Sri Lanka Population

Population now

21,817,039
Male:10,463,515(47.95 %)
Female:11,354,275(52.05 %)
Births in 2020:82,506
Deaths in 2020:37,060

Life expectancy & Rates (2020)

Male:73.78 years
Female:80.40 years
Total:77.14 years
Median Age:32.95 years
Birth Rate:15.25
Death Rate:6.85
Growth Rate:1.23 %
Fertility Rate:2.17

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Sri Lanka Population History

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
196010M5M5M1.12.14%37.1011.835.5459.3757.3462.2418.1416.43%150.50
196110M5M5M1.12.22%36.4411.325.4259.7757.7162.6418.0116.59%154.12
196210M5M5M1.092.30%35.7610.845.3060.1858.1163.0117.9716.75%157.78
196311M6M5M1.092.38%35.1110.405.1860.6158.5563.3817.9816.92%161.52
196411M6M5M1.082.46%34.509.975.0761.0859.0563.7618.0217.01%165.37
196511M6M5M1.082.55%33.939.564.9661.5859.6164.1618.0617.11%169.35
196611M6M5M1.072.64%33.359.174.8562.1060.2064.5718.1617.21%173.46
196712M6M6M1.072.72%32.738.794.7362.6360.7965.0018.2517.30%177.68
196812M6M6M1.072.79%32.058.454.6163.1461.3665.4118.3417.40%181.95
196912M6M6M1.062.85%31.338.134.4863.6361.9065.8318.4717.50%186.18
197012M6M6M1.062.90%30.607.844.3464.1062.4066.2318.6317.60%190.30
197113M7M6M1.062.94%29.927.594.2164.5362.8666.6118.7517.70%194.30
197213M7M6M1.062.97%29.327.384.0864.9363.3066.9718.9117.80%198.17
197313M7M6M1.053.01%28.837.193.9765.3263.7167.3119.1117.90%201.98
197414M7M7M1.053.04%28.457.043.8765.6964.1067.6419.3418.00%205.79
197514M7M7M1.053.08%28.176.913.7866.0764.4867.9919.5718.10%209.65
197614M7M7M1.053.12%27.976.793.7166.4664.8668.3719.8318.20%213.58
197714M7M7M1.043.17%27.796.673.6366.8765.2568.8020.0518.30%217.55
197815M7M7M1.043.22%27.596.543.5667.3165.6369.2920.2518.40%221.52
197915M8M7M1.043.26%27.346.423.4967.7565.9969.8220.4618.50%225.41
198015M8M7M1.043.28%27.006.313.4168.1766.3070.3620.6818.61%229.17
198115M8M7M1.043.27%26.556.223.3268.5366.5170.8920.8618.68%232.78
198216M8M8M1.043.21%25.996.173.2268.8066.6171.3721.0618.66%236.26
198316M8M8M1.043.11%25.346.163.1268.9866.5871.7721.2918.64%239.67
198416M8M8M1.032.98%24.626.193.0169.0666.4672.1021.5218.63%243.08
198516M8M8M1.032.82%23.866.252.9069.0866.2972.3421.7618.61%246.55
198616M8M8M1.032.66%23.096.312.8069.0966.1372.5422.0318.60%250.10
198717M8M8M1.032.50%22.366.382.7069.1266.0372.7222.3218.58%253.68
198817M9M8M1.022.37%21.696.432.6269.2166.0372.8922.6218.57%257.25
198917M9M8M1.022.27%21.116.462.5469.3566.1373.0522.9118.55%260.73
199017M9M9M1.022.17%20.626.502.4869.5166.2873.1923.2018.54%264.07
199118M9M9M1.022.07%20.216.582.4369.6266.4073.2623.5318.52%267.27
199218M9M9M1.021.96%19.856.702.3969.6466.4473.2423.8418.50%270.34
199318M9M9M1.011.84%19.536.882.3569.5666.3573.1424.1418.49%273.20
199418M9M9M1.011.71%19.237.102.3269.4066.1772.9924.4518.47%275.79
199518M9M9M1.011.60%18.977.312.2969.2665.9972.8724.7718.46%278.05
199618M9M9M1.011.52%18.767.452.2769.2465.9172.9025.1318.44%279.95
199718M9M9M11.48%18.607.492.2569.4266.0473.1325.5018.43%281.53
199819M9M9M11.50%18.517.402.2469.8566.4373.6025.8818.41%282.95
199919M9M9M11.57%18.467.192.2470.5067.0674.2826.2518.40%284.46
200019M9M9M11.68%18.466.892.2471.3367.8775.1226.5918.38%286.20
200119M9M9M0.991.82%18.496.552.2572.2368.7776.0126.9118.37%288.24
200219M9M10M0.991.97%18.546.242.2573.0969.6276.8527.1918.35%290.54
200319M10M10M0.982.10%18.575.992.2673.8070.3477.5327.4518.33%293.00
200419M10M10M0.982.19%18.595.832.2774.3470.8978.0427.7018.32%295.49
200520M10M10M0.972.22%18.585.772.2874.7071.2578.3727.9618.30%297.90
200620M10M10M0.972.20%18.515.782.2874.9071.4678.5428.2118.29%300.20
200720M10M10M0.962.16%18.405.832.2875.0471.5978.6428.4918.27%302.42
200820M10M10M0.962.09%18.255.902.2775.1671.7178.7228.8018.26%304.59
200920M10M10M0.952.03%18.065.962.2675.2971.8478.8129.1218.24%306.71
201020M10M10M0.951.96%17.846.022.2575.4472.0078.9329.4318.23%308.82
201120M10M10M0.941.89%17.596.082.2475.6172.1779.0829.8318.21%310.91
201220M10M11M0.941.82%17.346.142.2375.8072.3679.2430.2118.20%311.31
201321M10M11M0.941.76%17.096.202.2275.9772.5479.3930.5718.20%313.75
201421M10M11M0.931.68%16.856.282.2276.1572.7179.5430.9318.22%316.69
201521M10M11M0.931.61%16.616.372.2176.3272.8979.6931.2818.26%319.62
201621M10M11M0.931.53%16.366.462.2176.4873.0679.8431.6318.31%323.17
201721M10M11M0.931.46%16.116.552.2176.6573.2479.9831.9618.38%326.84
201822M10M11M0.921.37%15.796.662.1976.8173.4280.1232.2918.48%330.29
201922M10M11M0.921.30%15.526.752.1876.9873.6080.2632.6218.59%331.61
202022M10M11M0.921.23%15.256.852.1777.1473.7880.4032.9518.71%332.83

Sri Lanka Population Projections

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YearTotalMaleFemaleSex RatioGrowth rateBirth rateDeath rateFerti­lity rate
Life exp., total
Life expectancy
Life exp., maleLife exp., femaleMedian AgeUrbani­zation
Density, people / km2
Density, people/km2
202122M10M11M0.921.15%15.026.972.1577.3173.9780.5433.2418.86%333.91
202222M11M11M0.921.08%14.787.092.1477.4874.1680.6833.5319.03%334.87
202322M11M11M0.921.02%14.557.202.1277.6474.3480.8133.8119.21%335.71
202422M11M12M0.910.95%14.317.322.1177.8174.5380.9534.0919.42%336.44
202522M11M12M0.910.89%14.087.442.0977.9874.7281.0934.3619.64%337.07
202622M11M12M0.910.84%13.977.592.0878.1574.9181.2334.6219.89%337.59
202722M11M12M0.910.79%13.877.732.0778.3175.1181.3634.8820.15%338.03
202822M11M12M0.910.75%13.767.882.0578.4875.3081.5035.1320.44%338.38
202922M11M12M0.910.70%13.668.022.0478.6475.5081.6335.3720.75%338.67
203022M11M12M0.910.66%13.558.172.0378.8175.6981.7735.6221.09%338.88
203122M11M12M0.910.62%13.488.322.0278.9775.8881.9035.8121.44%339.05
203222M11M12M0.910.58%13.418.472.0179.1476.0882.0336.0021.82%339.16
203322M11M12M0.90.54%13.338.631.9979.3076.2782.1536.2222.23%339.22
203422M11M12M0.90.51%13.268.781.9879.4776.4782.2836.4322.66%339.22
203522M11M12M0.90.48%13.198.931.9779.6376.6682.4136.6423.11%339.17
203622M11M12M0.90.44%13.099.061.9679.7976.8682.5436.8423.59%339.05
203722M11M12M0.90.41%12.999.201.9579.9677.0682.6637.0424.10%338.88
203822M11M12M0.90.38%12.899.331.9480.1277.2582.7937.2324.63%338.64
203922M11M12M0.90.35%12.799.471.9380.2977.4582.9137.4325.17%338.30
204022M11M12M0.90.32%12.699.601.9280.4577.6583.0437.6525.72%337.91
204122M10M12M0.90.29%12.559.711.9180.6177.8583.1637.8626.28%337.42
204222M10M12M0.90.26%12.419.831.9080.7778.0483.2838.0926.84%336.82
204322M10M12M0.90.23%12.279.941.9080.9378.2483.4138.3427.41%336.15
204422M10M12M0.90.21%12.1310.061.8981.0978.4383.5338.6027.99%335.36
204522M10M12M0.90.18%11.9910.171.8881.2578.6383.6538.8528.58%334.49
204622M10M12M0.90.15%11.8510.271.8781.4178.8283.7739.1129.17%333.52
204722M10M11M0.90.13%11.7110.371.8781.5779.0283.8939.3829.78%332.46
204822M10M11M0.90.11%11.5710.471.8681.7279.2184.0139.6630.38%331.32
204922M10M11M0.90.08%11.4310.571.8681.8879.4184.1339.9531.00%330.10
205022M10M11M0.90.06%11.2910.671.8582.0479.6084.2540.2331.62%328.76

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1Colombo611,253613,000

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