In 1961 the population was 590,000. In 2001 it increased around 1.34 million. Goa’s population increased hugely since independence. The most of the population of Goa raised up because of the extremely poor workers who came to Goa for the employment in which most of them were laberers. Visitors from Nepal, Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala and even from Rajasthan come to Goa to sell goods, handicrafts and fruits to tourists on the beaches.
Goa has a mixed population. In which 30% are Christian, Almost 65% of Goans are Hindus. 5% of population is Muslim, 1% belongs to another religion and in minorities are the Dhangars, Velips and Kunbis who servive in forested area of the east and southeast of Goa. Scheduled cast and Scheduled Tribes are 2% and 0.03% respectively of Goa’s population.