When was the last census in Sri Lanka?

When was the last census in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka has a long history of census taking. The first scientific census was conducted in 1871. Since then censuses have been conducted, once in ten years with certain exceptions. The last census was conducted in 1981.

What is Population Census records?

A Population Census is the official enumeration of all persons in a country at a specified time. The enumeration also implies the collection, compilation, evaluation, analysis, publication and dissemination of demographic, social and economic statistics relating to the population.

What is the literacy rate in Sri Lanka 2012?

95.7 percent
4.1 Literacy rate and Language ability According to the results shown in the Table 8 literacy rate of the population aged 10 years and above in Sri Lanka stands at 95.7 percent. The corresponding rates for males and females are 96.9 and 94.6 percent respectively.

What is the population of Sri Lanka 2021?

21.497 million
The population of Sri lanka is projected at 21,497,310 or 21.497 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in Sri lanka is projected at 21,413,249 or 21.413 million people for the year 2020. Sri lanka ranks number 58th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories.

What is the percentage of Sri Lankan population?

Sri Lanka population is equivalent to 0.27% of the total world population. Sri Lanka ranks number 58 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population. The population density in Sri Lanka is 341 per Km2 (884 people per mi2).

When was the first census in Sri Lanka?

27th March 1871
The first scientific census in Sri Lanka was conducted on 27th March 1871 by the then Registrar General’s Office. In fact Sri Lanka has the longest history of Census takings among SAARC countries. Since 1871, censuses were conducted, usually in every 10 years with certain exceptions.

What is the first school in Sri Lanka?

Royal College
Royal College is the first public school in Sri Lanka and is often referred to as the “Eton of Sri Lanka”….Royal College, Colombo.

Royal College
Motto Floreat (Latin) Disce aut discede (Latin)
Established January 1836
Founder Sir Robert Wilmot-Horton
Principal M.V.S. Gunathilaka

How many schools are in Sri Lanka?

10,155 government
Currently (as of 2021) there are 10,155 government schools (373 national schools and 9,782 provincial schools) with a student population of 4.2 million and 235,924 teachers, 736 Pirivenas and also 104 private schools with 127,968 students.

What is the population in Sri Lanka in 2022?

The current population of Sri Lanka is 21,584,868 as of Thursday, June 2, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

What is Sri Lanka population in 2022?

The current population of Sri Lanka is 21,587,560 as of Monday, June 13, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

What percentage of Sri Lankan population is Tamil?

According to the 2012 census there were 2,270,924 Sri Lankan Tamils in Sri Lanka, 11.2% of the population. Sri Lankan Tamils constitute an overwhelming majority of the population in the Northern Province and are the largest ethnic group in the Eastern Province. They are minority in other provinces.

How many Sinhalese are in Australia?

The main languages spoken at home by Sri Lanka-born people in Australia were Sinhalese (54,762), Tamil (27,348) and English (25,352).

What is the oldest language in Sri Lanka?

The oldest record of the Sinhala language dates back to the 6th century BCE in the form of inscriptions on pottery. It is believed to have been brought to Sri Lanka by colonists from northern India around the 5th century BCE. Modern Sinhala is thought to have developed in the 12th century CE.