Sri Lanka's Total population(Comparison Chart)

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Sri Lanka's Total population (Transition,Comparison)

Let's get to know "Sri Lanka's Total population" using Graphs and Charts.

What does "Total population" mean?Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Sri Lanka's Total population(2021)

Sri Lanka's latest "Total population" is 22,008,000.(2021's Research)

Sri Lanka's latest Total population(2021)
CountryTotal population
Sri Lanka22,008,000

※ Details
The newest updated about survey by for 2021.
(Confirmed on April 28, 2022, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of Sri Lanka's Total population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "22,008,000" Total population in Sri Lanka changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Total population" in Sri Lanka from 1960 to 2021.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1960 to 2021 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the GDP.

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

Changes in the global ranking of Sri Lanka's "Total population" (full history)

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

The entire history of Sri Lanka's world ranking from 1960 to 2021 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 "Total population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the Sri Lanka' Total population graph above.

Transition Chart Of Sri Lanka's Total population(1960 - 2021)

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Total population

Also below is a list of "Sri Lanka's Total population" from 1960 to 2021. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on Sri Lanka's Total population(1960 to 2021) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Total population9,874,476.0010,111,637.0010,352,179.0010,597,511.0010,849,975.0011,110,820.0011,380,670.0011,657,650.0011,937,600.0012,214,956.0012,485,740.0012,747,821.0013,002,231.0013,252,036.0013,501,935.0013,755,146.0014,012,899.0014,273,495.0014,533,690.0014,788,862.0015,035,834.0015,272,831.0015,501,207.0015,724,651.0015,948,487.0016,176,280.0016,408,859.0016,643,952.0016,878,189.0017,106,753.0017,325,773.0017,535,729.0017,736,821.0017,924,823.0018,094,477.0018,242,912.0018,367,288.0018,470,900.0018,564,599.0018,663,284.0018,777,601.0018,911,730.0019,062,482.0019,224,037.0019,387,153.0019,544,988.0019,695,972.0019,842,044.0019,983,984.0020,123,508.0020,261,737.0020,398,670.0020,425,000.0020,585,000.0020,778,000.0020,970,000.0021,203,000.0021,444,000.0021,670,000.0021,803,000.0021,919,000.0022,008,000.00

Looking at the above graph of "Sri Lanka's Total population", we can see that the data for 2021, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 89000 more than the previous year, 2020, which means "Total population" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1960, the year with the lowest data "Total population", there is a 2.23-fold difference, showing how "Total population" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for the average life expectancy, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Sri Lanka's Average life expectancy

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

How high or low is "Sri Lanka's Total population"?

Comparing Total population in Sri Lanka, Niger and Burkina Faso

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

Comparison Bar Graph Of Total population(Sri Lanka vs Niger vs Burkina Faso )

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A chart comparing Total population in Niger and Burkina Faso, which have similar populations to Sri Lanka.
CountryTotal population
Sri Lanka22,008,000
Burkina Faso21,497,000

Looking at the table above comparing Total population, we see that

Sri Lanka VS USA vs China vs Japan

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

Bar graph showing "Total population" in Sri Lanka compared to USA and China and Japan

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A chart comparing "Total population" in USA and China and Japan and Sri Lanka.
CountryTotal population
United States of America331,353,000
Sri Lanka22,008,000

From the above bar graph, we can see that among Sri Lanka, China and United States of America and Japan, Sri Lanka has the lowest value

In particular, the data is 63.9 times lower than that of China, 15.1 times lower than that of United States of America.

Compare Sri Lanka more with other countries

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Where does Sri Lanka rank in the world in terms of the "Total population"?

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

Sri Lanka ranks 57th in the world in "Total population"

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

The world Total population ranking chart:Sri Lanka ranks 57th
RankCountryTotal population
53Côte d'Ivoire27,054,000
55Korea, Democratic People's Republic of25,887,000
57Sri Lanka22,008,000
58Burkina Faso21,497,000

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Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Total population", Sri Lanka ranks 57th out of 210 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that Sri Lanka is one of the countries in the world with a relatively high level of "Total population".

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

Top 10 Countries by "Total population"

For more detailed ranking of the world's highest "Total population", please refer to the entire list here.
➡ Ranking of the world's highest "Total population"

World Average vs Sri Lanka vs Global Median

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

Comparison Bar Chart Of Total population(World Average vs Sri Lanka vs Global Median)

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Chart comparing Total population in Sri Lanka with the world median (6,873,500) and average (37,155,100)
CountryTotal population
Sri Lanka22,008,000

※ Details

From the table here, we can see that "Sri Lanka's Total population" is 15,147,100 lower than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 6,873,500, we can see that Sri Lanka's Total population "22008000" is higher (3.2 times) than the median.

License and DataSet
Title"Sri Lanka's Total population"
Period1960 to 2021
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - ( 1 ) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. ( 2 ) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, ( 3 ) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, ( 4 ) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot ( various years ), ( 5 ) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and ( 6 ) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme. - "Population, total". Published online at

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Frequently Asked Questions about "Sri Lanka's Total population"

What is the latest data on "Total population" in Sri Lanka?The latest "Total population" in Sri Lanka that we can find in 2022 is 22,008,000. This data is from the 2021 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Total population" in Sri Lanka increase from the previous year?It has increased by 0.41% from the previous year (2020). And "Total population" in the previous year is 21,919,000.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2021.
When was the last year that Sri Lanka's "Total population" was at its highest?The year 2021 was the highest year. (22,008,000.00)
When was the last year that Sri Lanka's "Total population" was at its lowest?The year 1960 was the lowest year. (9,874,476.00)
How many times higher is "Sri Lanka's Total population" than in Japan?"Sri Lanka's Total population" is 0.18 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is Sri Lanka's ranking in the world for "Total population"?Sri Lanka is ranked 57th in the world.View the world ranking table of "Total population".
Which countries have a similar "Total population" to Sri Lanka?Niger (25,131,000) and Burkina Faso (21,497,000) have very similar data.
How many times is "Total population" in Sri Lanka compared to the world average?It is 0.59 times lower than the world average.Find out more.
Is Sri Lanka's Total population higher than the world median? It is 3.2 times higher than the world median.