Education in Haryana - Demographics

Demographics

Religion in Haryana
Religion Percent
Hinduism 87.55%
Islam 6%
Sikhism 6%
Others 0.45%
Distribution of religions
See also: List of people from Haryana

Hindus are majority in Haryana and are about 88.23% of the population, Muslims 5.78% (mainly Meos), Sikhs 5.53%, Others 0.45%. In 2001 Hindus made up 18,655,925 of the population, Muslims 1,222,196, Sikhs 1,170,662, Jains 57,167, Christians 27,185, and Buddhists 7,140. Muslims are mainly in the Mewat district and Yamuna Nagar district, while Sikhs are mostly in the districts adjoining Punjab, Hisar, Sirsa, Jind, Fatehabad, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Ambala, Narnaul and Panchkula.Haryana has second largest Sikh population in India after the state of Punjab. Agriculture and related industries have been the backbone of the local economy. These days the state is seeing a massive influx of immigrants from across the nation, primarily from Bihar, Bengal, Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal.

Scheduled Castes form 19.3% of the population.

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