Report:Hindus 79.8%, Muslims 14.2% of population in India

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government on Tuesday released the religious census data of 2011.
According to the Current data, while Hindus constitute 79.8 per cent of the population, Muslims constitute 14.2 per cent. The proportion of Hindu population to total population of 121.09 crore in 2011 has declined by 0.7 percentage point (PP); the proportion of Sikh population has declined by 0.2 PP and the Buddhist population has declined by 0.1 PP during the decade 2001-2011. The proportion of Muslim population to total population has increased by 0.8 PP. There has been no significant change in the proportion of Christians and Jains.
While decadal growth rates are declining among all religious communities, the decline has been faster among Muslims than among Hindus, as has been the case for the past three decades. Fertility rates are also reducing faster among Muslims than among Hindus, along expected demographic lines.
The data is released by sex and residence up to sub-districts and towns. Total Population in 2011 was 121.09 crore.

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