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Jharkhand Population by Religion

Jharkhand  is the 14th most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 3.30 Crore population, around 2.23 crores (67.83%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 48 lakhs (14.53%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, 14.20 Lakhs (4.30%) as Christians,  and  4 Lakhs (12%) as Sarnaism. In addition 0.21% Stated as no religion and 0.3% are other religions.

also read Population of Jharkhand 2021

#ReligionPercentage %
1Hindu67.83%
2Muslim14.53%
3Christian4.30%
4Sikh0.22%
5Jain0.05%
6Buddhist0.03%
7Sarnaism & Other religions12.84%
8Religion not stated0.21%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Jharkhand by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu22,376,051
2Muslim4,793,994
3Christian1,418,608
4Sikh71,422
5Jain14,974
6Buddhist8,956
7Other religions and persuasions4,235,786
8Religion not stated68,343
 Total32,988,134

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Jharkhand - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu1646053065.70%
2Sarnaism & Other religions388333215.50%
3Muslim344627313.75%
4Christian11953784.77%
5Buddhist61970.02%
6Sikh49330.02%
7Jain35420.01%
8Religion not stated548880.22%
 Total25055073 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Jharkhand - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu5,915,52174.57%
2Muslim1,347,72116.99%
3Sarnaism & Other religions352,4544.44%
4Christian223,2302.81%
5Sikh66,4890.84%
6Religion not stated13,4550.17%
7Jain11,4320.14%
8Buddhist2,7590.03%
 Total7,933,061 

Source: Census 2011

Jharkhand Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*46%
Dalits (SCs)12%
Tribals (STs)26%
General16%

*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 percentage

#People Group Estimated %
1Yadav8%
2Santal (Sawntal)8%
3Kurmi5%
4Oraon5%
5Teli 4%
6Munda4%
7Brahmin3%
8Ho3%
9Chamar 2.5%
10Kumhar2.5%
11Koiri 2.22%
12Kumhar (Kusavar) 2.20%
13Rajput2%
14Lohar 2%
15Bhuiya 1.68%
16Kahar 1.45%
17Dusadh 1.26%
18Gauda1.19%
19Tanti 1.10%
20Nai 1.05%
21Badhai 0.83%
22Kalwar 0.81%
23Kharwar0.74%
24Mahishya0.70%
25Bhogta0.66%
26Bhuiya Ghatwar0.65%
27Lohra0.64%
28Dhobi0.63%
29Bhumij0.62%
30Kayastha 0.60%

*Govt has not enumerated caste-wise population other than SCs and STs in Census 2011. Estimates based on various studies like Joshua Project

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