Uttar Pradesh Population by Religion | Caste wise Population

Uttar Pradesh Population by Religion 2022

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.

Caste wise population in Uttar Pradesh

The list is based on people group estimates by Joshua Project and it’s only based on rough estimates. It’s not verified by any Government department as Govt has not enumerated caste-wise populations other than SCs and STs in Census 2011.

#Caste NamePercentageCaste Group
1Jatav11.26SC
2Yadav8.77OBC
3Brahmin8.62General
4Rajput 4.29General
5Pasi3.26SC
6Kurmi 3.02OBC
7Bania/ Vaishya2.76General
8Jat1.92OBC
9Kahar 1.92OBC
10Gadaria 1.66OBC
11Lodha 1.48OBC
12Kumhar 1.42OBC
13Teli 1.37OBC
14Kayastha1.25General
15Dhobi1.22SC
16Kori1.15SC
17Kachhi 1.11OBC
18Nai 1.10OBC
19Badhai 1.07OBC
20Murao/Maurya1.00OBC
21Bhoi 0.89OBC
22Lohar 0.88OBC
23Balmiki0.66SC
24Khatiks0.47SC
25Bania 0.43General

*100+ other subgroups/castes are present in UP  with a population of less than 1%

Source: Joshua Project