Sri Lanka Population  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The total population in Sri Lanka was estimated at 21.2 million people in 2016, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Sri Lanka had a population of 9.9 million people.

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Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.10 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8138728.00 8230207.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 380594.00 352875.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 53.90 54.70 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.20 20.96 21.20 9.90 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 60700.00 56800.00 60700.00 52500.00 LKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 24500.00 22800.00 24500.00 22800.00 LKR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 20.00 18.50 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.50 95.90 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 42700.00 42700.00 42700.00 42700.00 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 25100.00 25100.00 25100.00 25100.00 LKR/Month [+]


Sri Lanka Population

The population of Sri Lanka represents 0.30 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 334 people on the planet is a resident of Sri Lanka. This page provides - Sri Lanka Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.20 20.96 21.20 9.90 1960 - 2016 Million Yearly




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