Demographics of Sri Lanka

Demographics of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka single age population pyramid 2020.png
Sri Lanka population pyramid in 2020
PopulationIncrease 21,803,000 (2018)[1]
Density332/km2 (2018)
Growth rateIncrease 0.612% (2019)[2]
Birth rate17.04 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
Death rate5.96 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
Life expectancy75.94 years (2012 est.)
 • male72.43 years (2012 est.)
 • female79.59 years (2012 est.)
Fertility rate2.00 children born/woman (2017 est.)[3]
Infant mortality rate9.47 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Age structure
0–14 years25.24% (2019)[1]
15–64 years66.92% (2019)[1]
65 and over7.84% (2019)[1]
Sex ratio
Total0.93 male(s)/female (2018)[1]
At birth1.02 male(s)/female (2018)[1]
Under 151.02 male(s)/female (2018)[1]
15–64 years0.93 male(s)/female (2018)[1]
65 and over0.76 male(s)/female (2018)[1]
Nationality
Nationalitynoun: Sri Lankan(s)
adjective: Sri Lankan
Major ethnicSinhala (74.9%) (2012 census)
Minor ethnic
Language
OfficialSinhala, Tamil
SpokenEnglish

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Sri Lanka, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, 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 20 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. ^ a b c d e f g h i Registrar General's Department. "Mid-year Population Estimates by Age Group and Sex, 2014 - 2019" (PDF).
  2. ^ https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.GROW?locations=LK
  3. ^ https://www.unfpa.org/data/world-population/LK

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