Gujarat Population by religion 2021

Gujarat Population by Religion 2021

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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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 by Percentage

#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 - 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.