All About India

Religions of India

Posted on: November 10, 2009

 

Religion   Population   Percent  
All religions 1,028,610,328 100.00%
Hindus 827,578,868 80.5%
Muslims 138,188,240 13.4%
Christians 24,080,016 2.3%
Sikhs 19,215,730 1.9%
Buddhists 7,955,207 0.8%
Jains 4,225,053 0.4%
Others 6,639,626 0.6%
Religion not stated 727,588 0.1%

Characteristics of religious groups

Religious
group  
Population
%  
Growth
(1991–2001)  
Sex ratio
(total)  
Literacy
(%)  
Work participation
(%)  
Sex ratio
(rural)  
Sex ratio
(urban)  
Sex ratio
(child)ε[›]  
Hindu 80.46% 20.3% 931 65.1% 40.4% 944 894 925
Muslim 13.43% 36.0% 936 59.1% 31.3% 953 907 950
Christian 2.34% 22.6% 1009 80.3% 39.7% 1001 1026 964
Sikh 1.87% 18.2% 893 69.4% 37.7% 895 886 786
Buddhist 0.77% 18.2% 953 72.7% 40.6% 958 944 942
Jain 0.41% 26.0% 940 94.1% 32.9% 937 941 870
Animist, others 0.65% 103.1% 992 47.0% 48.4% 995 966 976
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