2001 Census of Bangladesh

In 2001, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics conducted a national census in Bangladesh, ten years after the 1991 census. They recorded data from all of the districts, upazilas, and main cities in Bangladesh including statistical data on population size, households, sex and age distribution, marital status, economically active population, literacy and educational attainment, religion, number of children, etc. According to the adjusted 2001 census figures, Bangladesh's population stood at 129.3 million (an initial count put it at 124.4 million; an adjustment for the standard rate of undercounting then boosted the figure).[2] According to the census, Hindus were 9.2 per cent of the population, down from 10.5 per cent as of 1991.[3]

2001 Bangladesh census

23–27 January 2001 (2001-01-23 – 2001-01-27)

General information
CountryBangladesh
Results
Total population129.3 million

Religion in Bangladesh (2001 Census)[1]

  Islam (89.58%)
  Hinduism (9.34%)
  Buddhism (0.62%)
  Christianity (0.31%)
  Others (0.15%)

The census data were collected from January 23 to 27, 2001. The 2001 census was the first in Bangladesh to use optical mark recognition (OMR) technology.[4]

Bangladesh have a population of 124,355,263 as per 2001 census report. Majority of 111,397,444 reported that they were Muslims, 11,614,781 reported as Hindus, 771,002 as Buddhists, 385,501 as Christians and 186,532 as others.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (2011). "Population & Housing Census" (PDF). Bangladesh Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2015. p. xxiii: Population By Religion (%) Muslim 90.39 Hindu 8.54 Buddhist 0.60 Christian 0.37 Others 0.14
  2. ^ "Bangladesh's census: In search of a common denominator". The Economist. March 17, 2011.
  3. ^ ১০ বছরে ৯ লাখ হিন্দু কমেছে. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Md. Nowsherwa (2007). "Bangladesh Experience on the use of OMR/OCR Technology in Population Census 2001 and Economic Census 2001 & 2003" (PDF). Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2008.

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