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Province in Sri Lanka

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
1981-03-17
Population
Census
2001-07-17
Population
Census
2012-03-20
Population
Estimate
2018-07-01
Western (Basnahira)Province3,919,8075,381,1975,851,1306,129,000
ColomboDistrict1,699,2412,251,2742,324,3492,439,000
GampahaDistrict1,390,8622,063,6842,304,8332,409,000
KalutaraDistrict829,7041,066,2391,221,9481,281,000
Sri LankaRepublic14,846,75018,797,25720,359,43921,670,000

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

Explanation: All 2018 estimates are provisional.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (E 2018)
Males2,984,000
Females3,145,000
Urbanization (C 2012)
Rural3,532,198
Urban2,272,194
Estate46,738
Age Groups (C 2012)
0-14 years1,327,001
15-64 years4,013,707
65+ years510,422
Age Distribution (C 2012)
0-9 years897,992
10-19 years873,726
20-29 years920,382
30-39 years919,624
40-49 years791,588
50-59 years662,567
60-69 years476,368
70-79 years218,065
80+ years90,818
Ethnic Group (C 2012)
Sinhalese4,925,547
Tamil396,013
Sri Lankan Moor460,550
Other ethnic group69,020
Religion (C 2012)
Buddhist4,293,901
Hindu278,968
Muslim501,389
Christian773,516
Other religion3,356
Place of Birth (C 2012)
in the same district4,428,806
elsewhere1,422,324