Sri Lanka Population Growth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of Sri Lanka population from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Sri Lanka in 2022 is 21,832,143, a 0.27% increase from 2021.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2021 was 21,773,441, a 0.27% increase from 2020.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2020 was 21,715,079, a 0.3% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Sri Lanka in 2019 was 21,649,664, a 0.32% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2022 Population Growth Rate
India 1,417,173,173
Indonesia 275,501,339
Pakistan 235,824,862
Nigeria 218,541,212
Bangladesh 171,186,372
Philippines 115,559,009
Egypt 110,990,103
Vietnam 98,186,856
Myanmar 54,179,306
Kenya 54,027,487
Sudan 46,874,204
Ukraine 39,701,739
Morocco 37,457,971
Angola 35,588,987
Uzbekistan 34,627,652
Ghana 33,475,870
Cameroon 27,914,536
Sri Lanka 21,832,143
Zambia 20,017,675
Cambodia 16,767,842
Tunisia 12,356,117
Bolivia 12,224,110
Honduras 10,432,860
Papua New Guinea 10,142,619
Nicaragua 6,948,392
El Salvador 6,336,392
Republic of Congo 5,970,424
Mauritania 4,736,139
Georgia 3,744,385
Mongolia 3,398,366
Moldova 3,272,996
Lesotho 2,305,825
Timor-Leste 1,341,296
Eswatini 1,201,670
Djibouti 1,120,849
Bhutan 782,455
Solomon Islands 724,273
Cabo Verde 593,149
Micronesia 539,013
Vanuatu 326,740
Sao Tome and Principe 227,380
Kiribati 131,232
Sri Lanka - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2022 21,832,143 0.27%
2021 21,773,441 0.27%
2020 21,715,079 0.30%
2019 21,649,664 0.32%
2018 21,580,710 0.34%
2017 21,506,813 0.38%
2016 21,425,494 0.42%
2015 21,336,697 0.46%
2014 21,239,457 0.51%
2013 21,131,756 0.55%
2012 21,017,147 0.75%
2011 20,859,743 0.93%
2010 20,668,557 0.91%
2009 20,482,477 0.97%
2008 20,285,643 1.03%
2007 20,078,655 1.05%
2006 19,870,706 1.00%
2005 19,673,866 0.94%
2004 19,490,431 0.97%
2003 19,303,180 1.01%
2002 19,110,707 1.01%
2001 18,920,275 0.77%
2000 18,776,371 0.57%
1999 18,670,411 0.59%
1998 18,560,798 0.61%
1997 18,449,123 0.69%
1996 18,322,506 0.80%
1995 18,177,572 0.92%
1994 18,011,744 1.04%
1993 17,825,611 1.14%
1992 17,624,457 1.19%
1991 17,416,596 1.24%
1990 17,204,094 1.26%
1989 16,990,575 1.29%
1988 16,773,736 1.37%
1987 16,547,139 1.40%
1986 16,317,995 1.40%
1985 16,092,338 1.38%
1984 15,872,577 1.37%
1983 15,658,442 1.42%
1982 15,438,753 1.58%
1981 15,198,918 1.71%
1980 14,943,645 1.79%
1979 14,680,387 1.84%
1978 14,414,816 1.81%
1977 14,159,052 1.79%
1976 13,910,170 1.81%
1975 13,662,873 1.82%
1974 13,418,276 1.89%
1973 13,169,737 1.98%
1972 12,914,457 2.05%
1971 12,654,651 2.15%
1970 12,388,769 2.22%
1969 12,119,207 2.30%
1968 11,846,815 2.38%
1967 11,571,008 2.40%
1966 11,299,721 2.40%
1965 11,035,224 2.42%
1964 10,774,086 2.44%
1963 10,517,531 2.44%
1962 10,267,067 2.44%
1961 10,022,888 2.44%
1960 9,783,871 2.44%
1959 9,551,293 2.38%
1958 9,329,666 2.27%
1957 9,122,978 2.15%
1956 8,931,095 2.07%
1955 8,749,627 2.04%
1954 8,575,075 2.00%
1953 8,406,910 1.96%
1952 8,245,475 1.90%
1951 8,091,461 1.83%
1950 7,945,977 0.00%