Madhya Pradesh Population by religion 2021

Madhya Pradesh Population by Religion 2021

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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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 by Percentage

#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 - 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

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*50.09%
Dalits (SCs)15.62%
Tribals (STs)21.9%
General caste5%
Muslims6.57%
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 estimate