All About India

Religious Population of India

Posted on: December 19, 2009

Composition Hindus Muslims Christians Sikhs Buddhists Jains Others
% total of population 2005 80.5 13.4% 2.3% 1.9% 0.8% 0.4% 0.6%
10-Yr Growth % (est ’91–’01 20.3 29.4% 22.6% 18.2% 24.5% 26.0% 103.1%
Sex ratio† (avg. 944) 935 940 1009 895 955 940 1000
Literacy rate (avg. 79.9) 75.5 60 90.3 70.4 73 95.0 50.0
Work Participation Rate 40.4 31.3 39.7 37.7 40.6 32.9 48.4
Rural sex ratio 944 953 1001 895 958 937 995
Urban sex ratio 922 907 1026 886 944 941 966
Child sex ratio (0–6 yrs) 925 950 964 786 942 870 976
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