Sri Lanka Population Growth Rate 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Sri Lanka population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Sri Lanka in 2020 is 21,413,249, a 0.42% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2019 was 21,323,733, a 0.45% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2018 was 21,228,763, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2017 was 21,128,032, a 0.51% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2020 Population Growth Rate
India 1,380,004,385
Indonesia 273,523,615
Pakistan 220,892,340
Nigeria 206,139,589
Bangladesh 164,689,383
Philippines 109,581,078
Egypt 102,334,404
Vietnam 97,338,579
Myanmar 54,409,800
Kenya 53,771,296
Sudan 43,849,260
Ukraine 43,733,762
Morocco 36,910,560
Uzbekistan 33,469,203
Angola 32,866,272
Ghana 31,072,940
Cameroon 26,545,863
Sri Lanka 21,413,249
Zambia 18,383,955
Cambodia 16,718,965
Tunisia 11,818,619
Bolivia 11,673,021
Honduras 9,904,607
Papua New Guinea 8,947,024
Nicaragua 6,624,554
El Salvador 6,486,205
Mauritania 4,649,658
Moldova 4,033,963
Georgia 3,989,167
Mongolia 3,278,290
Lesotho 2,142,249
Timor-Leste 1,318,445
Eswatini 1,160,164
Djibouti 988,000
Bhutan 771,608
Solomon Islands 686,884
Cabo Verde 555,987
Micronesia 548,914
Vanuatu 307,145
Sao Tome and Principe 219,159
Kiribati 119,449
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2020 21,413,249 0.42%
2019 21,323,733 0.45%
2018 21,228,763 0.48%
2017 21,128,032 0.51%
2016 21,021,171 0.54%
2015 20,908,027 0.57%
2014 20,788,511 0.61%
2013 20,663,046 0.64%
2012 20,532,600 0.66%
2011 20,398,497 0.67%
2010 20,261,737 0.69%
2009 20,123,508 0.70%
2008 19,983,984 0.72%
2007 19,842,044 0.74%
2006 19,695,972 0.77%
2005 19,544,988 0.81%
2004 19,387,153 0.85%
2003 19,224,037 0.85%
2002 19,062,482 0.80%
2001 18,911,730 0.71%
2000 18,777,601 0.61%
1999 18,663,284 0.53%
1998 18,564,599 0.51%
1997 18,470,900 0.56%
1996 18,367,288 0.68%
1995 18,242,912 0.82%
1994 18,094,477 0.95%
1993 17,924,823 1.06%
1992 17,736,821 1.15%
1991 17,535,729 1.21%
1990 17,325,773 1.28%
1989 17,106,753 1.35%
1988 16,878,189 1.41%
1987 16,643,952 1.43%
1986 16,408,859 1.44%
1985 16,176,280 1.43%
1984 15,948,487 1.42%
1983 15,724,651 1.44%
1982 15,501,207 1.50%
1981 15,272,831 1.58%
1980 15,035,834 1.67%
1979 14,788,862 1.76%
1978 14,533,690 1.82%
1977 14,273,495 1.86%
1976 14,012,899 1.87%
1975 13,755,146 1.88%
1974 13,501,935 1.89%
1973 13,252,036 1.92%
1972 13,002,231 2.00%
1971 12,747,821 2.10%
1970 12,485,740 2.22%
1969 12,214,956 2.32%
1968 11,937,600 2.40%
1967 11,657,650 2.43%
1966 11,380,670 2.43%
1965 11,110,820 2.40%
1964 10,849,975 2.38%
1963 10,597,511 2.37%
1962 10,352,179 2.38%
1961 10,111,637 2.40%
1960 9,874,476 2.42%
1959 9,640,825 2.43%
1958 9,412,139 2.41%
1957 9,190,650 2.36%
1956 8,978,765 2.28%
1955 8,778,438 2.18%
1954 8,591,018 2.07%
1953 8,417,113 1.94%
1952 8,256,552 1.83%
1951 8,108,433 1.72%
1950 7,971,098 0.00%