Meghalaya Population by Religion 2021

Meghalaya Population by Religion 2021

Meghalaya is the third most populous north east state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 30 Lakhs population, around 22 lakhs (74.59%) have returned themselves as followers of Christianity religion, 3.42 Lakhs (11.53%) as Hindus, 2.58 Lakhs (8.71%) as Tribal Religion and 1.30 lakhs (4.40%) as Muslims. In addition 0.32% Stated as no religion & 0.77% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Meghalaya by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Christian2213027
2Hindu342078
3Tribal & Other religions258271
4Muslim130399
5Buddhist9864
6Sikh3045
7Jain627
8Religion not stated9578
 Total2966889

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Meghalaya by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage%
1Christian74.59%
2Hindu11.53%
3Tribal & Other religions8.71%
4Muslim4.40%
5Buddhist0.33%
6Sikh0.10%
7Jain0.02%
8Religion not stated0.32%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Meghalaya - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Christian181741976.64%
2Tribal religions 2326599.81%
3Hindu1902588.02%
4Muslim1150414.85%
5Buddhist65470.28%
6Sikh6130.03%
7Jain2730.01%
8Religion not stated86290.36%
 Total2371439 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Meghalaya - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Christian39560866.44%
2Hindu15182025.50%
3Tribal religions 256124.30%
4Muslim153582.58%
5Buddhist33170.56%
6Sikh24320.41%
7Jain3540.06%
8Religion not stated9490.16%
 Total595450 

Source: Census 2011

Meghalaya Population - Caste wise

Caste Population (%)
OBC*
Dalits (SCs) 0.58%
Tribals (STs) 86.15%
General caste 13%

*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.