Sri Lanka population 21,619,701 (live)

The population of Sri Lanka is expected to grow by 66,000 in 2021 and reach 21,675,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) decreases population by 75,000 people yearly. The population density of Sri Lanka has changed from 239.8 in 1980 to 335.2 in 2019.

Current population 21,619,701 people at present (Sunday 17th of January 2021)
Median Age 35.6 years
Population density 337.2 per km2
Population of Sri Lanka from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 21,617,000 66,000 (0.3%) -75,000 35.6 337 4,088,000 (18.9%)
2020 21,551,000 74,000 (0.3%) -75,000 35.3 1.99 336 4,046,000 (18.8%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) -90,000 35.0 2.01 335 4,007,000 (18.7%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) -90,000 34.7 2.02 334 3,970,000 (18.6%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) -90,000 34.4 2.04 333 3,936,000 (18.5%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) -90,000 34.1 2.05 332 3,902,836 (18.4%)
2015 20,966,000 195,000 (0.9%) -90,000 33.8 2.06 330 3,848,519 (18.4%)
2010 20,119,000 151,000 (0.8%) -96,954 32.4 2.20 322 3,686,002 (18.3%)
2005 19,373,000 145,000 (0.8%) -104,013 31.5 2.28 311 3,561,145 (18.4%)
2000 18,655,000 123,000 (0.7%) -89,896 30.3 2.24 300 3,440,542 (18.4%)
1995 18,074,000 162,000 (0.9%) -92,337 28.9 2.29 291 3,344,413 (18.5%)
1990 17,078,000 237,000 (1.4%) -51,156 27.7 2.48 276 3,170,701 (18.6%)
1985 15,831,000 248,000 (1.6%) -27,488 26.5 2.90 258 2,948,840 (18.6%)
1980 14,747,000 275,000 (1.9%) -79,100 25.7 3.41 240 2,769,339 (18.8%)
1975 13,496,000 212,000 (1.6%) -47,500 25.0 3.78 219 2,629,426 (19.5%)
1970 12,514,000 262,000 (2.1%) -29,000 24.2 4.34 199 2,441,982 (19.5%)
1965 11,164,000 261,000 (2.3%) -7,700 24.0 4.96 177 1,967,767 (17.6%)
1960 9,896,000 272,000 (2.7%) -9,500 24.2 5.54 158 1,626,012 (16.4%)

In 2020 the population of Sri Lanka was 21,551,000 and the average age increased from 24.2 in 1960 to 35.3. Urban population has increased from 3,440,542 (18.4%) in 2000 to 4,088,000 (18.9%) in the current year. The population density of Sri Lanka has changed from 239.8 in 1980 to 335.2 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) -75,000 35.3 1.99 336 4,046,000 (18.8%)
2025 21,806,000 37,000 (0.2%) -75,000 36.8 1.93 341 4,278,000 (19.6%)
2030 21,908,000 11,000 (0.1%) -75,000 38.3 1.88 342 4,582,000 (20.9%)
2035 21,907,000 -7,000 (0.0%) -75,000 39.5 1.85 343 4,977,000 (22.7%)
2040 21,807,000 -31,000 (-0.1%) -75,000 40.6 1.82 341 5,455,000 (25.0%)
2045 21,568,000 -61,000 (-0.3%) -75,000 41.6 1.80 338 5,935,000 (27.5%)
2050 21,184,000 -89,000 (-0.4%) -75,000 42.6 1.79 332 6,391,000 (30.2%)

The life expectancy at birth should reach 81.2 (78.8 years for male and 83.8 years for females). Population density will go up to 331.6 people per square kilometer.

Sri Lanka demographics 2020

The population growth rate is 0.31% (74,000 residents, including 154,677 deaths). The demographics of Sri Lanka constitutes of 11,261,000 women and 10,356,000 men, which means there are 920 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 30.6% of population (6,616,964) is 19 or younger, 57.8% of population (12,485,979) is between age 20 and 64 and 11.6% of population (2,514,057) is over 65.

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