Uttar Pradesh Population by Religion 2021

Uttar Pradesh Population by Religion 2021

Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state of India and has a diverse population of many religions & communities. At the census 2011, out of 19.98 Crore population, around 16 crores (79.73%) have returned themselves as followers of Hindu religion, 3.85 crores (19.26%) as Muslims or the followers of Islam, 6.44 Lakhs (0.32%) as Sikh, 3.56 lakhs (0.18%) as Christians, 2.13 lakhs (0.11%) are Jain and  2 Lakhs (0.10%) as Buddhists. In addition 0.29% Stated as no religion & 0.01% are other religions.

Source: Census 2011

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Religion in Uttar Pradesh by population

#ReligionPopulation 2011
1Hindu159,312,654
2Muslim38,483,967
3Sikh643,500
4Religion not stated582,622
5Christian356,448
6Jain213,267
7Buddhist206,285
8Other religions and persuasions13,598
 Total199,812,341

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Uttar Pradesh by Percentage

#ReligionPopulation %
1Hinduism79.73
2Islam19.26
3Sikhism0.32
4Christianity0.18
5Jainism0.11
6Buddhism0.1
7Other>0.01
8Not stated0.29

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Uttar Pradesh - Rural Population

#ReligionRural Pop.Percentage
1Hindu129,944,55083.66%
2Muslim24,156,05715.55%
3Christian185,1030.12%
4Sikh432,1350.28%
5Buddhist176,2270.11%
6Jain30,1440.02%
7Other religions and persuasions95170.01%
8Religion not stated383,5450.25%
 Total155317278 

Source: Census 2011

Religion in Uttar Pradesh - Urban Population

#ReligionUrban PopPercentage
1Hindu29,368,10466.00%
2Muslim14,327,91032.20%
3Christian171,3450.39%
4Sikh211,3650.48%
5Buddhist30,0580.07%
6Jain183,1230.41%
7Other religions and persuasions40810.01%
8Religion not stated1990770.45%
 Total44495063 

Source: Census 2011

Uttar Pradesh Population - Caste wise

CastePopulation (%)
OBC*40%
Dalits (SCs)20.80%
Tribals (STs)0.57%
Forward caste19%
Muslims19%
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.