Demography
Population
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ADMINISTRATIVE AREA
1,280 ha
Density
60 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.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Language competency

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

Data showing the multinational language skills of ethnic group in 2012 in the Matara Municipal Council.

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Gender distribution by age

Source - Department of Census & Statistics - 2012

Statistics of Gender Distribution by Age

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

Source - Department of Census & Statistics - 2012

Composition of the Ethnic Profile by Urban Area, District & Province

Migration to city limits by years of residents

Source - Department of Census and Statistics

The total male resident population in the Matara Municipal Council area is 35084, the total female resident population is 39109 out of which the total male migrant population is 4607 and the total female migrant population is 6721.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.

Computer literacy - ( Population aged 10 years and above )

Source - Department of Census & Statistics - 2012

Population aged 10 years and above according to computer literacy, Age & Sex - 2012

Highest Level of Education achieved by Gender

Source - Department of Census & Statistics - 2012

The Population aged over 25 according to attainment of Highest Education

Thematic maps

Matara Municipal area: 

Matara Municipal Council covers an area of 1,280 hectares. (Data Source _ Survey Department)

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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
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Built-Up
(ha)
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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.

 

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