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Main article: Sikh diaspora
The Sikh diaspora and population centers as of 2004.[1]

Sikhism can be found predominantly in the Punjab region of India but Sikh communities exist on every inhabited continent, with the largest emigrant population being Indian Britons in the United Kingdom. There are approximately 23.8 million Sikhs in the world.

Methodology[edit]

The figures on this list are either based on each of the country's respective censuses or are calculated by specific organisations. Some of these figures are rounded off. In case of conflicting estimates, both the lowest and highest estimates are included.

Countries[edit]

Sikhs and Sikhism by country
Region Country No. of Sikhs Sikh %  % of all Sikhs
Middle East Afghanistan 3,000 <0.00001% <0.00001%
Oceania Australia 72,296[2] 0.12% 0.3%
Central Europe Austria 2,794[3] 0.03% 0.01%
Western Europe Belgium 10,000 0.09% 0.04%
North America Canada 478,415[4] 1.4% 2.01%
East Asia People's Republic of China 7,500 <0.01% 0.03%
Northern Europe Denmark 700 0.01% <0.01%
Oceania Fiji 4,676[5] 0.55% 0.02%
Western Europe France 10,000 0.02% 0.04%
Central Europe Germany 12,000–40,000[6] 0.03% 0.11%
Southern Europe Greece 20,000[7] 0.11% 0.09%
Western Europe Iceland 100 0.03% <0.01%
South Asia India 21,500,000[8] 2.00% 90.2%
South Asia Iran 6,000 0.01% 0.03%
Western Europe Ireland 1,200[9] 0.03% <0.01%
Southern Europe Italy 70,000[10] 0.11% 0.29%
East Asia Japan 2,000 <0.01% <0.01%
Central Asia Kazakhstan 800 <0.01% <0.01%
East Africa Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania 50,000-100,000[11] 0.64% 0.21%-0.42%
Middle East Kuwait 20,000[12] 0.64% 0.09%
Middle East Lebanon 3,000 0.07% 0.01%
Southern Africa Malawi 3,000 0.02% 0.01%
Southeast Asia Malaysia 100,000[13] 0.37 % 0.42%
Southern Africa Mauritius 37,700 0.3% 0.16%
North America Mexico 8,000 <0.01% 0.03%
South Asia Nepal 5,890[14] 0.02% 0.02%
Western Europe Netherlands 12,000 0.07% 0.05%
Oceania New Zealand 9,507[15] 0.22% 0.04%
West Africa Niger 3,000 0.02% 0.01%
Northern Europe Norway 5,000 <0.01% 0.02%
Western Europe Gibraltar 2 <0.01% <0.01%
Western Europe United Kingdom 423,158 2011 census 0.8% 1.4%
North America United States 250,000[16] 0.08% 1.05%
Southern Africa Zambia 3,000 0.03% 0.01%
Total 23,778,79623,807,296

By region[edit]

These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, refers to the percentage of Sikhs in a region (Sikhs in the region * 100/total population of the region). The last column shows the Sikh percentage compared to the total Sikh population of the world (Sikhs in the region * 100/total Sikh population of the world).

Sikhism in Africa
Region Total Population Sikhs  % of Sikhs  % of Sikh total
Central Africa 83,121,055 14,000 0.017% 0.059%
East Africa 193,741,900 50,000-100,000 0.0005% 0.2%
North Africa 202,151,323 0 0% 0%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 47,700 0.035% 0.2%
West Africa 268,997,245 3,000 0.0011% 0.013%
Total 885,103,542 64,700 0.0531% 0.272%
Sikhism in Asia
Region Total Population Sikhs  % of Sikhs  % of Sikh total
Central Asia 92,019,166 800 0.0009% 0.0034%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 11,500 0.0008% 0.05%
Middle East 274,775,527 29,000 0.011% 0.122%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 21,533,890 1.5% 90.5%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 276,600 0.05% 1.162%
Total 3,903,418,706 21,851,190 1.5627% 91.8374%
Sikhism in Europe
Region Total Population Sikhs  % of Sikhs  % of Sikh total
Central Europe 74,510,241 15,294-43,294 0.021%-0.06% 0.064%-0.2%
Eastern Europe 212,821,296 5,000 0.00235% 0.021%
Western Europe 375,832,557 1,024,300 0.272% 3.37%
Scandinavia 25,310,130 6,700 - 7,200 0.03% 0.03%
Total 728,571,703 1,099,294 - 1,127,794 0.26635% - 0.30535% 3.485% - 3.621%
Sikhism in The Americas
Region Total Population Sikhs  % of Sikhs  % of Sikh total
Caribbean 24,898,266 0 0% 0%
Central America 41,135,205 0 0% 0%
North America 446,088,748 1,028,415 0.23054% 3.88%
South America 371,075,531 0 0% 0%
Total 883,197,750 1,028,415 0.1164% 3.88%
Sikhism in Oceania
Region Total Population Sikhs  % of Sikhs  % of Sikh total
Oceania 30,564,520 40,612 0.133% 0.171%

See also[edit]

General:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson and Barrett (2004) used in map construction. Research Paper: Quantifying alternate futures of religion and religions by Todd M. Johnson and David B. Barrett (2004). Refer to Table 1. Global adherents of the world's 18 major distinct religions, AD 1900–2025. Published by Elsevier Ltd, Available online 15 July 2004 [1]
  2. ^ http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/116021309?opendocument&navpos=220
  3. ^ UN census data
  4. ^ Population by religion - Canada 2001 census
  5. ^ UN figures for Fiji 1986
  6. ^ The Sikh population in Germany is disputed, and an average of 26,000 is used in the calculation.
  7. ^ A gurdwara in Kranidi by Athens News and 6 others including in Tavros, Athens, Oropos, Inofita, Thiva, Kriti and etc.
  8. ^ Indian Census
  9. ^ Sikh Population of Ireland from The Times
  10. ^ 2004 Sikh Population of Italy
  11. ^ [Johnson, Todd; David B. Barrett (2004-09-02). "Quantifying Alternate Futures of Religion and Religions". Futures 36 (9): 947–960. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2004.02.009. http://www.sciencedirect.com. Retrieved 2008-04-04.]
  12. ^ Sikh Population of Kuwait
  13. ^ Overseas Indian: Connecting India with its Diaspora
  14. ^ Sikh Population of Nepal
  15. ^ New Zealand 2006 census
  16. ^ [2] Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America: A Short History, p. 120

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