Demographics of Sri Lanka

Demographics of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka population pyramid in 2020
Population23,187,516 (2022)
Density332/km2 (2018)
Growth rate0.61% (2022)
Birth rate12.4 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Death rate8.1 deaths/1,000 population (2022 est.)
Life expectancy75.94 years (2012 est.)
 • male72.43 years (2012 est.)
 • female79.59 years (2012 est.)
Fertility rate2.01 children born/woman (2022 est.)[1]
Infant mortality rate9.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Age structure
0–14 years25.24% (2019)[2]
15–64 years66.92% (2019)[2]
65 and over7.84% (2019)[2]
Sex ratio
Total0.93 male(s)/female (2018)[2]
At birth1.02 male(s)/female (2018)[2]
Under 151.02 male(s)/female (2018)[2]
15–64 years0.93 male(s)/female (2018)[2]
65 and over0.76 male(s)/female (2018)[2]
Nationalitynoun: Sri Lankan(s)
adjective: Sri Lankan
Major ethnicSinhala (74.9%) (2012 census)
Minor ethnic
OfficialSinhala, Tamil
Historical population of Sri Lanka

This is a demography of the population of Sri Lanka including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the population, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean, also called Ceylon and many other names. It is about the size of Ireland. It is about 28 kilometres (18 mi.) off the south-eastern coast of India with a population of about 22 million. Density is highest in the south west where Colombo, the country's main port and industrial center, is located. The net population growth is about 0.7%. Sri Lanka is ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse.

  1. ^ "World Population Dashboard -Sri Lanka".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Registrar General's Department. "Mid-year Population Estimates by Age Group and Sex, 2014 - 2019" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 21 October 2020.

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