Odisha population by religion 2021

Odisha Population by Religion 2021

Odisha is the tenth most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 4.19 Crore population, around 3.93 crores (93.63%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 91 lakhs (2.17%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam & 1.16 Crores (2.77%) as Christians In addition 0.18% Stated as no religion & 1.24% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Odisha by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu39,300,341
2Christian1,161,708
3Muslim911,670
4Sikh21,991
5Buddhist13,852
6Jain9,420
7Other religions and persuasions478,317
8Religion not stated76,919
 Total41,974,218

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Odisha by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage%
1Hindu93.63%
2Christian2.77%
3Muslim2.17%
4Sikh0.05%
5Buddhist0.03%
6Jain0.02%
7Other religions and persuasions1.14%
8Religion not stated0.18%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Odisha - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage%
1Hindu32,954,79694.24%
2Christian975,1012.79%
3Muslim501,0561.43%
4Buddhist11,7260.03%
5Sikh5,1020.01%
6Jain3,1540.01%
7Other religions and persuasions461,8541.32%
8Religion not stated57,7730.17%
 Total34,970,562 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Odisha - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban PopulationPercentage%
1Hindu6,345,54590.60%
2Muslim410,6145.86%
3Christian186,6072.66%
4Sikh16,8890.24%
5Buddhist2,1260.03%
6Jain6,2660.09%
7Other religions and persuasions16,4630.24%
8Religion not stated19,1460.27%
 Total7,003,656 

Source: Census 2011

Odisha Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*50%
Dalits (SCs)17.13%
Tribals (STs)22.85%
General caste6%
Muslims2.17%
Others2%

*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.