Jain Population in India 2024

At the census 2011, out of the 1.21 billion population, 4.5 million or 45 Lakh have returned themselves as followers of Jainism. Jains constitute 0.37% of the Total Population of India in 2011. Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have reported major Jain populations. 

In 2024 approximately 5.2 million or 52 Lakh people follow Jainism in India.

Source: Census 2011

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Jain Population By States and UTs

 The percentage of Jain population to the total population is maximum in Maharastra (1.25%), Rajasthan (0.91%), Delhi (0.99%), and Gujarat (0.96%). Elsewhere in the country, their proportion is negligible. Let’s look at Jain Population by States and UTs.

# State Total Population Jain Population % of Total
1 Maharashtra 112,374,333 1,400,349 1.25%
2 Delhi 16,787,941 166,231 0.99%
3 Gujarat 60,439,692 579,654 0.96%
4 Rajasthan 68,548,437 622,023 0.91%
5 Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809 567,028 0.78%
6 Karnataka 61,095,297 440,280 0.72%
7 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 343,709 1,186 0.35%
8 Chhattisgarh 25,545,198 61,510 0.24%
9 Haryana 25,351,462 52,613 0.21%
10 Chandigarh 1,055,450 1,960 0.19%
11 Punjab 27,743,338 45,040 0.16%
12 Nagaland 1,978,502 2,655 0.13%
13 Tamil Nadu 72,147,030 89,265 0.12%
14 Daman and Diu 243,247 287 0.12%
15 Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341 213,267 0.11%
16 Puducherry 1,247,953 1,400 0.11%
17 Uttarakhand 10,086,292 9,183 0.09%
18 Assam 31,205,576 25,949 0.08%
19 Goa 1,458,545 1,109 0.08%
20 West Bengal 91,276,115 60,141 0.07%
21 Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777 53,849 0.06%
22 Manipur 2,855,794 1,692 0.06%
23 Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727 771 0.06%
24 Jharkhand 32,988,134 14,974 0.05%
25 Sikkim 610,577 314 0.05%
26 Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602 1,805 0.03%
27 Mizoram 1,097,206 376 0.03%
28 Bihar 104,099,452 18,914 0.02%
29 Orissa 41,974,218 9,420 0.02%
30 Jammu and Kashmir 12,541,302 2,490 0.02%
31 Tripura 3,673,917 860 0.02%
32 Meghalaya 2,966,889 627 0.02%
33 Lakshadweep 64,473 11 0.02%
34 Kerala 33,406,061 4,489 0.01%
35 Andaman and Nicobar Islands 380,581 31 0.01%

Source: Census 2011

Top States with Jain Population

Maharashtra, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi have reported the major Jain population. These states/Uts together account for nearly 90 percent of the total Jain population in the country. 

#StateJain Population
1Maharashtra1,400,349
2Rajasthan622,023
3Gujarat579,654
4Madhya Pradesh567,028
5Karnataka440,280
6Uttar Pradesh213,267
7Delhi166,231
8Tamil Nadu89,265
9Chhattisgarh61,510
10West Bengal60,141

Source: Census 2011

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