Punjab population by religion 2021

Punjab Population by Religion 2021

Punjab is the 16th most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 2.77 Crore population, around 1.6 crores (57.69%) have returned themselves as followers of Sikhism religion, 1.06 crores (38.49%) as Hindu or the followers of Hinduism, 5.35 Lakhs (1.93%) as Muslim and 3.48 lakhs (1.26%) as Christians. In addition 0.32% Stated as no religion & 0.32% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Punjab by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Sikh16,004,754
2Hindu10,678,138
3Muslim535,489
4Christian348,230
5Jain45,040
6Buddhist33,237
7Other religions and persuasions10,886
8Religion not stated87,564
 Total27,743,338

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Punjab by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage %
1Sikh57.69%
2Hindu38.49%
3Muslim1.93%
4Christian1.26%
5Jain0.16%
6Buddhist0.12%
7Other religions and persuasions0.04%
8Religion not stated0.32%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Punjab - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Sikh12,348,45571.20%
2Hindu4,396,06625.35%
3Muslim278,8251.61%
4Christian242,9771.40%
5Buddhist23,5770.14%
6Jain4,3660.03%
7Other religions and persuasions6,6460.04%
8Religion not stated43,2800.25%
 Total17,344,192 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Punjab - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban Pop. 2011Percentage %
1Hindu6,282,07260.41%
2Sikh3,656,29935.16%
3Muslim256,6642.47%
4Christian105,2531.01%
5Jain40,6740.39%
6Buddhist9,6600.09%
7Other religions and persuasions4,2400.04%
8Religion not stated44,2840.43%
 Total10,399,146 

Source: Census 2011

Punjab Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*15%
Dalits (SCs)31.94%
Tribals (STs)0%
General49%
Others4%
  

*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.