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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
Northern (Vatakku, Uturu)Province1,109,4041,040,9631,061,3151,131,000
JaffnaDistrict738,788490,621583,882613,000
KilinochchiDistrict91,764127,263113,510126,000
MannarDistrict106,235151,57799,570109,000
MullaitivuDistrict77,189121,66792,23896,000
VavuniyaDistrict95,428149,835172,115187,000
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)
Males545,000
Females586,000
Urbanization (C 2012)
Rural884,507
Urban176,808
Age Groups (C 2012)
0-14 years283,882
15-64 years700,526
65+ years76,907
Age Distribution (C 2012)
0-9 years184,961
10-19 years201,948
20-29 years175,258
30-39 years149,694
40-49 years116,594
50-59 years107,360
60-69 years80,321
70-79 years34,049
80+ years11,130
Ethnic Group (C 2012)
Sinhalese31,985
Tamil995,975
Sri Lankan Moor32,796
Other ethnic group559
Religion (C 2012)
Buddhist30,290
Hindu789,046
Muslim33,427
Christian208,219
Other religion333
Place of Birth (C 2012)
in the same district860,133
elsewhere201,182