Tamil Nadu Population by religion 2021

Tamil Nadu Population by Religion 2021

Tamil Nadu is the most populous southern state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 7.21 Crore population, around 6.31 crores (87.58%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 44 lakhs (6.12%) as Christians, 42 Lakhs (5.86%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, and  0.17% as followers of other religions. In addition, 0.26% Stated no religion.

Source: Census 2011

also, read Population of  Tamil Nadu 2021

Religion in Tamil Nadu by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu63,188,168
2Christian4,418,331
3Muslim4,229,479
4Jain89,265
5Sikh14,601
6Buddhist11,186
7Other religions and persuasions7,414
8Religion not stated188,586
 Total72,147,030

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Tamil Nadu by Percentage

#ReligionPercentage %
1Hindu87.58%
2Christian6.12%
3Muslim5.86%
4Jain0.12%
5Sikh0.02%
6Buddhist0.02%
7Other religions and persuasions0.01%
8Religion not stated0.26%

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Tamil Nadu - Rural Population

#ReligionRural PopulationPercentage %
1Hindu34,548,26292.80%
2Christian1,598,6164.29%
3Muslim993,8222.67%
4Jain10,0840.03%
5Sikh4,1490.01%
6Buddhist3,2850.01%
7Other religions and persuasions2,5870.01%
8Religion not stated68,7850.18%
 Total37,229,590 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Tamil Nadu - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban PopulationPercentage %
1Hindu28,639,90682.02%
2Muslim3,235,6579.27%
3Christian2,819,7158.08%
4Jain79,1810.23%
5Sikh10,4520.03%
6Buddhist7,9010.02%
7Other religions and persuasions4,8270.01%
8Religion not stated119,8010.34%
 Total34,917,440 

Source: Census 2011

Tamil Nadu Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*71%
Dalits (SCs)20%
Tribals (STs)1.10%
General caste4 %
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.