Delhi Population by Religion 2021

Delhi Population by Religion 2021

National Capital Territory of Delhi is the most populous Union Territory of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 1.68 Crore population, around 1.37 crores (81.68%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 21.58 lakhs (12.86%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, 5.70 Lakhs (3.40%) as Sikh, 1.46 lakhs (0.87%) as Christians, 1.66 lakhs (0.99%) are Jain. In addition 0.08% Stated as no religion & 0.01% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Delhi by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu13,712,100
2Muslim2,158,684
3Sikh570,581
4Jain166,231
5Christian146,093
6Buddhist18,449
7Other religions and persuasions2,197
8Religion not stated13,606
 Total16,787,941

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Delhi by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage
1Hindu81.68%
2Muslim12.86%
3Sikh3.40%
4Jain0.99%
5Christian0.87%
6Buddhist0.11%
7Other religions and persuasions0.01%
8Religion not stated0.08%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Delhi - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu384,02891.64%
2Muslim29,1436.95%
3Sikh4,0800.97%
4Christian1,1320.27%
5Jain1920.05%
6Buddhist1580.04%
7Other religions and persuasions290.01%
8Religion not stated2800.07%
 Total419,042 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Delhi - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu13,328,07281.42%
2Muslim2,129,54113.01%
3Sikh566,5013.46%
4Jain166,0391.01%
5Christian144,9610.89%
6Buddhist18,2910.11%
7Other religions and persuasions2,1680.01%
8Religion not stated13,3260.08%
 Total16,368,899 

Source: Census 2011

Delhi Population - Caste wise

Caste Population (%)
OBC* 30%
Dalits (SCs) 16.75%
Tribals (STs) 0
Genral caste 38%

*Govt has not enumerated caste-wise population other than SCs and STs in Census 2011. So OBC Percentage is not accurate & based on various estimates.