Punjab Population By Religion

The total Population of Punjab is 2.77 crore, according to the census of India 2011. This is 2.30% of the total population of India and Punjab is at 16th rank amongst all 29 states of India. On this page, you will find details about Population of Punjab Religion Wise. There is large proportion of Sikhs and Hindus in the state and both religious communities live with harmony with each other. There is rarely any incidence of communal violence or rioting in the state.
Punjab Population Religion Wise

The page is divided into following sections:
Punjab Population Religion Wise
Muslim Population in Punjab
Hindu Population in Punjab
Sikh Population in Punjab

Punjab Population Religion Wise

The government released the religion wise population of Punjab and other states in August 2015. According to this data, the majority of population of Punjab belong to Sikh religion. The percentage of Sikh population in Punjab is 57.69% of the total population of the state. The next major religion in Punjab is Hindu religion, which is followed by the 38.49% of the total population. The Sikh and Hindu community forms more than 96% of the total population of state. The total muslim population in Punjab is around 5.35 lakh and the ratio of muslims in the state is only 1.93%. The population of each religious community and their ratio in total popoulation of the state is given below:
Population of Punjab By Religion
Religion Total Persons Total Ratio Rural Urban
Sikh 16004754 57.69% 12348455 3656299
Hindu 10678138 38.49% 4396066 6282072
Muslim 535489 1.93% 278825 256664
Christian 348230 1.25% 242977 105253
Soon we will update this page with details of religion wise literacy rate, sex ratio, religion wise population in each district of Punjab etc.

Muslim Population in Punjab

The total muslim population in Punjab is 5,35,489 (5.35 Lakh or 535 Thousands) and the percentage of muslims in Punjab is 1.93%. The migrant labourers living in industrial city of Ludhiana forms a large proportion of the muslim population in the state. It is interesting to note that the muslims are in majority in the Malerkotla town, where this religious group constitue around 69% of the total population in the town. Razia Sultana, the current MLA of Malerkotla is a cabinet minister in Punjab government.

Hindu Population in Punjab

The total hindu population in Punjab is 1,06,78,138 (1.07 Crore or 10.67 Millions) and the percentage of Hindus in Punjab is 38.49%. Although Hinduism is not a majority religion in Punjab, but Hindus are in majority in most of the cities and towns of the state. The districts adjoining Himachal Pradesh like Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Nawan Shahr are dominated by Hindus.

Sikh Population in Punjab

The sikh population in Punjab is 1,60,04,754 (1.60 Crore or 16 Millions) and this is 57.69% of the total population of the state. Sikhism is the majority religion in Punjab and this is the only state in India having majority of population belonging to Sikh community. At national level, Sikh population is 20833116 (2.08 Crore) which forms 1.7% of the total population of India. For more details, you can check the related article on Population of Sikhs in India. You are reading this article on punjab data dot com.