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Fast facts on UNICEF's work for children and women in Sri Lanka.

Demographic

* Total Population (Million) [2012] 20.2
* Percentage of population below 18 years [2012]      
 30
* Annual population growth rate [2012]  0.9
* Life expectancy at birth (Avg Years) [2012]  75.1
* Crude birth rate (per 1000 persons) [2012]  17.5
* Crude death rate (per 1000 persons) [2012]  6.0
* Labour force participation rate [2012]  52.6
* Unemployment rate [2012]  4.0

 

 Economic Development

 * GDP per capita [2012]  USD 2922
 * Growth of GDP [2012]  6.3
 * Inflation [2012]  7.6
 * Sectoral composition of GDP [2012]%  
    - Agriculture  11.1
    - Industry  29.3
    - Services  59.5
 * Government budget deficit (as a % of GDP)           
 - 6.9

 

 Health and nutrition

* Infant mortality rate (per 1000 births)
[2013]
 8.0
* Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000
live births) [2013]
 29
* Maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000
live births) [2013]
 10
* Percentage of infants born with low
birth weight
 18
* Percentage of under-five stunted [2012]                  
 13
* Percentage of under-five wasted [2012]  20
* Underweight children aged 6-59 months  24
* Overweight children aged 6-59 months  0.7
* Children under 1 yr. immunized (BCG,
DPT3, Polio3, Measles) , 2013 (%)           
 99
* Households consuming iodized salt ,
2009-2013 (%)
 92

 

Water and sanitation

* Percentage of population that uses
improved water resources [2012]                      
 94
* Percentage of population using improved
sanitation facilities [2012]                                          
 92
* Access to safe drinking water [2013]  88.7
* Access to pipe borne water [2013]  44.3

 

Education

* Adult literacy rate (10 years and above) [2012]      
 95.6
* Pupil/teacher [2013]  18
* Net enrolment rate for primary schools [2012]  98.4
* Primary survival rate [2009-2012]  97
* Progression to university from GCE (A/L)
–Eligible for university admission
 63
* Admission to university as a percentage of
those eligible for university admission
 1.8

 

 Child protection

* Youth unemployment rate [2012]  18.5
* Percentage of children aged 5-17 engaged
in child labour
 2.5
* Percentage of children aged 5-17 engaged
in hazardous child labour                     
 1.5
* Percentage of child marriages (Married by 15)
[2005-2013]
 2
* Percentage of child marriages (Married by 18)
[2005-2013]
 12
* Minimum age for criminal responsibility (years)    
 8

 

Physical and social Infrastructure

* Percentage of HH using electricity for
lighting [2012]
 87
* Percentage of HH using kerosene for
lighting [2012]
 12
* Percentage of HH having a radio [2012]  69
* Percentage of HH having a television [2012]          
 78.7
* Percentage of HH with access to internet
within the HH [2012]
 11.4
* Percentage of HH with access to internet
from elsewhere [2012]                            
9.2

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