GETTY•PEW RESEARCH CENTREThe number of Muslims in Europe is expected to grow significantly by 2050, the report claims
Under current highest-level projections, almost one in three people in Sweden will be Muslim by 2050 while Germany’s population will be 19.7 per cent Muslim.
The Muslim population in Britain, currently around 6.3 per cent (4.13 million), is expected to reach 16.7 per cent (13.48 million).
In Germany, the Muslim population - 4.95 million in 2016 - is expected to soar to 17.49 million people if high migration continues, more than tripling.
In the same scenario, Italy’s Muslim population in 2016 would be 2.87 times larger in 2050, with a Muslim population of 8.25 million.Related articles
The report reveals a stark east-west divide, with the Muslim share of the populations in Germany, France, Austria and Belgium expected to be at least 18 per cent of the total populations by 2050 if high migration continues.
In Poland, the Muslim population, which is currently less than 0.1 per cent is expected to grow to 0.2 per cent.
Higher fertility and rates and a younger age profile mean that even if all 28 EU members, as well as Norway and Switzerland, closed their borders, the Muslim population in Europe would continue to grow in the west but remain low in Eastern Europe.
The report, Europe’s Growing Muslim Population, was released by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre.
It examined three scenarios - if migration into Europe was to stop immediately and indefinitely, if all refugee levels slow but the migration of those who come for reasons