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Housing

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Population and Housing data by district from  Sample Tabulations

                   

 


Population by Religion according to District and Sector (Provisional)

District and Sector

Total no. of persons

Religion

Buddhist

Hindu

Islam

Roman Catholic

Other Christian

Other

Colombo

2,234,146

1,573,329

196,238

243,278

173,555

43,986

3,760

100.0

70.42

8.78

10.89

7.77

1.97

0.17

Urban

1,221,761

639,360

183,001

223,430

138,238

34,651

3,081

Rural

1,005,071

932,235

8,682

19,845

34,749

8,886

674

Estate

7,314

1,734

4,555

3

568

449

5

Gampaha

2,066,096

1,479,246

42,575

94,325

420,791

27,913

1,246

100.0

71.60

2.06

4.57

20.37

1.35

0.06

Urban

301,689

121,718

19,972

26,382

124,342

9,012

263

Rural

1,763,838

1,357,139

22,508

67,940

296,405

18,863

983

Estate

569

389

95

3

44

38

0

Kalutara

1,060,800

890,453

35,966

94,865

34,827

4,298

391

100.0

83.94

3.39

8.94

3.28

0.41

0.04

Urban

112,715

69,832

1,248

35,397

5,622

586

30

Rural

913,199

813,692

9,322

59,266

27,824

2,783

312

Estate

34,886

6,929

25,396

202

1,381

929

49

Kandy

1,272,463

930,644

135,708

173,837

22,345

9,336

593

100.0

73.14

10.66

13.66

1.76

0.73

0.05

Urban

156,923

95,288

18,719

33,008

7,212

2,402

294

Rural

1,023,092

823,377

43,310

139,693

10,933

5,524

255

Estate

92,448

11,979

73,679

1,136

4,200

1,410

44

Matale

442,427

349,889

42,893

39,993

8,102

1,466

84

100.0

79.08

9.69

9.04

1.83

0.33

0.02

Urban

36,352

16,301

7,581

10,838

1,198

423

11

Rural

384,209

331,496

17,042

28,736

6,018

883

34

Estate

21,866

2,092

18,270

419

886

160

39

Nuwara Eliya

700,083

276,427

359,336

20,000

32,919

10,649

752

100.0

39.48

51.33

2.86

4.70

1.52

0.11

Urban

43,050

17,624

15,533

5,222

3,649

949

73

Rural

283,870

237,478

29,074

10,915

4,268

1,933

202

Estate

373,163

21,325

314,729

3,863

25,002

7,767

477

Galle

990,539

931,656

15,356

35,870

4,304

3,050

303

100.0

94.06

1.55

3.62

0.43

0.31

0.03

Urban

110,654

84,671

1,255

23,568

905

224

31

Rural

862,880

841,070

4,898

12,218

2,603

1,966

125

Estate

17,005

5,915

9,203

84

796

860

147

Matara

761,236

715,883

17,902

22,730

2,747

1,870

104

100.0

94.04

2.35

2.99

0.36

0.25

0.01

Urban

64,539

53,132

395

10,468

344

184

16

Rural

676,533

658,270

4,197

12,096

1,088

803

79

Estate

20,164

4,481

13,310

166

1,315

883

9

Hambantota

525,370

508,922

1,427

13,100

882

955

84

100.0

96.87

0.27

2.49

0.17

0.18

0.02

Urban

21,671

15,075

469

5,832

142

129

24

Rural

502,268

492,811

784

7,147

646

821

59

Estate

1,431

1,036

174

121

94

5

1

Jaffna

-

Mannar

*

Vavuniya

*

Mullaitivu

-

Kilinochchi

-

Batticaloa

*

Ampara

589,344

231,101

101,609

245,285

7,968

3,156

225

100.0

39.21

17.24

41.62

1.35

0.54

0.04

Urban

112,422

17,147

24,264

67,373

2,474

1,155

9

Rural

476,922

213,954

77,345

177,912

5,494

2,001

216

Trincomalee

*

Kurunegala

1,452,369

1,291,654

14,022

99,677

39,973

6,719

324

100.0

88.93

0.97

6.86

2.75

0.46

0.02

Urban

34,719

24,315

2,493

5,589

1,922

362

38

Rural

1,410,904

1,264,533

8,234

94,074

37,617

6,168

278

Estate

6,746

2,806

3,295

14

434

189

8

Puttalam

705,342

304,009

30,395

133,697

230,336

6,677

228

100.0

43.10

4.31

18.95

32.66

0.95

0.03

Urban

65,072

8,247

6,212

29,456

20,523

604

30

Rural

638,728

294,952

23,857

104,232

209,437

6,052

198

Estate

1,542

810

326

9

376

21

0

Anuradhapura

746,466

672,223

4,363

61,552

6,255

1,943

130

100.0

90.05

0.58

8.25

0.84

0.26

0.02

Urban

56,632

50,520

701

3,950

1,245

196

20

Rural

689,834

621,703

3,662

57,602

5,010

1,747

110

Polonnaruwa

359,197

320,675

6,697

27,501

3,600

561

163

100.0

89.28

1.86

7.66

1.00

0.16

0.05

Rural

359,197

320,675

6,697

27,501

3,600

561

163

Badulla

774,555

554,810

160,147

42,499

12,353

4,530

216

100.0

71.63

20.68

5.49

1.59

0.58

0.03

Urban

52,474

33,797

7,876

8,672

1,461

628

40

Rural

565,242

507,683

19,978

31,692

4,335

1,463

91

Estate

156,839

13,330

132,293

2,135

6,557

2,439

85

Moneragala

396,173

373,989

11,916

8,145

1,482

609

32

100.0

94.40

3.01

2.06

0.37

0.15

0.01

Rural

387,949

373,303

5,003

8,076

1,002

533

32

Estate

8,224

686

6,913

69

480

76

0

Ratnapura

1,008,164

871,300

99,587

21,818

10,643

4,507

309

100.0

86.42

9.88

2.16

1.06

0.45

0.03

Urban

58,371

44,663

4,166

7,416

1,561

529

36

Rural

847,896

811,775

17,699

12,838

3,916

1,530

138

Estate

101,897

14,862

77,722

1,564

5,166

2,448

135

Kegalle

779,774

660,494

52,883

52,872

8,889

4,487

149

100.0

84.70

6.78

6.78

1.14

0.58

0.02

Urban

17,430

14,926

411

785

981

313

14

Rural

706,726

638,311

8,375

51,793

4,738

3,419

90

Estate

55,618

7,257

44,097

294

3,170

755

45

Total

16,864,544

12,936,704

1,329,020

1,431,044

1,021,971

136,712

9,093

100.0

76.71

7.88

8.49

6.06

0.81

0.05

Urban

2,466,474

1,306,616

294,296

497,386

311,819

52,347

4,010

Rural

13,498,358

11,534,457

310,667

923,576

659,683

65,936

4,039

Estate

899,712

95,631

724,057

10,082

50,469

18,429

1,044

- In Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts, no enumeration was done.


* In Mannar District, out of 5 D.S. Divisions only one was enumerated partially. In Vavuniya District, out of 4 D.S. Divisions, one was enumerated completly and 2 were enumerated partially. In Batticaloa District, out of 12 D.S. Divisions, 5 were enumerated completely and 6 were enumerated partially. In Trincomalee District, out of 11 D.S. Divisions, 7 were enumerated completely and two were enumerated partially. The data are not included for these districts due to incomplete enumeration.