September 15, 2010

Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe

Number of Muslims in Western Europe

These Muslim population figures are from a forthcoming Pew Forum report that estimates growth rates among Muslim populations worldwide and provides population projections for 2020 and 2030. A 2009 Pew Forum report, “Mapping the Global Muslim Population” provides 2009 population estimates. For the purposes of this report, Western Europe includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

CountryEst. 2010 Muslim Population% of Population that is Muslim
Austria 475,000 5.7
Belgium 638,000 6.0
Denmark 226,000 4.1
Finland 42,000 0.8
France 3,574,000 5.7
Germany 4,119,000 5.0
Greece 527,000 4.7
Ireland 43,000 0.9
Italy 1,583,000 2.6
Luxembourg 13,000 2.7
Netherlands 914,000 5.5
Norway 144,000 3.0
Portugal 22,000 0.2
Spain 1,021,000 2.3
Sweden 451,000 4.9
Switzerland 433,000 5.7
United Kingdom 2,869,000 4.6
Total17,094,000

Source: Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe, September 2010

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