Sri Lanka's Population density(Comparison Chart)

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What does "Population density" mean?Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Sri Lanka's Population density

Sri Lanka's "Population density" is 345.56[People/k㎡].(2018's Research)

Sri Lanka's Population density(2018)
CountryPopulation density
Sri Lanka345.56[People/k㎡]

※Source:worldbank.org Details
The newest updated about survey by worldbank.org for 2018.
(Confirmed on March 20, 2021, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2020 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of Sri Lanka's Population density(1961 - current year)

So how has the current "345.56[People/k㎡]" Population density in Sri Lanka changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Population density" in Sri Lanka from 1961 to 2018.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1961 to 2018 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the total population.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Population density" with over 270 statistics for Sri Lanka.

Changes in the global ranking of Sri Lanka's "Population density" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of Sri Lanka's "Population density".

The entire history of Sri Lanka's world ranking from 1961 to 2018 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
Sri Lanka is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where Sri Lanka's "Population density" has been ranked in the world.

Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the Sri Lanka' Population density graph above.

Transition Chart Of Sri Lanka's Population density(1961 - 2018)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

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※【data detail】
Line 1:Years, Line 2:Population density

Also below is a list of "Sri Lanka's Population density" from 1961 to 2018. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on Sri Lanka's Population density(1961 to 2018) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Year1961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Population density[People/k㎡]161.24165.08168.99173.02177.18181.48185.90190.36194.78199.10203.28207.34211.32215.31219.35223.46227.61231.76235.83239.77243.55247.19250.75254.32257.95261.66265.41269.15272.79276.28279.63282.84285.84288.54290.91292.89294.54296.04297.61299.44301.57303.98306.55309.16311.67314.08316.41318.67320.90323.10325.29325.71328.26331.33334.40338.11341.96345.56
year-on-year(+-)-3.843.914.034.164.34.424.464.424.324.184.063.983.984.044.114.164.154.073.943.783.643.563.573.633.713.753.743.643.493.353.2132.712.371.981.651.491.571.822.142.42.582.62.522.412.332.262.222.22.180.422.553.083.063.723.843.6
year-on-year(%)-102.38102.37102.38102.4102.43102.43102.4102.32102.22102.1102101.92101.89101.88101.87101.86101.82101.76101.67101.58101.5101.44101.42101.43101.44101.43101.41101.35101.28101.21101.15101.06100.95100.82100.68100.56100.51100.53100.61100.71100.8100.85100.85100.81100.77100.74100.72100.7100.69100.68100.13100.78100.94100.92101.11101.14101.05

Looking at the above graph of "Sri Lanka's Population density", we can see that the data for 2018, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 3.60389092649 more than the previous year, 2017, which means "Population density" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1961, the year with the lowest data "Population density", there is a 2.14-fold difference, showing how "Population density" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for population growth trends rather than Population density, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Population Trends in Sri Lanka (Past to Future Projections)

Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? Sri Lanka vs USA )

How high or low is "Sri Lanka's Population density"?

Comparing Population density in Sri Lanka, Niger and Burkina Faso

First, let's compare "Population density" in Niger and Burkina Faso, which have the world's closest populations to Sri Lanka.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(Sri Lanka vs Niger vs Burkina Faso )

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing Population density in Niger and Burkina Faso, which have similar populations to Sri Lanka.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
Niger23,310,71517.72[People/k㎡]
Sri Lanka21,803,000345.56[People/k㎡]
Burkina Faso20,321,37872.19[People/k㎡]

Looking at the table above comparing Population density, we see that

In particular, the comparison reveals that although Sri Lankaand Niger are close to the first and second in population numbers in the world, there is an overwhelming difference in "Population density".

Sri Lanka VS USA vs China vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Population density" in Sri Lanka with that in USA and China and Japan.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(Sri Lanka vs USA vs China vs Japan)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing "Population density" in USA and China and Japan and Sri Lanka.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
China1,397,715,000148.35[People/k㎡]
United States of America328,239,52335.71[People/k㎡]
Japan126,264,931347.07[People/k㎡]
Sri Lanka21,803,000345.56[People/k㎡]

From the above bar graph, we can see that "Sri Lanka's Population density" data is higher than China's, but lower than Japan's.

In particular, when compared to United States of America, Sri Lanka has 9.7 times more "Population density".

We can also see that the difference is 1 times that of Sri Lanka when compared to Japan.

Compare Sri Lanka more with other countries

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Where does Sri Lanka rank in the world in terms of the "Population density"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where Sri Lanka ranks in the world's "Population density".

Sri Lanka ranks 30th in the world in "Population density"

First, let's take a look at "Sri Lanka's Population density" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Population density" ranking chart.

The world Population density ranking chart:Sri Lanka ranks 30th
RankCountryPopulation density
[People/k㎡]
26Belgium377.38
27Puerto Rico360.02
28Philippines357.69
29Japan347.07
30Sri Lanka345.56
31Grenada327.81
32Marshall Islands324.52
33El Salvador309.88
34Viet Nam308.13
35Guam306.98

※Source:worldbank.org Details

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Population density", Sri Lanka ranks 30th out of 208 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that Sri Lanka is one of the top thirty countries in the world with a relatively high level of "Population density".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Population density" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 World ranking of "Population density"

World Average vs Sri Lanka vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Population density" with Sri Lanka.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Population density(World Average vs Sri Lanka vs Global Median)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

Chart comparing Population density in Sri Lanka with the world median (89) and average (359)
CountryPopulation density
Sri Lanka345.56[People/k㎡]
Average359[People/k㎡]
Median89[People/k㎡]

※Source:worldbank.org Details

From the table here, we can see that "Sri Lanka's Population density" is close to the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 89, we can see that Sri Lanka's Population density "345.55892202201[People/k㎡]" is higher (3.86 times) than the median.

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Title"Sri Lanka's Population density"
UnitPeople/k㎡
Period1961 to 2018
Lastmodified2021-03-20T10:55:04+0900
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Sourceworldbank.org - Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about "Sri Lanka's Population density"

What is the latest data on "Population density" in Sri Lanka?The latest "Population density" in Sri Lanka that we can find in 2021 is 345.56[People/k㎡]. This data is from the 2018 worldbank.org survey and is in unit of People/k㎡. More details.
By what percentage did "Population density" in Sri Lanka increase from the previous year?It has increased by 1.05% from the previous year (2017). And "Population density" in the previous year is 341.96[People/k㎡] Show the trend graph from 1961 to 2018.
When was the last year that Sri Lanka's "Population density" was at its highest?The year 2018 was the highest year. (345.56[People/k㎡])
When was the last year that Sri Lanka's "Population density" was at its lowest?The year 1961 was the lowest year. (161.24[People/k㎡])
How many times higher is "Sri Lanka's Population density" than in Japan?"Sri Lanka's Population density" is 1 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is Sri Lanka's ranking in the world for "Population density"?Sri Lanka is ranked 30th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Population density".
Which countries have a similar "Population density" to Sri Lanka?Japan (347[People/k㎡]) and Grenada (328[People/k㎡]) have very similar data.
How many times is "Population density" in Sri Lanka compared to the world average?It is 0.96 times lower than the world average.Find out more.
Is Sri Lanka's Population density higher than the world median? It is 3.86 times higher than the world median.