TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Union

35307913

1183005

34124908

30520175

1077563

353022

41178

205942

1290885

17639

391578

174401

52525

Kachin 46548423746263364574656685676913681744711481389
Kayah 141028307051816868504172618414-210413683
Karen 2122825155996541423784289166328808283487176185518300
Chin 7454631581452606036511211272122100121811734015510607
Burmese 23532433232197551970422248209520602496344030301129886908
Mon 8268018199533186314437726342238727158
Rakhine 1536725151004965646019221222345263218799262
Shan 28904372619283851873425746811365428142143272691195
Other indigenous 332275182142853165961821760935852966107
Mixed foreign & Burmese 456445201499415145815305862272275960321748823812
Chinese 233470191699377572218773928976831272432068
Indian 42842811621627091365211831591137094332039121435455206
Pakistani 4214013453210029263764318651567532
Bangladeshi 5679852187241091985625651136118651061
Nepalese 735115542018667266111771217410205
Other foreign 285065026153611856721747105167932
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Chin State

368949

-

368949

39752

160063

36962

7622

63446

222

2

52573

127

8180

Kachin 15372-2----1
Kayah 5211-1-----
Karen 6119152212--1-1
Chin 3491092130515985136834748563242425220998168
Burmese 29152734862952825-62-
Mon 13121--------
Rakhine 1616315414384412915816-354-10
Shan 62458513-----
Other indigenous 2-1---1----
Mixed foreign & Burmese 1136718181-3-33-
Chinese 262141-------
Indian 11858185-10---27-
Pakistani 11-----11----
Bangladeshi 224541---162--7-
Nepalese 1111814------79-
Other foreign 1--1-------
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Irrawaddy Division

4994061

-

4994061

4635303

217195

53964

4173

3183

58530

2607

5845

5275

7986

Kachin 668211325931126----2
Kayah 2441194370-31---8
Karen 10201107426582110234763939262847855325234175879
Chin 758048451391119417893-18-23
Burmese 3784541376781030691786159561035227735548629
Mon 36613388731631514-5-12
Rakhine 5447753896835132411-6322
Shan 246522451205911612-6-6
Other indigenous 1088852--3---10
Mixed foreign & Burmese 7531239889781654303331551140741411515
Chinese 127241249947841-16-191147
Indian 23439727822221241710177605281604603646
Pakistani 3557139327-43060124-10595
Bangladeshi 503415013--448423916888
Nepalese 86702--1---94
Other foreign 55187157-8----
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Kachin State

904794

85020

819774

473939

178355

49758

5260

65055

12628

202

23649

9430

1498

Kachin 31219543471714594592750436432814111973681205
Kayah 16871177424-----
Karen 2019801968148334819-1-1
Chin 57699482896155627180151139-7
Burmese 240159232572100880846117545735232370
Mon 268251102-23----
Rakhine 182114964714-9238141-2
Shan 1982661955787346455960414-749126
Other indigenous 4054112913-221----1
Mixed foreign & Burmese 1232579406073393443305357999063
Chinese 182001453041663520187232889-67
Indian 11007532620142271730524371311
Pakistani 108438----98918-1227
Bangladeshi 46976----3621-1911
Nepalese 155869895432691519-855647
Other foreign 332911-11----
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Karen State

1055359

422397

632962

529891

29859

19883

8474

1027

32376

474

1526

4800

4652

Kachin 41420716536-3--3--
Kayah 8977149154756701426-----185
Karen 361544306356275931355969499908908106434132
Chin 41422515518394----
Burmese 895878677222183621223673023116
Mon 11213711138020112644-86-3
Rakhine 163816001354-15---1
Shan 18834179446914925073274111
Other indigenous 485----1---42
Mixed foreign & Burmese 172282210545317514644154-6427
Chinese 50048432--10---1
Indian 994123218440-323027276466752
Pakistani 10335----871151-6-
Bangladeshi 104787411111011556-49180
Nepalese 181158912----92
Other foreign 811---6----
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Kayah State

168429

8768

159661

73803

22462

40192

493

222

1855

72

19940

158

464

Kachin 593146131731167-219--
Kayah 89287162931427738610181325-196201331
Karen 10272159371669154495322-40-34
Chin 573863898036--8-1
Burmese 279752668417417412586436-125
Mon 6686401810-------
Rakhine 435388125--29-1--
Shan 265152592219717163158452-2
Other indigenous 301875-------
Mixed foreign & Burmese 947556776126232--49
Chinese 335296333--2---1
Indian 3591251471-12421-1228
Pakistani 25917----223---19
Bangladeshi 1812----15311-114
Nepalese 1219103794-129--139-
Other foreign 13-141-7----
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Magwe Division

3243166

-

3243166

3208974

7705

3167

230

523

9839

334

9968

1518

908

Kachin 661298246725332-131
Kayah 4142291316811--2--
Karen 2008104872817130222-4-3
Chin 8005761065625322601603957-9840-77
Burmese 31358263132150372168174622396010333638
Mon 26624497-2--1-3
Rakhine 2198213351--58--1-
Shan 137712804024381415-2
Other indigenous 2519--------6
Mixed foreign & Burmese 103655595218147430820338657
Chinese 25202477811--4-8-12
Indian 592122528183211936591139188
Pakistani 105630-8--10123-12
Bangladeshi 28330---22338-28
Nepalese 10794221-1--16
Other foreign 8230-117623---5
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Mandalay Division

4577762

-

4577762

4392497

19644

10122

1881

2313

134556

1558

2025

11207

1959

Kachin 2153871151090343172177228315421310
Kayah 4361543323126--1-9
Karen 147208355320219075676192919130
Chin 6585262429855654030316-27520
Burmese 4359854426280715254568365355871018681988431224
Mon 10711036181-210---4
Rakhine 514149341612-31657112
Shan 51755509114041262231191423340
Other indigenous 338061744-----27478
Mixed foreign & Burmese 432131403920643774692747036971227251
Chinese 13145122312113021453851150170
Indian 2240864719817145577899815134706135
Pakistani 265469--4-249144-1036
Bangladeshi 8025174-5--7636110-7525
Nepalese 2367520938281152711--256491
Other foreign 1622211805425--114
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Mon State

1680157

-

1680157

1549285

6872

1584

202

160

99366

1338

1055

19519

776

Kachin 43015722833-62-211
Kayah 734700198-23---2
Karen 26399025934434194436768294213111211
Chin 1578672793628229-7-5
Burmese 62448960378956628128201867016042824109
Mon 642185638966153846232112281721726103
Rakhine 40943875191-11905--3
Shan 105141033447513117-1-6
Other indigenous 104191---84----
Mixed foreign & Burmese 471271234895154191332737358271237139
Chinese 25472489152-111-24-5
Indian 52022163041285203921696312960417190143
Pakistani 766647127-6922519-1662
Bangladeshi 2246089-31-22127148-4943
Nepalese 172146-2-15--153
Other foreign 4563229-4---1
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Pegu Division

3799791

-

3799791

3581862

68004

12212

4966

3016

42031

2008

11199

66289

8204

Kachin 13275665749616342113322
Kayah 180621373157226413--229
Karen 18110793031601847197332520601049958015616
Chin 303892164138733083110243621221129
Burmese 33765763355033195475217418116739477289247730
Mon 1530815220282-121-10-26
Rakhine 967192323572835212-122
Shan 441814371027474262920-23124
Other indigenous 291111-----88
Mixed foreign & Burmese 33507169461831465291405783130392888
Chinese 1072910532482125326-10136
Indian 8968115189106254321726740320102165108739
Pakistani 26101081-9-2203252-1423
Bangladeshi 20981991-1-1761103-825
Nepalese 24121422--3--146
Other foreign 53117958-12-4881
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Rakhine State

2045559

-

2045559

1425093

4521

3094

193

72

583944

574

24113

3261

694

Kachin 1713863628--50-4
Kayah 193113--1---1
Karen 864514276521435----
Chin 6440435913383826721283517-21763137
Burmese 141781381410046591971-15
Mon 28026371-18----
Rakhine 1387450136844719824933916388107181562142
Shan 354301215-48-15--
Other indigenous 3741------32-
Mixed foreign & Burmese 939696310152-836219-1510
Chinese 724716-3--3-11-
Indian 4857437801151-41294239463274536
Pakistani 394125----266--3-
Bangladeshi 497208167412734961081936249459
Nepalese 4136-------5-
Other foreign 214659151-2128715-147-
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Rangoon Division

3965916

-

3965916

3614056

76050

24330

3706

4882

186906

5602

2399

37967

10018

Kachin 278671216432345899231646
Kayah 34115068112261-2--
Karen 191484120428573517598991165854824532192335
Chin 7428154946906721483334219110
Burmese 331456132448367391485110397655101513592146572434
Mon 25575243164955418286533413
Rakhine 443104016111820212137929163050
Shan 2042919219692145328223936-11
Other indigenous 5474044153-417--226
Mixed foreign & Burmese 13102957343105020472813256523618544016581195
Chinese 5248450864388309373327684916405
Indian 1424455067919627728101911413884814061516350783068
Pakistani 167495702661922150496051113293
Bangladeshi 1227362528062110451534182174
Nepalese 1902165521--8187-18013
Other foreign 1573545112366455634286-615
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Sagaing Division

3862172

37014

3825158

3586227

74614

23689

2951

57975

39776

499

33645

2117

3665

Kachin 66371000340184167637221328115
Kayah 9272108----1-1
Karen 22651271838899423-1-12
Chin 18493457526929915630209656712291330591382218
Burmese 3447823340946069269911273642901512721376758
Mon 35634016--------
Rakhine 1753171063-125-3-5
Shan 1543081539661512376833-20-40
Other indigenous 80118397-63648-81287
Mixed foreign & Burmese 132595049554420127322286581385
Chinese 451244333541112-5-21
Indian 431213369487381757482946121
Pakistani 26810----22412-121
Bangladeshi 147766-51-134624-530
Nepalese 234315692-11---74129
Other foreign 181033------2
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Shan State

3716841

626502

3090339

2592120

173404

69774

921

3613

34865

1169

200792

10469

3212

Kachin 1179378918741589606149198916092281115122
Kayah 384871254114072296411122-1413-137
Karen 1269566914600981211543611104-7
Chin 6279140839834625332311126-12
Burmese 34394133138918811143333288493656052137
Mon 155414385724-134----
Rakhine 631856026642--58917-11
Shan 2360541209702482413329603018273705127142097631024
Other indigenous 866236781140453-79-3343293
Mixed foreign & Burmese 39265235189374702739105863052877291215
Chinese 11110876315259014911828421613428049131395
Indian 110753570101418838497017581681106
Pakistani 249117111--209582-1347
Bangladeshi 220339713-1-160343-1442
Nepalese 275961940654188727-4802844
Other foreign 187543831-28--18-
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Tenasserim Division

917247

3304

913943

810781

38513

4177

73

432

53393

1172

2849

2249

304

Kachin 99275313231----
Kayah 18913-41----
Karen 59548178223678935585434125-917339
Chin 3341091931729--4--
Burmese 763595743999507505760165012211485179131
Mon 23430224348932-1219264-4
Rakhine 11671086-5--6410--2
Shan 7357184---9-1-3
Other indigenous 19049951---18094609234-16
Mixed foreign & Burmese 228561472642396275341082132256
Chinese 3766367815--4268-8
Indian 688415102713-1346511654166533
Pakistani 230816-1--222755-27
Bangladeshi 5572841-1-543047-72
Nepalese 251184-1--4--62-
Other foreign 433142841151-152193
TotalRestricted areas estimationTotal enumeratedBuddhistBaptistCatholicChurch of EnglandOther ChristiansSunni IslamShiite IslamAnimistHinduOthers

Burmese nationals abroad

7710

6592

302

114

33

23

598

28

-

15

5

Kachin 131821--1---
Kayah -----------
Karen 138348510612----
Chin 303147-6-----
Burmese 6413590615863161024314-12
Mon 292531-------
Rakhine 8975-1--13----
Shan 10186131--1----
Other indigenous -----------
Mixed foreign & Burmese 5033101523831329-12
Chinese 1501346523-----
Indian 24217-1--2074-13-
Pakistani -----------
Bangladeshi -----------
Nepalese -----------
Other foreign 21--------1

Source: The Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma 1983 population census [publications by each state/division]. Ministry of Home and Religious affairs, Immigration and Manpower Department, Rangoon, 1986-1987
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