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Sri Lanka Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Sri Lanka Population is increasing
  • Sri Lanka Population Density is increasing
  • Sri Lanka Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Sri Lanka Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Sri Lanka population is expected to reduce by 57362 people. Sri Lanka contributes 0.23% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Sri Lanka is 76.081 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. Sri Lanka owns 0.00042% of land i.e. 62710 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 123 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Sri Lanka Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Sri Lanka Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Sri Lanka Population (in million) 20.19 21.08 21.47
Sri Lanka Global Rank 58th 58th 66th
Sri Lanka Global Population Share 0.29% 0.27% 0.25%
Sri Lanka Global Population Density 308.97 328.7 335.98
Sri Lanka Global Population Density Rank 82nd 84th 86th
Sri Lanka Average Life Expectancy 74.35 76.08 77.92
Sri Lanka Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 79th 85th 83rd
Sri Lanka Fertility Rate 2.2 1.99 1.88
Sri Lanka Fertility Rate Global Rank 116th 117th 118th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year Sri Lanka population is expected to reduce by 57362 people. 
  • Sri Lanka population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis Sri Lanka will have more death than births from 2048 and this will impact population growth. 
  • Sri Lanka Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 58th-76th. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Sri Lanka population average growth rate for next 50 years is decreasing at rate of 0.13%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Sri Lanka is expected to be decreasing starting Year : 2032. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Sri Lanka contributes 0.23% of world's total population. 

Sri Lanka
 Population Fact

Sri Lanka
 Total Population Trend

Sri Lanka
 Population Growth Rate

Sri Lanka
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 20.19 Million 58th
2020 21.08 Million 58th
2030 21.47 Million 66th
2040 21.39 Million 71st
2050 20.79 Million 76th
2060 19.8 Million 77th
2070 18.69 Million 79th
2080 17.51 Million 83rd
2090 16.27 Million 88th
2100 15.03 Million 90th

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 20.19 Million 0.61%
2020 21.08 Million 0.36%
2030 21.47 Million 0.06%
2040 21.39 Million -0.14%
2050 20.79 Million -0.4%
2060 19.8 Million -0.55%
2070 18.69 Million -0.62%
2080 17.51 Million -0.71%
2090 16.27 Million -0.8%
2100 15.03 Million -0.84%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 20.19 Million 0.29%
2020 21.08 Million 0.27%
2030 21.47 Million 0.25%
2040 21.39 Million 0.23%
2050 20.79 Million 0.21%
2060 19.8 Million 0.19%
2070 18.69 Million 0.17%
2080 17.51 Million 0.16%
2090 16.27 Million 0.14%
2100 15.03 Million 0.13%

Sri-Lanka Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Sri Lanka population density is 327.16 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Sri Lanka Ranks in range of 84th-92nd in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Sri Lanka. 

Sri Lanka
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 308.97 82nd
2020 328.7 84th
2030 335.98 86th
2040 335.85 88th
2050 328.58 90th
2060 306.69 92nd
2070 280.87 94th
2080 252.37 96th
2090 222.47 98th
2100 192.4 100th

Sri-Lanka Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Sri Lanka is 76.081 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • Sri Lanka ranks 85th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Sri Lanka
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 74.35 79th
2020 76.08 85th
2030 77.92 83rd
2040 79.68 82nd
2050 81.4 81st
2060 83.04 79th
2070 84.46 77th
2080 85.69 77th
2090 86.83 77th
2100 0

Sri-Lanka Average Fertility Rate

  • In Sri Lanka, Women gives birth to 1.993 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Sri Lanka rank is in range of 117th-129th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Sri Lanka
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 2.2 116th
2020 1.99 117th
2030 1.88 118th
2040 1.81 125th
2050 1.79 131st
2060 1.78 129th
2070 1.78 123rd
2080 1.79 119th
2090 1.79 116th
2100 1.8 109th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Sri Lanka population was 7971098 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.01%.Currently Sri Lanka population is around 20198353 and by year 2030 its expected to be 21474701 .Sri Lanka ranks 58th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Sri Lanka in 2010 was 74.352, in 2020 its 76.081 and by 2050 it will be 81.4.As mentioned in Highlight's Sri Lanka population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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