Demographics of Kerala Hindus
Hindus are the majority community in Kerala. As per the Census 2001, the total population of Kerala is 3,18,41,374. The Hindu population is 1,78,83,449(56.20%), Muslims 78,63,342(24.7%) and Christians 60,57,427(19%). The population of Hindus is the largest in Thiruvananthapuram district and the lowest in Wayanad district. Hindus constitute the majority in all districts except Malappuram, where the Muslims are the majority community. Muslims form the second largest community in Kasaragod, Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Palakkad and Kollam districts. Christians are placed second in Thrissur, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram districts.
The population of Hindus and Christians declined by 1.48 and 0.32 percentage points respectively and the population of Muslims increased by 1.70 percentage points in the State since the last Census in 1991. The sex ratio for children in the age group 0 to 6 years is 961 for Hindus, 960 for Muslims and 959 for Christians.
Communities such as Nampoothiries, Tamil Brahmins, Gowda Saraswatha Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Ambalavasi groups(Warriers, Marars, Nambiars, Nambissans, Ezhuthassans, Pisharadis etc.) and Nairs together constituting about 23 per cent of the population of Kerala belongs to forward class. Ezhavas/Thiyas, Viswakarmaja, Dheevaras etc together constituting about 23 per cent of the population belongs to backward class. There is 9.8% Scheduled Castes and 1.12% Scheduled Tribes.
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Source: Kerala Census Report - 2001 and First Report on Religion Data released by Census Commissioner of India.
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