Gujarat - Demographics

Demographics

Main article: Gujarati people
Population Growth
Census Pop.
1951 16,263,000
1961 20,633,000 26.9%
1971 26,697,000 29.4%
1981 34,086,000 27.7%
1991 41,310,000 21.2%
2001 50,671,000 22.7%
2011 60,383,628 19.2%
Source:Census of India

The population of the Gujarat State was 60,383,628 as per the 2011 census data. The density of population is 308/km2 (797.6/sq mi), a lower density compared to other states of the country. As per the census of 2011, the state has a sex ratio of 918 girls for every 1000 boys, one of the lowest (ranked 24) among the 29 states in India.

About 89.1% of the population of Gujarat are Hindu. Muslims account for 9.1%, Jains 1.0%, Sikhs 0.1%, and Christians 0.01% of the population. Amongst Hindus, the deity of Krishna is famously worshiped in His form of Shrinathji throughout Gujarat.

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