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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
North Western (Wayamba)Province1,704,3342,169,8922,380,8612,536,000
KurunegalaDistrict1,211,8011,460,2151,618,4651,711,000
PuttalamDistrict492,533709,677762,396825,000
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)
Males1,221,000
Females1,315,000
Urbanization (C 2012)
Rural2,274,400
Urban97,294
Estate9,167
Age Groups (C 2012)
0-14 years604,357
15-64 years1,600,340
65+ years176,164
Age Distribution (C 2012)
0-9 years413,331
10-19 years379,386
20-29 years344,931
30-39 years360,514
40-49 years313,633
50-59 years278,913
60-69 years182,843
70-79 years77,545
80+ years29,765
Ethnic Group (C 2012)
Sinhalese2,040,701
Tamil70,929
Sri Lankan Moor262,848
Other ethnic group6,383
Religion (C 2012)
Buddhist1,761,337
Hindu43,532
Muslim268,709
Christian305,951
Other religion1,332
Place of Birth (C 2012)
in the same district2,047,044
elsewhere333,817