Country: Sri Lanka
Languages Spoken: Sinhala and Tamil
Fast facts
In the 2011 Census 23,704 people (0.34% of the NSW population) identified their birthplace as Sri Lanka in comparison to 19,088 in the 2006 Census.

About the Srilankan community

Country and community profiles for Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan community in Australia include:

An overview of Sri Lanka-born migrants demographics, permanent and temporary visas granted, permanent departures, and a state and territory summary.

A historical background to Sri Lanka-born people, and their current geographical distribution, age and sex, ancestry, language, religion, arrival, citizenship, median income, qualifications and employment.

A summary of Sri Lanka-born people’s health in Australia, health beliefs and practices, social determinants of health, and utilisation of health services in Australia.

Want to work with the Srilankan community?

The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service can help.