44 In 2010, Hindus were the largest religious group in the Asia-Pacific region. It is predicted that by the year 2050, the UK, Gibraltar, Denmark, Norway, and the Netherlands will be the countries with the highest number of Hindus in Europe. The number of Hindus around the world is projected to rise to nearly 1.4 billion in 2050. he Hindu Ratha Yatra procession in Vlaardingen, The Netherlands. By 2050, Hindus will be third, making up 14.9 per cent of the world’s total population, followed by people who do not affiliate with any religion, accounting for 13.2 per cent, the report said. This increase will roughly keep pace with overall population growth. All across the world there are approximately 1 billion plus Hindus and it is today the third biggest religion in the world. Hindus will become the world's third largest population by 2050, while India will overtake Indonesia as the country with the largest Muslim population, according to a new study. Hinduism is today one of the largest world religions, alongside Islam and Christianity. As a result, Hindus will remain fairly stable as a share of the world’s population over the next four decades, at about 15% in both 2010 and 2050. As a result, Hindus will remain fairly stable as a share of the world’s population over the next four decades, at about 15% in both 2010 and 2050. By 2050, Hindus will be third, making up 14.9 per cent of the world's total population, followed by people who do not affiliate with any religion, accounting for 13.2 per cent, the report said. The largest share of the world’s Hindus lived in the Asia-Pacific region (notably India) as of 2010 and will continue to live in this region in the decades ahead. Image credit: Sandor Gora/Shutterstock Future Trends. “India will retain a Hindu majority but also will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia,” it said. The number of Hindus in the world is expected to grow by 400 million people between 2010 and 2050, but is projected to remain about the same share of the world’s population in the decades ahead. India has the largest Hindu population in the world, followed by Nepal 21 million, Bangladesh 13 million and Pakistan 4 million. 43 India and Nepal were the only countries in which a majority of the population was Hindu in 2010, and they are expected to be the only Hindu-majority countries in 2050.