Maharashtra Population by Religion 2021

Mahrashtra Population by Religion 2021

Maharashtra is the second most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 11.24 Crore population, around 9 crores (79.83%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion; 1.30 crores (11.54%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam; 65.31 Lakhs (5.81%) as Buddhist; 14 lakhs (1.25%) as  Jain; 10.80 lakhs (0.96%) are Christians; and  2.24 Lakhs (0.20%) as Sikh. In addition 0.25% Stated as no religion & 0.16% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Maharashtra by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu89,703,057
2Muslim12,971,152
3Buddhist6,531,200
4Jain1,400,349
5Christian1,080,073
6Sikh223,247
7Other religions and persuasions178,965
8Religion not stated286,290
 Total112,374,333

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Maharashtra by Percentage

#ReligionPopulation %
1Hindu79.83%
2Muslim11.54%
3Buddhist5.81%
4Jain1.25%
5Christian0.96%
6Sikh0.20%
7Other religions and persuasions0.16%
8Religion not stated0.25%
   

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Maharashtra - Rural Population

#Religion  Rural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu53,986,02887.70%
2Muslim3,496,8075.68%
3Buddhist3,412,0785.54%
4Jain269,9590.44%
5Religion not stated156,1330.25%
6Christian114,9720.19%
7Other religions and persuasions93,6470.15%
8Sikh26,4500.04%
 Total61,556,074 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Maharashtra - Urban Population

#Religion  Urban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu35,717,02970.28%
2Muslim9,474,34518.64%
3Buddhist3,119,1226.14%
4Jain1,130,3902.22%
5Christian965,1011.90%
6Sikh196,7970.39%
7Religion not stated130,1570.26%
8Other religions and persuasions85,3180.17%
 Total50,818,259 

Source: Census 2011

Maharashtra Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*34%
Dalits (SCs)11.81%
Tribals (STs)9.35%
General caste32.4%
Muslims11.54%
Others0.90%

*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.