Demography
Population
9
ADMINISTRATIVE AREA
380ha ha
Density
17 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

Gender Distribution

Source - Resource profile Divisional secretariat office Kuliyapitiya (west)

According to the population of the Kuliyapitiya Municipal Council area, it appears that the female population is higher than the male population.

Religion

Source - Resource profile Divisional secretariat office kuliyapitiya (west)

Considering the spread of religion in the city limits, it seems that the majority are Buddhists.Moreover, Catholics and Muslims have approximately the same number.

Ethnicity

Source - resource profile -divisional secrataraite office -Kuliyapitiya west

Considering the population distribution in the Kuliyapitiya urban area, it appears that the majority Sinhalese live in the area.Tamil and Muslim people seem to live equally within the city limits.

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

add discription

Computer literacy - ( Population aged 10 years and above )

Transport

Connectivity is central to key GoSL strategic aims: to promote economic growth, and to rebalance growth across the country’s 9 provinces. Higher the connectivity to any city, better is the urban growth in that city. 

Detailed information on key transport aspects including bus and rail transport, freight route maps, airports and logistic systems are aspects that should be considered for a city to be properly interconnected within the bigger system. One of the SDG targets 11.2 is about access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems, road safety, public transport, and if we are to move towards being sustainble, these need to be considered in tranpsort planning. Further, the needs of people in vulnerable situations, women and children, persons with disabilities and older persons should also be considered.

ICT coverage is another way of being connected and recent technological advances enable a city to be better connected through its access to ICTs as well.

Accident statistics in Police Divisions (Number of fatal casualties)

Economy

Cities are the primary drivers of economic development, therefore, Sri Lanka’s cities have a decisive role to play in driving the economy forward by catalysing high value-added economic activities, as the country strives to achieve upper middle-income country status.

According the latest Word Cities report, 80 per cent of global GDP is created by cities, despite their accounting for less than 60 per cent of the world’s population (UN-Habitat, 2016).

The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes the role of urban economy in shaping the future of the country. In this respect, Vision 2025 and Public Investment Programme (PIP) 2017-2020 lays out the urban policy priority actions: to promote western region as economic hub of the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, and to promote strategic city development to secondary urban spaces as provincial economic hubs. 

It is also interesting to see how competitive a city is, taking into account current and potential roles of governments, businesses and the private sector in the economic development of the city and urban settlements, best use of human capital,  and labour force participation, and existing skills and the job market etc. within demarcated territory. 

Average Monthly Income of a Family

Source - Resource profile Divisional secretariat office-kuliyapitiya (west)

Considering the income distribution within the Kuliyapitiya city limits, it appears that the lowest income group is very small compared to the population earning more than Rs. 10000.00.

Unemployment depends on the level of education

Source - Resource profile Divisional secretariat office kuliyapitiya (west)

Within the Kuliyapitiya Urban Council area It appears that no one who did not go to school was reported.It seems that those who pass the GCE Ordinary Level examination have a higher score compared to the population in the Advanced Level and higher education levels.

Employment based on education

Source - Resource profile Divisional secretariat office Kuliyapitiya (west)

According to the population of the Kuliyapitiya Urban Council area, the number of students who have passed the GCE Ordinary Level is high.The number of students passing the GCE Advanced Level examination is also significant. This is due to the popular schools and educational institutions around the city

Municipal Services

Municipal services is one of the key tasks an urban centre carries out fto ensure a functional living condition for its citizens.

The access to municipal services and the quality of their provision strongly influence the social, economic and environmental performance of a city as well as urban development.

Urban centres provide key services that underpin Sri Lanka’s socioeconomic development. Cities provide key government administration functions, such as vehicle registration services, access to social protection schemes, and a range of additional services (explored in detail in Chapter 9, urban governance in the SoSLC Report). Urban centres provide residents with health and education services: providing equitable access to quality healthcare and education. They also include services to facilitate social recreational activities and promote community cohesion, such as libraries, community centres and sports facilities. Ensuring quality services is a crucial component in securing an urban future for all Sri Lankans. 

Distribution of public facilities in the division

Source - Budget documents Urban Council Kuliyapitiya

This shows what are the public services within the city limits of Kuliyapitiya which covers an area of 3.8 sq. Km.

Thematic maps
Filter Map
Print
Filter Map
Legends

 

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.

 

Filter Map
Print
Filter Map
Legends
Built-Up
Total
Built-Up
(ha)
Non-Built-Up
Total
Non-Built-Up
(ha)

 

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.

 

Filter Map
Print
Filter Map
Legends
Urban expansion statistics
Kuliyapitiya Urban Council ( km 2 )
Overall Growth rate 1995 - 2017 %
Urban change 1995 - 2017
TOTAL AOI 0