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Punjab Caste/Religion Wise population, Punjab Caste wise demographics, Demographics of Punjab, Punjab Religion wise population, Punjab Population, Punjab Population and Census, Religion in Punjab, Punjab Basic Information, Sikh population in Punjab

Punjab Caste/Religion Wise population, Punjab Caste wise demographics, Demographics of Punjab, Punjab Religion wise population, Punjab Population, Punjab Population and Census, Religion in Punjab, Punjab Basic Information, Sikh population in Punjab, upper caste population in Punjab

Details about the population of Punjab based on India Census 2011. Punjab district wise population, population based on religion in Punjab. Get complete demographics about Punjab.

Religion Sikhism is most prominent with 57% practicing this relgion and then is Hinduism with 40% of the population following it.

According to the 2011 Census of India, Punjab, India has a population of around 27.7 million. Sikhism is the most practiced faith in Punjab, and roughly 58% of the population belongs to the Sikh faith. Around 38% of the population practices Hinduism. Other faiths include Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Jainism.


Religious population by district (2011)

Religious population by district (2011)
District Sikh Hindu Muslim Christian Jain Buddhist Other religions Religion not stated
Amritsar 1716935 690939 12502 54344 3152 876 1044 10864
Barnala 467751 112859 13100 622 246 108 481 360
Bathinda 984286 380569 16299 2474 1266 246 559 2826
Faridkot 469789 141363 3125 1227 1109 155 103 637
Fatehgarh Sahib 427521 152851 16808 1698 178 48 251 808
Firozpur 1090815 906408 6844 19358 1143 454 278 3774
Gurdaspur 1002874 1074332 27667 176587 580 405 812 15066
Hoshiarpur 538208 1000743 23089 14968 2034 3476 531 3576
Jalandhar 718363 1394329 30233 26016 4011 11385 805 8448
Kapurthala 453692 336124 10190 5445 553 6662 334 2168
Ludhiana 1863408 1502403 77713 16517 19620 2007 1254 15817
Mansa 598443 156539 10375 917 1577 123 493 1284
Moga 818921 158414 9388 3277 436 178 365 4767
Muktsar 638625 254920 4333 1681 744 240 433 920
Patiala 1059944 783306 40043 5683 1914 245 1410 3141
Rupnagar 361045 304481 14492 2094 653 118 143 1601
Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar 478908 476276 29488 5342 1257 257 239 2861
Sangrur 1077438 389410 179116 2406 3222 268 1038 2271
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar 192885 401368 6829 1479 695 5885 266 2903
Tarn Taran 1044903 60504 3855 6095 650 101 47 3472
Punjab (Total) 16004754 10678138 535489 348230 45040 33237 10886 87564

Religion Sikhism and Hinduism are the predominant faiths in Punjab, adhered by around 57% and 40% of the populace, respectively. Before the advent of Islam, and later birth of Sikhism, Hinduism was the main religion practised by the Punjabi people.

Religion in Punjab, India 2011
  Sikhism  57.70%
  Hinduism  38.50%
  Islam  1.90%
  Christianity  1.30%
  Other or not religious 0.60%

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Other religions such as Christianity (1.3%) are also followed, as well as Buddhism (0.12%) and Jainism (0.16%).

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