The total population in Sri Lanka was estimated at 21.7 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Sri Lanka had a population of 9.9 million people.

Population in Sri Lanka is expected to be 21.90 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Sri Lanka Population is projected to trend around 22.16 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Sri Lanka Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.60 16.60 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 8182970.00 8088448.00 8554179.00 4962105.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 399784.00 389406.00 953794.00 282648.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.60 52.20 54.70 46.90 percent [+]
Population 21.67 21.44 21.67 9.87 Million [+]
Wages High Skilled 57500.00 60800.00 60800.00 52900.00 LKR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 21500.00 23500.00 23500.00 21500.00 LKR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 21.90 19.60 38.10 15.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 95.30 95.40 96.30 91.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 52100.00 52100.00 52100.00 52100.00 LKR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 29100.00 29100.00 29100.00 29100.00 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.67 21.44 21.67 9.87 1960 - 2018 Million Yearly




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