Jammu and Kashmir Population by Religion 2021

Jammu and Kashmir Population by Religion 2021

Jammu and Kashmir is the second most populous Union Territory of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 1.25 Crore* population, around 85 Lakhs  (68.31%) have returned themselves as followers of Islam religion, 36 Lakhs (28.44%) as  the followers of Hinduism, 2.34 Lakhs (1.87%) as Sikh and 1.12 lakhs (0.90%) as Buddhist. In addition 0.16% Stated as no religion & 0.01% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

*Ladakh included in 2011 Census

also read Population of Jammu and Kashmir

Religion in Jammu and Kashmir by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Muslim8,567,485
2Hindu3,566,674
3Sikh234,848
4Buddhist112,584
5Christian35,631
6Jain2,490
7Religion not stated20,082
8Other religions and persuasions1,508
 Total12,541,302

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Jammu and Kashmir by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage
1Muslim68.31%
2Hindu28.44%
3Sikh1.87%
4Buddhist0.90%
5Christian0.28%
6Jain0.02%
7Religion not stated0.16%
8Other religions and persuasions0.01%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Jammu and Kashmir - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Muslim6,356,47369.79%
2Hindu2,516,37027.63%
3Sikh116,7311.28%
4Buddhist87,4630.96%
5Christian15,5220.17%
6Jain3550.00%
7Religion not stated13,8800.15%
8Other religions and persuasions1,2660.01%
 Total9,108,060 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Jammu and Kashmir - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Muslim2,211,01264.40%
2Hindu1,050,30430.59%
3Sikh118,1173.44%
4Buddhist25,1210.73%
5Christian20,1090.59%
6Jain2,1350.06%
7Religion not stated6,2020.18%
8Other religions and persuasions2420.01%
 Total3,433,242 

Source: Census 2011

Jammu and Kashmir Population - Caste wise

Caste Population (%)
OBC* 7%
Dalits (SCs) 7.38%
Tribals (STs) 11.91%
General caste 75%

*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.