Population: Sri Lanka

Yearly Population of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Yearly Population: Female, Male, Density, Fertility Rate, Median Age
Year Total Female Male Growth % Growth Total Fertility Median Age Density (p/km2)
1950 7,971,098 3,631,521 4,339,577 None 5.8 21.2 127.1
1951 8,108,428 3,713,428 4,395,000 1.72 137,330 5.8 21.2 129.3
1952 8,256,559 3,800,435 4,456,124 1.83 148,131 5.8 21.2 131.7
1953 8,417,112 3,893,157 4,523,955 1.94 160,553 5.8 21.2 134.2
1954 8,591,021 3,991,934 4,599,087 2.07 173,909 5.8 21.2 137.0
1955 8,778,441 4,096,759 4,681,682 2.18 187,420 5.8 20.0 140.0
1956 8,978,765 4,207,316 4,771,449 2.28 200,324 5.8 20.0 143.2
1957 9,190,652 4,322,988 4,867,664 2.36 211,887 5.8 20.0 146.6
1958 9,412,139 4,442,902 4,969,237 2.41 221,487 5.8 20.0 150.1
1959 9,640,820 4,565,984 5,074,836 2.43 228,681 5.8 20.0 153.7
1960 9,874,476 4,691,266 5,183,210 2.42 233,656 5.2 19.1 157.5
1961 10,111,639 4,818,074 5,293,565 2.40 237,163 5.2 19.1 161.2
1962 10,352,180 4,946,317 5,405,863 2.38 240,541 5.2 19.1 165.1
1963 10,597,516 5,076,550 5,520,966 2.37 245,336 5.2 19.1 169.0
1964 10,849,977 5,209,706 5,640,271 2.38 252,461 5.2 19.1 173.0
1965 11,110,825 5,346,283 5,764,542 2.40 260,848 4.7 19.1 177.2
1966 11,380,665 5,486,499 5,894,166 2.43 269,840 4.7 19.1 181.5
1967 11,657,650 5,629,547 6,028,103 2.43 276,985 4.7 19.1 185.9
1968 11,937,607 5,773,648 6,163,959 2.40 279,957 4.7 19.1 190.4
1969 12,214,948 5,916,454 6,298,494 2.32 277,341 4.7 19.1 194.8
1970 12,485,736 6,056,300 6,429,436 2.22 270,788 4.0 19.6 199.1
1971 12,747,831 6,192,281 6,555,550 2.10 262,095 4.0 19.6 203.3
1972 13,002,234 6,324,798 6,677,436 2.00 254,403 4.0 19.6 207.3
1973 13,252,033 6,455,049 6,796,984 1.92 249,799 4.0 19.6 211.3
1974 13,501,931 6,584,920 6,917,011 1.89 249,898 4.0 19.6 215.3
1975 13,755,141 6,715,695 7,039,446 1.88 253,210 3.6 20.6 219.3
1976 14,012,894 6,847,905 7,164,989 1.87 257,753 3.6 20.6 223.5
1977 14,273,495 6,980,909 7,292,586 1.86 260,601 3.6 20.6 227.6
1978 14,533,691 7,113,339 7,420,352 1.82 260,196 3.6 20.6 231.8
1979 14,788,866 7,243,288 7,545,578 1.76 255,175 3.6 20.6 235.8
1980 15,035,840 7,369,473 7,666,367 1.67 246,974 3.2 21.7 239.8
1981 15,272,822 7,491,036 7,781,786 1.58 236,982 3.2 21.7 243.5
1982 15,501,210 7,608,684 7,892,526 1.50 228,388 3.2 21.7 247.2
1983 15,724,641 7,724,452 8,000,189 1.44 223,431 3.2 21.7 250.8
1984 15,948,501 7,841,281 8,107,220 1.42 223,860 3.2 21.7 254.3
1985 16,176,282 7,961,072 8,215,210 1.43 227,781 2.6 22.8 258.0
1986 16,408,861 8,084,436 8,324,425 1.44 232,579 2.6 22.8 261.7
1987 16,643,956 8,210,161 8,433,795 1.43 235,095 2.6 22.8 265.4
1988 16,878,186 8,336,155 8,542,031 1.41 234,230 2.6 22.8 269.1
1989 17,106,752 8,459,455 8,647,297 1.35 228,566 2.6 22.8 272.8
1990 17,325,769 8,577,728 8,748,041 1.28 219,017 2.4 24.2 276.3
1991 17,535,732 8,691,163 8,844,569 1.21 209,963 2.4 24.2 279.6
1992 17,736,827 8,800,041 8,936,786 1.15 201,095 2.4 24.2 282.8
1993 17,924,827 8,902,475 9,022,352 1.06 188,000 2.4 24.2 285.8
1994 18,094,474 8,996,162 9,098,312 0.95 169,647 2.4 24.2 288.5
1995 18,242,917 9,079,982 9,162,935 0.82 148,443 2.2 25.8 290.9
1996 18,367,290 9,152,487 9,214,803 0.68 124,373 2.2 25.8 292.9
1997 18,470,897 9,215,400 9,255,497 0.56 103,607 2.2 25.8 294.5
1998 18,564,595 9,274,599 9,289,996 0.51 93,698 2.2 25.8 296.0
1999 18,663,293 9,338,128 9,325,165 0.53 98,698 2.2 25.8 297.6
2000 18,777,606 9,411,667 9,365,939 0.61 114,313 2.3 27.6 299.4
2001 18,911,727 9,497,429 9,414,298 0.71 134,121 2.3 27.6 301.6
2002 19,062,476 9,593,655 9,468,821 0.80 150,749 2.3 27.6 304.0
2003 19,224,036 9,697,099 9,526,937 0.85 161,560 2.3 27.6 306.6
2004 19,387,153 9,802,666 9,584,487 0.85 163,117 2.3 27.6 309.2
2005 19,544,988 9,906,511 9,638,477 0.81 157,835 2.3 29.0 311.7
2006 19,695,977 10,007,678 9,688,299 0.77 150,989 2.3 29.0 314.1
2007 19,842,044 10,106,989 9,735,055 0.74 146,067 2.3 29.0 316.4
2008 19,983,984 10,204,466 9,779,518 0.72 141,940 2.3 29.0 318.7
2009 20,123,508 10,300,547 9,822,961 0.70 139,524 2.3 29.0 320.9
2010 20,261,738 10,395,425 9,866,313 0.69 138,230 2.2 30.4 323.1
2011 20,398,496 10,488,913 9,909,583 0.67 136,758 2.2 30.4 325.3
2012 20,532,599 10,580,222 9,952,377 0.66 134,103 2.2 30.4 327.4
2013 20,663,053 10,668,353 9,994,700 0.64 130,454 2.2 30.4 329.5
2014 20,788,512 10,752,025 10,036,487 0.61 125,459 2.2 30.4 331.5
2015 20,908,024 10,830,362 10,077,662 0.57 119,512 2.2 32.3 333.4
2016 21,021,177 10,902,883 10,118,294 0.54 113,153 2.2 32.3 335.2
2017 21,128,028 10,969,813 10,158,215 0.51 106,851 2.2 32.3 336.9
2018 21,228,760 11,031,911 10,196,849 0.48 100,732 2.2 32.3 338.5
2019 21,323,734 11,090,319 10,233,415 0.45 94,974 2.2 32.3 340.0
2020 21,413,250 11,145,899 10,267,351 0.42 89,516 2.1 34.0 341.5
2021 21,497,000 11,199,000 10,298,000 0.39 83,750 2.1 34.0 342.8
Year Total Female Male Change % Change Fertility Rate Median Age Density (p/km2)

Sri Lanka Population Future Projection

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Projection, 2019 (retrieved in September 2020)