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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
Southern (Dakunu)Province1,882,6612,278,2712,477,2852,637,000
GalleDistrict814,531990,4871,063,3341,124,000
HambantotaDistrict424,344526,414599,903655,000
MataraDistrict643,786761,370814,048858,000
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)
Males1,272,000
Females1,365,000
Urbanization (C 2012)
Rural2,174,301
Urban261,677
Estate41,307
Age Groups (C 2012)
0-14 years621,922
15-64 years1,622,532
65+ years232,831
Age Distribution (C 2012)
0-9 years424,819
10-19 years396,786
20-29 years361,487
30-39 years349,070
40-49 years313,304
50-59 years284,815
60-69 years197,478
70-79 years100,831
80+ years48,695
Ethnic Group (C 2012)
Sinhalese2,353,603
Tamil43,223
Sri Lankan Moor70,673
Other ethnic group9,786
Religion (C 2012)
Buddhist2,345,314
Hindu33,227
Muslim80,085
Christian18,201
Other religion458
Place of Birth (C 2012)
in the same district2,216,638
elsewhere260,647