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Jaffna

District in Sri Lanka

Contents: Population

The population development of Jaffna as well as related information and services (Wikipedia, Google, images).

JaffnaDistrict738,788490,621583,882617,000
Sri LankaRepublic14,846,75018,797,25720,359,43921,803,000

Source: Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka (web).

Explanation: All 2019 estimates are provisional.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2019)
Males290,000
Females327,000
Urbanization (C 2012)
Rural466,307
Urban117,575
Age Groups (C 2012)
0-14 years143,202
15-64 years387,222
65+ years53,458
Age Distribution (C 2012)
0-9 years90,858
10-19 years106,924
20-29 years97,488
30-39 years77,563
40-49 years62,982
50-59 years63,633
60-69 years52,549
70-79 years23,825
80+ years8,060
Ethnic Group (C 2012)
Sinhalese2,284
Tamil579,145
Sri Lankan Moor2,162
Other ethnic group291
Religion (C 2012)
Buddhist2,168
Hindu483,255
Muslim2,363
Christian95,985
Other religion111
Place of Birth (C 2012)
in the same district551,873
elsewhere32,009

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