1981 Census of India

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General information
CountryIndia
Results
Total population685,184,692 (25.04%)
Most populous ​regionUttar Pradesh (105,113,300)
Least populous ​regionSikkim (316,840)

The 1981 Census of India was the 12th in a series of censuses held in India every decade since 1872.[1] The population of India was counted as 685,184,692 people.[2]

Population by state

Population of Indian states and union territories in 1981
State/Union Territory Population
Andhra Pradesh 53,549,673
Assam[a] 19,896,843
Bihar 69,914,734
Gujarat 34,085,799
Haryana 12,922,618
Himachal Pradesh 4,280,818
Jammu and Kashmir 5,987,389
Karnataka 37,135,714
Kerala 25,453,680
Madhya Pradesh 52,178,844
Maharashtra 62,784,171
Manipur 1,420,953
Meghalaya 1,335,819
Nagaland 774,930
Orissa 26,370,271
Punjab 16,788,915
Rajasthan 34,261862
Sikkim 316,385
Tamil Nadu 48,408,077
Tripura 2,053,058
Uttar Pradesh 110,862,013
West Bengal 54,580,647
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT) 188,741
Arunachal Pradesh (UT) 631,839
Chandigarh (UT) 451,610
Dadra and Nagar Haveli (UT) 103,676
Delhi (NCT) 6,220,406
Goa, Daman and Diu (UT) 1,086,730
Lakshadweep (UT) 40,249
Mizoram (UT) 493,757
Pondicherry (UT) 604,471
  1. ^ projected figure for 1981

Religious demographics

Population trends for major religious groups in India (1981)[3]
Religious group Population % (1981)
Hindu 82.64%
Muslim 11.35%
Christian 2.43%
Sikh 1.97%
Buddhist 0.71%
Other religions & persuasions 0.42%
Religion not stated 0.01%

See also

References

  1. ^ Vijayanunni, M. (26–29 August 1998). "Planning for the 2001 Census of India based on the 1991 Census" (PDF). 18th Population Census Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association of National Census and Statistics Directors of America, Asia, and the Pacific. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  2. ^ V. S. Verma (18 April 1988). "Census of India 1981 - A Hand Book of Population Statistics" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 May 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  3. ^ V. S. Verma (4 July 1984). "Household Population by Religion of Head of Household, Series-1, Paper 3 of 1984, India". Retrieved 1 December 2021.