Sri Lanka Rural Population 1960-2020

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Sri Lanka rural population for 2019 was 17,750,912, a 0.48% increase from 2018.
  • Sri Lanka rural population for 2018 was 17,666,251, a 0.94% increase from 2017.
  • Sri Lanka rural population for 2017 was 17,501,735, a 1.05% increase from 2016.
  • Sri Lanka rural population for 2016 was 17,320,519, a 1.04% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
India 895,386,226
Pakistan 136,637,556
Indonesia 119,115,844
Bangladesh 102,058,744
Nigeria 98,156,651
Vietnam 61,129,966
Egypt 57,492,249
Philippines 57,140,712
Kenya 38,112,450
Myanmar 37,371,327
Sudan 27,856,005
Sri Lanka 17,750,912
Uzbekistan 16,644,921
Ukraine 13,549,456
Morocco 13,496,743
Ghana 13,168,802
Cambodia 12,561,921
Cameroon 11,135,124
Angola 10,764,270
Zambia 9,989,317
Papua New Guinea 7,613,275
Lao PDR 4,613,903
Honduras 4,119,684
Kyrgyz Republic 4,094,256
Tunisia 3,595,658
Bolivia 3,480,065
Nicaragua 2,699,365
Mauritania 2,058,875
El Salvador 1,758,851
Congo, Rep. 1,755,498
Georgia 1,523,906
Moldova 1,522,135
Lesotho 1,517,760
West Bank and Gaza 1,103,858
Mongolia 1,014,541
Timor-Leste 892,937
Eswatini 872,797
Solomon Islands 507,659
Bhutan 445,554
Vanuatu 223,730
Djibouti 215,011
Cabo Verde 185,906
Micronesia 87,852
Sao Tome and Principe 56,779
Kiribati 53,117
Sri Lanka Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 17,750,912 81.42 0.48%
2018 17,666,251 81.52 0.94%
2017 17,501,735 81.62 1.04%
2016 17,320,519 81.69 1.04%
2015 17,141,717 81.74 0.87%
2014 16,992,664 81.78 0.91%
2013 16,838,942 81.80 0.78%
2012 16,708,467 81.80 0.15%
2011 16,683,868 81.79 0.69%
2010 16,568,833 81.77 0.70%
2009 16,452,578 81.76 0.71%
2008 16,335,508 81.74 0.73%
2007 16,216,506 81.73 0.76%
2006 16,093,973 81.71 0.79%
2005 15,967,669 81.70 0.83%
2004 15,835,620 81.68 0.86%
2003 15,699,502 81.67 0.86%
2002 15,564,707 81.65 0.81%
2001 15,438,591 81.64 0.73%
2000 15,326,278 81.62 0.63%
1999 15,229,986 81.60 0.55%
1998 15,146,671 81.59 0.53%
1997 15,067,267 81.57 0.58%
1996 14,979,993 81.56 0.70%
1995 14,875,635 81.54 0.84%
1994 14,751,884 81.53 0.96%
1993 14,610,702 81.51 1.07%
1992 14,454,800 81.50 1.16%
1991 14,288,112 81.48 1.22%
1990 14,114,441 81.47 1.29%
1989 13,933,279 81.45 1.36%
1988 13,744,584 81.43 1.42%
1987 13,551,173 81.42 1.44%
1986 13,357,303 81.40 1.45%
1985 13,165,389 81.39 1.44%
1984 12,977,443 81.37 1.43%
1983 12,792,947 81.36 1.45%
1982 12,608,682 81.34 1.50%
1981 12,420,477 81.32 1.48%
1980 12,238,116 81.39 1.53%
1979 12,052,331 81.50 1.61%
1978 11,859,346 81.60 1.68%
1977 11,661,588 81.70 1.72%
1976 11,462,832 81.80 1.73%
1975 11,265,877 81.90 1.73%
1974 11,072,127 82.00 1.75%
1973 10,880,452 82.10 1.78%
1972 10,688,354 82.20 1.86%
1971 10,491,839 82.30 1.96%
1970 10,288,499 82.40 2.07%
1969 10,077,339 82.50 2.18%
1968 9,860,219 82.60 2.25%
1967 9,640,410 82.70 2.29%
1966 9,422,398 82.79 2.28%
1965 9,209,759 82.89 2.26%
1964 9,003,960 82.99 2.24%
1963 8,804,836 83.08 2.15%
1962 8,617,878 83.25 2.16%
1961 8,433,914 83.41 2.18%
1960 8,252,001 83.57 2.20%