Madhya Pradesh Population by Religion

Madhya Pradesh is the fifth most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 7.26 Crore population, around 6.6 crores (90.89%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 4.77 crores (6.57%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, 5.67 Lakhs (0.78%) as Jain, 2.16 lakhs (0.30%) as Buddhists, 2.13 lakhs (0.29%) are Christians, and  in addition 0.12% Stated as no religion &  1.04% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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#ReligionPercentage %
1Hindu90.89%
2Muslim6.57%
3Jain0.78%
4Buddhist0.30%
5Christian0.29%
6Sikh0.21%
7Other religions and persuasions0.83%
8Religion not stated0.13%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Madhya Pradesh by population

 

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu66,007,121
2Muslim4,774,695
3Jain567,028
4Buddhist216,052
5Christian213,282
6Sikh151,412
7Other religions and persuasions599,594
8Religion not stated97,625
 Total72,626,809

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Madhya Pradesh - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu49,827,04694.80%
2Muslim1,683,6833.20%
3Christian89,1250.17%
4Buddhist132,4190.25%
5Jain109,6990.21%
6Sikh55,1520.10%
7Other religions and persuasions592,3651.13%
8Religion not stated67,9150.13%
 Total52,557,404 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Madhya Pradesh - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu16,180,07580.62%
2Muslim3,091,01215.40%
3Jain457,3292.28%
4Christian124,1570.62%
5Sikh96,2600.48%
6Buddhist83,6330.42%
7Other religions and persuasions7,2290.04%
8Religion not stated29,7100.15%
 Total20,069,405 

Source: Census 2011

Madhya Pradesh Population - Caste wise

Caste Population (%)
OBC* 42%
Dalits (SCs) 15.62%
Tribals (STs) 21.9%
General caste 20%

*Govt has not enumerated caste-wise population other than SCs and STs in Census 2011. So OBC Percentage is not accurate & based on various estimate

Caste Percentage in Madhya Pradesh

Caste Group Percentage
Bhil 10%
Rajput  7-8%
Jatav/Satnami 7%
Brahmin  5-6%
Gond  6%
Bania 3-4%
Yadav 3%
Kachhi 3%
Kurmi 3%
Lodha 2%
Teli 2%
Balai 1.90%
Kol 1.65%
Gujar 1.61%
Nai 1.5%
Kumhar 1.5%
Dhimar 1.4%
Mahar  1%
Gadaria 1%
Lohar 1%
Kunbi 1%
Kirar 1%
Mali 1%
Korku 1%
Badhai 1%
Koli 1%

*200+ other subgroups below 1%

Source: Joshua Project and various news articles

Please note that the Caste percentage and percentage provided above is for general information only. It should not be considered reliable as it is based on non-governmental studies and news reports, and may not be accurate or up-to-date.

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