The total population in Sri Lanka was estimated at 21.9 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics.

Looking back, in the year of 1960, Sri Lanka had a population of 9.9 million people. This page provides - Sri Lanka Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Sri Lanka Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Department of Census and Statistics - Sri Lanka

Population in Sri Lanka is expected to reach 22.13 Million by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Population is projected to trend around 22.36 Million in 2021 and 22.59 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.90 21.67 21.90 9.87 1960 - 2019 Million Yearly

Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 5.10 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8181442.00 8155341.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 387460.00 437797.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.90 52.20 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.90 21.67 21.90 9.87 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.30 20.00 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 10000.00 LKR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 94.90 95.10 96.30 91.00 percent [+]


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.