Demography
Population
32000
ADMINISTRATIVE AREA
172.07 ha
Density
140.45 persons / ha

A city is a large human settlement. People are the main driving force in a city. The dynamism of a city is dependent  on people and their behaviour. A preliminary understanding of the composition and diverse capabilities of the populations in a city should be the key to a successful urban study.

Predictions made by identifying demographic and composition patterns of the population within the existing physical boundary will create a well-planned livable  city.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Gender distribution by age

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

Out of the total population within the Bandarawela Municipal Council limits, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Composition of the Ethnic Profile - by Urban Area, District and Province

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

According to the Census Survey conducted in 2012, within the Bandarawela Municipal Council limits Sinhalese, Tamils and Moors, the main ethnic groups constitute.

Migration to city limits by years of residents

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

The total male resident population in the Bandarawela Municipal Council area is 11460, the total female resident population is 12708 out of which the total male migrant population is 2381 and the total female migrant population is 2903. According to that the amount of female inmigrants are comparatively higher than the male inmigrants..

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Education

Education has always been a significant element in societal development. The development of education facilities contributes substantially to the development in an urban area.

As a developing country it is crucial to address poverty in order to attain the development goals. Education plays a major role in poverty reduction. Presently, several global cities have been implementing the concept of smart city to improve the quality of life of the society, including in the field of education.

Good educational institutions and coverage enables a population to have decent livelihoods be they self employed or part of the workforce. Understanding how a city provides primary, secondary and tertiary eductional as well as skill development through vocational centres could provide some pointers to how well a city is doing or where it needs to develop further.

Category of Educational attainment by Gender( aged 3 - 24 years )

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

The above age group in Bandarawela MC around half of the of people who are in age 3 to 24 are attending schools.

Environment

A city needs to have an environment that is habitable and conducive with appropriate spaces for people who use the city, while also being resilient in the face of increasing climate risk.

Aspects such as a cities’ air and water quality, quality of the built environment as well as the aesthetic and historic aspects in the city are things we need to look at. However, in the light of increasing disaster risk, managing climate change impact in the light of current urbanisation patterns becomes a key concern, and thus land use planning in a city needs to take this into account.

SDG targets 11.4 (safeguarding cultural and natural heritage) and 11.5 (reducing impacts of disasters, especially floods), 11.6 (air quality and waste) and  11.7 (safe, open and green spaces for all groups) all emphasize that for a city to be sustainable, these aspects need to be considered.

Annual average air temperature at observation stations

Source - Department of Meteorology

Here is the change in the annual values of air temprature from 2006 to 2013. According to the Bandarawela Observatory station, air temprature in the area is calculated separately for each month and more information can be downloaded from the following detailed statistics.

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Thematic maps

 

Bandarawela Municipal area: 

Bandarawela Municipal Council covers an area of 172.07 hectares. (Data Source _ Survey Department)

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Bandarawela Municipal and provincial Council area: 

Bandarawela Municipal Council covers an area of 172.07 hectares and Provincial Council area covers 6833.89 hectares. (Data Source _ Survey Department)

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Roads in Bandarawela area: 

This shows the road network within the limits of Bandarawela Municipal Council and Pradeshiya Sabha (Data Source _ SOSLC Project)

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Buildings in Bandarawela MC area: 

This shows the Buildings  within the limits of Bandarawela Municipal Council (Data Source _ SOSLC Project)

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Proper management of land, a scarce resource, can bring about many benefits. This is of great importance especially in urban areas.

 

It is timely to figure out how land is allocated and being used for what purpose in our cities today. In order to create well planned cities with a futuristic vision, having a better understanding of current land use is imperative.

 

Land use maps are categorized into 36 sub-categories under two types – built-up and non built-up. The extent of land in each of these sub categories are indicated below.

 

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Built-Up
Total
Built-Up
116 (ha)
  • Low Rise
    • 10
  • Retail
    • 15
    Office
    • 5
    Mixed Retail-Residential
    • 8
    Banks
    • 4
  • Education
    • School 6
    Health
    • Hospital 2
    • Dispensary 1
    Government
    • 2
  • Factory
    • 1
    Landfill
    • 2
  • Bus Terminus
    • 2
    Rail Terminus
    • 3
    Parking
    • 1
    Roads
    • 20
    Rail Road
    • 5
  • Playground
    • 1
    Cemetery
    • 2
  • Religious
    • Temple/Shrine 5
    • Church 2
    • Mosque 1
    Archeologic
    • 1
    • 1
Non-Built-Up
Total
Non-Built-Up
55 (ha)
    • 20
    • 5
    • 3
    • 2
    • 12
    • 9
    • 4

 

Proper management of land, a scarce resource, can bring about many benefits. This is of great importance especially in urban areas.

 

It is timely to figure out how land is allocated and being used for what purpose in our cities today. In order to create well planned cities with a futuristic vision, having a better understanding of current land use is imperative.

 

Land use maps are categorized into 36 sub-categories under two types – built-up and non built-up. The extent of land in each of these sub categories are indicated below.

 

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Urban expansion statistics
Bandarawela Municipal Council ( km 2 )
Overall Growth rate 1995 - 2017 %
Urban change 1995 - 2017
TOTAL AOI 0