Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens: How many Jedi Knights are living in North East England?

Jedi master Yoda. Did you register as a Jedi Knight?
Jedi master Yoda. Did you register as a Jedi Knight?
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If you registered your religion as Jedi Knight in the last census, you are contributing to a growing population of order members in the region.

We may all be waiting for the arrival of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens to catch up with the most famous Jedi Knights in the universe - when really, there are some much closer to home.

In the latest census, thousands of people in the North East submitted their religion as Jedi Knight - choosing to follow the divine order of the galaxy.

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Figures have been released for each local authority area in the country, with Leeds as the Jedi capital of the UK.

County Durham: 1,248 Jedi Knights, 0.24% of the population.

Darlington: 301 Jedi Knights, 0.29% of the population.

Gateshead: 480 Jedi Knights, 0.24% of the population.

Hartlepool: 198 Jedi Knights, 0.22% of the population.

Newcastle upon Tyne: 1,065 Jedi Knights, 0.38% of the population.

North Tyneside: 646 Jedi Knights, 0.32% of the population.

South Tyneside: 379 Jedi Knights, 0.26% of the population.

Sunderland: 570 Jedi Knights, 0.21% of the population.

The latest instalment of the Star Wars saga will hit cinema screens in the early hours of tomorrow morning, with fan favourites Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

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