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RGI releases Census 2011 data on Households by religion, Sex of head of household and household size

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Registrar General and Census Commissioner released the Census Data 2011 on Households by religion, sex of head of household and household size depicts the percentage of households to total households in main six religious communities.

Table reveals the Total No. of household & % of Total Households

Religious Communities Total no. of households

(in million)

Percentage to Total households
1 2 3
Total Households 248.8 100.0
Hindu 202.4 81.3
Muslim 31.2 12.5
Christian 6.3 2.5
Sikh 4.1 1.7
Buddhist 1.9 0.7
Jain 0.9 0.4

The Data not to be tallied to cent percent whereas ‘Region not stated’ and ‘Others’ are not added

The Highest & Lowest % of female headedRGI

  1. 17.4% in Christian Community
  2. 15.9% in Buddhist Community

The Lowest % of Female headed – 11.5% in Jain Community

Graph depicts the Average Household Size in 2011.

Green Depicts Men Headed and Pink depicts the Women Headed

Observation from the Graph:

Average households size is higher in male headed households as compared to female headed households in all the religious communities

Sex wise variation is highest among Hindu community

  • Male headed Household – size 4.9
  • Female headed Household – size 3.8

Sex wise Variation is lowest among Sikh community

  • Male headed Household size – 5.1
  • Female headed House Hold size 4.6