State Wise Hindu Population in India [Largest Hindu Population States]

Hindu population in India is slowly rised in the last few decades. It is the home of most of Hindus worldwide. World’s most of Hindus lived in India according to 2010 figures. As per Pew Research, India will be home of world’s largest population of Hindu and Muslim both by 2050. According to this projected data, there will be 1.3 billion Hindus in India by 2050. On the other hand, there will be 311 million Muslims in 2050 which will surpass Indonesia’s Muslim population.

In this article, we have provided information about Hindu Population based on census 2011, projected population figure, growth rate comparison, and more.

Hindu Population
Hindu Population

Hindu Religion Census and Population 2011

State Total Population Hindu Population % of Total Significance
Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602 6,532,765 95.17 % Majority
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 343,709 322,857 93.93 % Majority
Orissa 41,974,218 39,300,341 93.63 % Majority
Chhattisgarh 25,545,198 23,819,789 93.25 % Majority
Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809 66,007,121 90.89 % Majority
Daman and Diu 243,247 220,150 90.50 % Majority
Gujarat 60,439,692 53,533,988 88.57 % Majority
Rajasthan 68,548,437 60,657,103 88.49 % Majority
Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777 74,824,149 88.46 % Majority
Tamil Nadu 72,147,030 63,188,168 87.58 % Majority
Haryana 25,351,462 22,171,128 87.46 % Majority
Puducherry 1,247,953 1,089,409 87.30 % Majority
Karnataka 61,095,297 51,317,472 84.00 % Majority
Tripura 3,673,917 3,063,903 83.40 % Majority
Uttarakhand 10,086,292 8,368,636 82.97 % Majority
Bihar 104,099,452 86,078,686 82.69 % Majority
Delhi 16,787,941 13,712,100 81.68 % Majority
Chandigarh 1,055,450 852,574 80.78 % Majority
Maharashtra 112,374,333 89,703,057 79.83 % Majority
Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341 159,312,654 79.73 % Majority
West Bengal 91,276,115 64,385,546 70.54 % Majority
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 380,581 264,296 69.45 % Majority
Jharkhand 32,988,134 22,376,051 67.83 % Majority
Goa 1,458,545 963,877 66.08 % Majority
Assam 31,205,576 19,180,759 61.47 % Majority
Sikkim 610,577 352,662 57.76 % Majority
Kerala 33,406,061 18,282,492 54.73 % Majority
Manipur 2,855,794 1,181,876 41.39 % Majority
Punjab 27,743,338 10,678,138 38.49 % Significant
Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727 401,876 29.04 % Significant
Jammu and Kashmir 12,541,302 3,566,674 28.44 % Significant
Meghalaya 2,966,889 342,078 11.53 % Minority
Nagaland 1,978,502 173,054 8.75 % Negligible
Lakshadweep 64,473 1,788 2.77 % Negligible
Mizoram 1,097,206 30,136 2.75 % Negligible

Hindu Population Growth

  • Year and Hindu Population
  • 1951 – 303.5 million
  • 1961 – 366.5 million
  • 1971 – 453.3 million
  • 1981 – 562.4 million
  • 1991 – 690.1 million
  • 2001 – 827.6 million
  • 2011 – 966.2 million

Growth Rate Comparison

The following figure is from 1951 through 2011 census, by the Government of India.

  • Year and Hindu Population Growth Rate
  • 1951 – 27.36
  • 1961 – 20.75
  • 1971 – 23.68
  • 1981 – 24.07
  • 1991 – 22.71
  • 2001 – 19.92
  • 2011 – 16.75

Highest Hindu Population in Different Countries

Hindus settled in different countries worldwide. They are residents of several different Muslim countries in Middle East. They have sizeable population in those countries including United Arab Emirates (490,000), Qatar (358,800), Saudi Arabia (303,611), Kuwait (300,667), Yemen (155,614), Oman (96,147 – 182,679), Iran (20,000), and Bahrain (7,000 – 144,286).

Besides Middle East countries, there is a sizeable Hindu population in these Muslim countries: Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

  • Nepal – 23,500,000
  • Bangladesh – 14,300,000
  • Indonesia – 4,400,000-10,000,000
  • Pakistan – 3,626,000
  • Sri Lanka – 2,671,000
  • United States – 2,300,000
  • Malaysia – 1,949,850
  • United Kingdom – 832,000
  • Mauritius – 600,423 – 625,441
  • South Africa – 550,000
  • Canada – 497,965
  • United Arab Emirates – 490,000
  • Australia – 440,300
  • Qatar – 358,800

Article first published on March 9, 2020.

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