Muslim Population registers a growth in Telangana

Muslim Population registers a growth in Telangana

The growth rate of the Muslim population is increasing and the Hindu population is declining in the Telangana state. In a decade, the population of Muslims grew from 12.4 percent (38.53,213) of the population in Telangana in 2001 to 12.7 percent, representing a population of 44.64.699 in 2011 - an addition of 6.11 lakh. 

The Hindu population has declined from 85.94 percent in a total of 2.66.30.949 in 2001 to 85.1 per aircraft in total by 2.99.48.451 during the same period. The population has, however, recorded an increase in the absolute numbers. The population of Christians has also increased slightly in the state. 

According to the Telangana Social Development Report-2017, about half of the total population of Muslims in the state lives in the district of Hyderabad. Of the 44.65 lakh Muslims in Telangana, 17.13 lakh live in the Hyderabad district and constitute 43.5 percent of the entire Muslim population in the state.