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Sikhs have worst male-female ratio; Christians best

PTI
Published Aug 27, 2015, 2:39 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 1:40 am IST
Percentage is similar in Muslims, which are second largest religious group in India
Sikh devotees eat at Langar Ghar at the Golden Temple in Amritsar (Photo: AFP)
 Sikh devotees eat at Langar Ghar at the Golden Temple in Amritsar (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: Sikhs have the worst sex ratio while the Christians have the best with women outnumbering males in the community, latest Census figures show.

According to Census 2011, Sikh community has a population of 2,08,33,116, of which 47.4 per cent are females while 52.55 per cent are males as compared to Christians where women constitute 50.5 per cent and males are 49.4 per cent of the total 2,78,19,588 persons belonging to the community.

 

Hindus, which have a population of 96,62,57,353, have 48.4 per cent women and 51.5 per cent men.

The percentage is similar in Muslims, which are second largest religious group in the country with 48.7 per cent women and 51.2 per cent men of the population of 17,22,45,156.

Buddhists, which have a population of 84,42,972, have 50.8 per cent males and 49.11 per cent females while Jains have a population of 44,51,753 with 51.1 per cent males and 48.8 per cent females.

The male female ratio among Sikhs has seen little change since 2001 Census figures which show that females were 47.1 per cent of the total 1.92 crore population as compared to 52.8 per cent males. 

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