a comparison between these affiliations on a comparable basis such as the BRIN paper:

Religious Census 2011 – What happened to the Christians? (Part II) | British Religion in Numbers

In the event of any dispute or non-publication, Betfiar-Metaphysical will seek clarification from BRIN.

For the purposes of this bet the a detailed table will be extracted from the 2021 equivilent of the data set QS210EW – Religion (detailed) for the Religion category ‘Whitchcraft’ on Nomis.