New Delhi: The proportion of Hindu population to total population in 2011 has declined by 0.7 percentage point (PP) while the proportion of Muslims grew by 0.8 %, according to the official data released today by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner. .
As per the report ‘Population by Religious Communities of Census 2011', the proportion of Sikh population has declined by 0.2 PP and the Buddhist population has declined by 0.1 percent point during the decade 2001-2011
There has been no significant change in the proportion of Christians and Jains.
“The growth rate of population in the decade 2001-2011 was 17.7 %. The growth rate of population of the different religious communities in the same period was as Hindus: 16.8%; Muslim: 24.6%; Christian: 15.5%; Sikh: 8.4%; Buddhist: 6.1% and Jain: 5.4%.” says the report.
Total Population in 2011 is 121.09 crores; Hindu 96.63 crores (79.8%); Muslim 17.22 crores (14.2%); Christian 2.78 crores (2.3%); Sikh 2.08 crores (1.7%); Buddhist 0.84 crores (0.7%); Jain 0.45 crores (0.4%), Other Religions & Persuasions (ORP) 0.79 crores (0.7%) and Religion Not Stated 0.29 crores (0.2%).