Sri Lanka Population

Population now

21,617,181
Male:10,372,893(47.98 %)
Female:11,244,255(52.02 %)
Births in 2019:144,737
Deaths in 2019:71,969

Life expectancy & Rates (2019)

Male:72.53 years
Female:79.18 years
Total:75.88 years
Median Age:32.78 years
Birth Rate:14.48
Death Rate:7.20
Growth Rate:1.01 %
Fertility Rate:2.00

Population Data Graphs

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  • Birth & Death rate
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  • Population structure (mid 2019)
  • Urbanization

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%198.18
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%221.51
197915M8M7M1.043.26%27.346.423.4967.7565.9969.8220.4618.50%225.40
198015M8M7M1.043.28%27.016.313.4168.1766.3070.3620.6818.61%229.17
198115M8M7M1.043.27%26.556.223.3268.5366.5170.8920.8618.68%232.79
198216M8M8M1.043.21%26.006.173.2268.8066.6171.3721.0618.66%236.28
198316M8M8M1.043.12%25.356.163.1268.9866.5871.7721.2918.64%239.70
198416M8M8M1.032.98%24.626.193.0169.0666.4672.1021.5218.63%243.12
198516M8M8M1.032.82%23.866.252.9069.0866.2972.3421.7618.61%246.61
198616M8M8M1.032.66%23.096.312.8069.0966.1372.5422.0318.60%250.16
198717M8M8M1.032.50%22.366.382.7069.1266.0372.7222.3218.58%253.74
198817M9M8M1.022.38%21.696.422.6269.2166.0372.8922.6218.57%257.31
198917M9M8M1.022.27%21.126.462.5469.3566.1373.0522.9118.55%260.79
199017M9M9M1.022.17%20.636.502.4869.5166.2973.1923.2118.54%264.13
199118M9M9M1.022.08%20.216.572.4369.6366.4273.2723.5318.52%267.33
199218M9M9M1.021.96%19.856.702.3969.6666.4673.2623.8418.50%270.40
199318M9M9M1.011.84%19.536.872.3569.5966.3973.1624.1518.49%273.26
199418M9M9M1.011.72%19.237.082.3269.4566.2373.0324.4618.47%275.85
199518M9M9M1.011.60%18.977.292.2969.3166.0572.9124.7718.46%278.11
199618M9M9M1.011.52%18.767.442.2769.2765.9572.9325.1418.44%280.02
199718M9M9M11.48%18.607.492.2569.4066.0173.1225.5118.43%281.61
199819M9M9M11.49%18.517.432.2469.7466.3073.5325.8818.41%283.05
199919M9M9M11.54%18.467.262.2470.3066.8074.1326.2518.40%284.55
200019M9M9M11.63%18.477.012.2471.0067.4774.8726.5918.38%286.27
200119M9M9M0.991.75%18.516.722.2571.7868.2275.6626.9018.37%288.26
200219M9M10M0.991.87%18.576.462.2672.5168.9476.4027.1818.35%290.49
200319M10M10M0.981.97%18.636.272.2773.1369.5677.0027.4418.33%292.87
200419M10M10M0.982.03%18.676.162.2873.5970.0477.4327.6918.32%295.27
200520M10M10M0.972.04%18.666.132.2873.9070.3677.6927.9518.30%297.59
200620M10M10M0.972.01%18.586.182.2874.0670.5577.8028.1918.29%299.80
200720M10M10M0.961.94%18.426.262.2774.1470.6677.8328.4618.27%301.95
200820M10M10M0.961.87%18.186.342.2674.2170.7577.8328.7518.26%304.01
200920M10M10M0.951.79%17.886.422.2374.2770.8377.8329.0618.24%305.98
201020M10M10M0.951.70%17.516.492.2074.3570.9377.8629.3718.23%307.85
201120M10M10M0.941.61%17.116.552.1774.4671.0677.9329.7618.21%309.63
201220M10M11M0.941.53%16.706.602.1474.5971.2078.0230.1618.20%311.31
201321M10M11M0.941.45%16.316.672.1174.7471.3578.1330.5518.20%313.75
201421M10M11M0.931.36%15.946.742.0874.9171.5278.2730.9318.22%316.58
201521M10M11M0.931.29%15.606.812.0675.0971.7178.4431.3018.26%319.55
201621M10M11M0.931.22%15.296.902.0575.2871.9178.6131.6918.31%323.17
201721M10M11M0.931.15%15.047.012.0375.4972.1278.8132.0618.38%326.84
201822M10M11M0.921.08%14.767.102.0275.6872.3278.9932.4118.48%328.24
201922M10M11M0.921.01%14.487.202.0075.8872.5379.1832.7818.59%329.52

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
202022M10M11M0.920.95%14.207.301.9976.0872.7379.3633.1418.71%330.67
202122M10M11M0.920.89%14.007.421.9876.2772.9379.5233.4418.86%331.69
202222M10M11M0.920.83%13.807.551.9776.4673.1479.6933.7619.03%332.57
202322M10M11M0.920.77%13.617.671.9576.6473.3479.8534.0619.21%333.35
202422M10M11M0.920.72%13.417.801.9476.8373.5580.0234.3619.42%334.02
202522M10M11M0.910.67%13.217.921.9377.0273.7580.1834.6719.64%334.60
202622M10M11M0.910.63%13.128.061.9277.2073.9580.3434.9619.89%335.07
202722M10M12M0.910.59%13.048.211.9177.3874.1580.4935.2520.15%335.45
202822M10M12M0.910.55%12.958.351.9077.5774.3580.6535.5520.44%335.76
202922M10M12M0.910.51%12.878.501.8977.7574.5580.8035.8420.75%336.00
203022M10M12M0.910.48%12.788.641.8877.9374.7580.9636.1121.09%336.17
203122M10M12M0.910.45%12.738.791.8778.1174.9581.1136.3521.44%336.29
203222M10M12M0.90.42%12.688.941.8778.2875.1581.2636.6121.82%336.35
203322M10M12M0.90.39%12.649.091.8678.4675.3581.4036.8522.23%336.35
203422M10M12M0.90.36%12.599.241.8678.6375.5581.5537.1322.66%336.31
203522M10M12M0.90.34%12.549.391.8578.8175.7581.7037.3923.11%336.21
203622M10M12M0.90.31%12.459.531.8478.9875.9581.8437.6123.59%336.06
203722M10M12M0.90.28%12.359.661.8479.1676.1581.9837.8424.10%335.86
203822M10M12M0.90.25%12.269.801.8379.3376.3682.1238.0824.63%335.59
203922M10M12M0.90.22%12.169.931.8379.5176.5682.2638.3125.17%335.22
204022M10M12M0.90.20%12.0710.071.8279.6876.7682.4038.5725.72%334.77
204122M10M12M0.90.17%11.9210.191.8279.8576.9682.5438.8226.28%334.23
204222M10M12M0.890.14%11.7810.311.8180.0277.1782.6739.0926.84%333.61
204322M10M12M0.890.12%11.6310.431.8180.2077.3782.8139.3827.41%332.89
204422M10M12M0.890.09%11.4910.551.8080.3777.5882.9439.7027.99%332.08
204522M10M11M0.890.06%11.3410.671.8080.5477.7883.0840.0128.58%331.17
204622M10M11M0.890.04%11.2010.781.8080.7177.9983.2140.3229.17%330.16
204722M10M11M0.890.02%11.0610.881.8080.8878.1983.3540.6329.78%329.08
204822M10M11M0.89-0.01%10.9110.991.7981.0678.4083.4840.9530.38%327.91
204921M10M11M0.89-0.03%10.7711.091.7981.2378.6083.6241.2831.00%326.67
205021M10M11M0.89-0.05%10.6311.201.7981.4078.8183.7541.6131.62%325.32

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