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Gujarat Population by Religion

Gujarat is the Ninth most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 6.04 Crore population, around 5.35 crores (88.57%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 58.46 Lakhs (9.67%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, 5.8 Lakhs (0.96%) as Jain, 3.16 lakhs (0.52%) as Christians. In addition 0.10% Stated as no religion & 0.18% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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#ReligionPercentage %
1Hindu88.57%
2Muslim9.67%
3Jain0.96%
4Christian0.52%
5Sikh0.10%
6Buddhist0.05%
7Other religions and persuasions0.03%
8Religion not stated0.10%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Gujarat by population

#ReligionPopulation
1Hindu53,533,988
2Muslim5,846,761
3Jain579,654
4Christian316,178
5Sikh58,246
6Buddhist30,483
7Other religions and persuasions16,480
8Religion not stated57,902
 Total60,439,692

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Gujarat - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu32,390,54193.36%
2Muslim2,049,1865.91%
3Christian162,3680.47%
4Jain44,1180.13%
5Sikh11,2920.03%
6Buddhist6,1820.02%
7Other religions and persuasions5,5180.02%
8Religion not stated25,4040.07%
 Total34,694,609 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Gujarat - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban PopulationPercentage %
1Hindu21,143,44782.13%
2Muslim3,797,57514.75%
3Jain535,5362.08%
4Christian153,8100.60%
5Sikh46,9540.18%
6Buddhist24,3010.09%
7Other religions and persuasions10,9620.04%
8Religion not stated32,4980.13%
 Total25,745,083 

Source: Census 2011

Gujarat Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*40%
Dalits (SCs)6.74%
Tribals (STs)14.75%
General caste26%
Muslims9.67%
Others2%

*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.

Caste wise poulation in Gujarat

The estimated percentage of the main sub-group or caste population in Gujarat.

It may vary is actual numbers, figure or accuracy as the government has not provided caste-wise population data other than for SCs and STs in the 2011 census. The figures are based on various estimates.

# Caste Groups Percentage
1 Kunbi 16-18%
2 Kolis  12-14%
3 Bhil  7-8%
4 Mahratta Kunbi 7%
5 Bania (various) 5-6%
6 Brahmin  5%
7 Rajput (various)  5-6%
8 Mahyavanshi 2.53%
9 Dhangar Bharwad 2.21%
10 Kumhar  1.64%
11 Rohitas/Bhambi 1.64%
12 Rathawa 1.00%
13 Dhodia 0.99%
14 Yadav  0.97%
15 Badhai  0.90%
16 Dubla  0.86%
17 Devipujak Vaghri 0.83%
18 Ravalia 0.80%
19 Valand/ Sain/ Nai  0.78
20 Arora 0.73%

*100+ people groups with a population less than 1% not in the above list

Source: Joshua Project and various news articles

Please note that the Caste percentage and percentage provided above is for general information only. It should not be considered reliable as it is based on non-governmental studies and news reports, and may not be accurate or up-to-date.

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