Sri Lanka Population  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The total population in Sri Lanka was estimated at 21.4 million people in 2017, 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 4.00 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 7961358.00 8299911.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 372135.00 342210.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.00 54.10 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.44 21.20 21.44 9.87 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 21.80 17.40 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.50 96.00 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 [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.44 21.20 21.44 9.87 1960 - 2017 Million Yearly




population by Country
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China 1390.08 Dec/17
India 1283.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 340.72 Dec/17
United States 325.72 Dec/17
Indonesia 261.90 Dec/17
Brazil 207.66 Dec/17
Russia 146.88 Dec/17
Japan 126.71 Dec/17
Mexico 123.52 Dec/17
Germany 82.85 Dec/18
Turkey 80.81 Dec/17
France 67.19 Dec/18
United Kingdom 66.19 Dec/18
Italy 60.48 Dec/18
South Africa 56.52 Dec/17
South Korea 51.45 Dec/17
Spain 46.66 Dec/18
Argentina 44.05 Dec/17
Canada 36.96 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 32.61 Dec/17
Australia 24.70 Dec/17
Netherlands 17.12 Dec/18
Switzerland 8.48 Dec/18
Singapore 5.61 Dec/17


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