Karnataka Population by religion 2021

Karnataka Population by Religion 2021

Karnataka is the Eighth most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 6.10 Crore population, around 5.13 crores (84.00%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 79 lakhs (12.92%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, 11.43 Lakhs (1.87%) as Christians, 4.40 lakhs (0.72%) as Jains. In addition 0.27% Stated as no religion & 0.23% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Karnataka by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu51,317,472
2Muslim7,893,065
3Christian1,142,647
4Jain440,280
5Buddhist95,710
6Sikh28,773
7Other religions and persuasions11,263
8Religion not stated166,087
 Total61,095,297

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Karnataka by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage %
1Hindu84.00%
2Muslim12.92%
3Christian1.87%
4Jain0.72%
5Buddhist0.16%
6Sikh0.05%
7Other religions and persuasions0.02%
8Religion not stated0.27%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Karnataka - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu33,905,04190.49%
2Muslim2,883,7887.70%
3Christian309,4190.83%
4Jain220,3620.59%
5Buddhist69,9690.19%
6Sikh6,7540.02%
7Other religions and persuasions5,0710.01%
8Religion not stated68,9310.18%
 Total37,469,335 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Karnataka - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu17,412,43173.70%
2Muslim5,009,27721.20%
3Christian833,2283.53%
4Jain219,9180.93%
5Buddhist25,7410.11%
6Sikh22,0190.09%
7Other religions and persuasions6,1920.03%
8Religion not stated97,1560.41%
 Total23,625,962 

Source: Census 2011

Karnataka Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*54%
Dalits (SCs)17.15%
Tribals (STs)6.95%
General caste8%
Muslims12.92%
Others1%

*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.