The 2011 Census has revealed a number of surprising facts about the North East:
- The North East has the highest proportion of people describing themselves as 'Christian' at 68%, even though this figure is down 13% in 10 years
- The region has the lowest proportion of people rating their health as 'good' or 'very good'
- The North East has the highest proportion of people listing an apprenticeship as their highest qualification
- Redcar & Cleveland is the least ethnically diverse place in England & Wales
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