I was looking thru the latest statistics, and Sri Lanka has about 1 million more women than men. Women are the head of 23% of households, meaning there’s a lot of single or working mums. Made this infographic with available data. It’s more of an info layout really, but you get the point.
Sri Lanka’s sex ratio is about 0.9, meaning that there are around 897 men for every 1,000 women. Compare that to India (1.08), where there are around 1,080 men for every 1,000 women. That seems mundane, but it soon becomes 80,000 extra men per million and 800,000 extra per billion.
Sri Lanka’s population at 20.3 million does not make this a global issue, it’s just an interesting stat. Unlike India, there isn’t a wide practice of female infanticide and early investment in health and education meant that our population did not explode in any direction at all. Anyways, going through the numbers. This is just one thing that stuck out.
How do you say, where’s all the single men at? Oh right, Majestic City. Or any nightclub. Or anywhere. In statistical terms, Sri Lanka is a bit of a sausage party. Alternately, a testicle festival.