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Sri Lanka People 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 13, 2011

Population:
21,513,990
country comparison to the world: 55
note: since the outbreak of hostilities between the government and armed Tamil separatists in the mid-1980s, several hundred thousand Tamil civilians have fled the island and more than 200,000 Tamils have sought refuge in the West (July 2010 est.)
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 23.9% (male 2,594,815/female 2,493,002)
[see also: Age structure - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 68% (male 7,089,307/female 7,418,123)
[see also: Age structure - 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 8.1% (male 803,172/female 926,372) (2010 est.)
[see also: Age structure - 65 years and over country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 31.3 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 30.3 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 32.2 years (2010 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]

Population growth rate:
0.863% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 132
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
15.88 births/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
6.2 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 160
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
-1.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 158
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 15% of total population (2008)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 0.5% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.044 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - under 15 years country ranks ]
15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2010 est.)
[see also: Sex ratio - total population country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 18.14 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 105
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 19.9 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 16.3 deaths/1,000 live births (2010 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 75.3 years
country comparison to the world: 86
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total population country ranks ]
male: 73.22 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 77.47 years (2010 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]

Total fertility rate:
1.96 children born/woman (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 136
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
country comparison to the world: 157
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
3,800 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 200 (2003 est.)
country comparison to the world: 117
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea and hepatitis A
vectorborne disease: dengue fever and chikungunya
water contact disease: leptospirosis
animal contact disease: rabies (2009)

Nationality:
noun: Sri Lankan(s)
adjective: Sri Lankan

Ethnic groups:
Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, other 0.5%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)

Religions:
Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10% (2001 census provisional data)

Languages:
Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
note: English is commonly used in government and is spoken competently by about 10% of the population

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 90.7%
[see also: Literacy - total population country ranks ]
male: 92.3%
[see also: Literacy - male country ranks ]
female: 89.1% (2001 census)
[see also: Literacy - female country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
NA
[see also: Education expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: The information regarding Sri Lanka on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Sri Lanka People 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Sri Lanka People 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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