Businesses in Colombo


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 25.1%
 Professional Services: 13.5%
 Hotels & Travel: 8.6%
 Restaurants: 8.2%
 Industry: 6.3%
 Education: 5.3%
 Other: 32.9%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car repair2584.00.8
Beauty salons1734.10.5
Public administration4364.01.4
Higher education (colleges and universities)3294.41.0
Secondary education2504.30.8
Loan companies5094.01.6
Grocery stores and supermarkets2533.90.8
Real estate2684.30.8
Hotels and motels2724.30.9
Other accommodation4714.21.5
Travel agencies4134.11.3
Construction of buildings2984.20.9
Health and medical3474.01.1
Advertising and marketing1664.40.5
Corporate management3404.31.1
Clothing stores3464.11.1
Department stores3104.21.0
Electronics stores7654.22.4
Hardware stores2354.00.7
Household appliances and goods1884.00.6
Office supplies and stationery stores8964.22.8
Area of Colombo, Western Province37.3 km²
Male Population159,492 (50.4%)
Female Population156,823 (49.6%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 -18.3%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 -18.1%
Median Age29.3
Male Median Age28.8
Female Median Age29.8
Area Codes11
NeighborhoodsCinnamon Gardens, Colombo 02, Colombo 03, Colombo 04, Colombo 05, Colombo 06, Colombo 08, Colombo 10, Colombo 11, Colombo 12
Local TimeThursday 10:33 AM
TimezoneIndia Standard Time
Weather31.0°C clear sky
Lat & Lng6.93194° / 79.84778°
Postal Codes0000000100002000070000900More

Colombo, Western Province - Map

Colombo, Western Province Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density10,375 / km²11,387 / km²10,346 / km²8,478 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Colombo Population change from 2000 to 2015

Decrease of 18.1% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Colombo, Western Province-18.3%-25.5%-18.1%
Kŏḷamba District+51.9%+12.9%+6.4%
Sri Lanka+50.8%+19.8%+10.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Colombo, Western Province Median Age

Median Age: 29.3 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Colombo, Western Province29.3 years29.8 years28.8 years
Kŏḷamba District32.2 years33 years31.4 years
Sri Lanka30.5 years31.1 years29.8 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Colombo, Western Province Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 513,57713,56927,146
85 Plus000
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Colombo, Western Province Population Density

Population Density: 8,478 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Colombo, Western Province316,31537.3 km²8,478 / km²
Kŏḷamba District2.3 million683.3 km²3,368 / km²
Sri Lanka20.5 million66,197.2 km²309.2 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Colombo, Western Province Historical Population

Estimated Population from 1600 to 2015
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Colombo
 Colombo 03: 10%
 Colombo 06: 8%
 Colombo 05: 8%
 Colombo 10: 7.7%
 Cinnamon Gardens: 7.1%
 Colombo 04: 6%
 Colombo 08: 5.3%
 Other: 47.8%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Colombo
 Area Code 11: 73.2%
 Area Code 77: 18.5%
 Other: 8.3%

Business distribution by price for Colombo, Western Province

 Inexpensive: 49.6%
 Moderate: 41%
 Expensive: 9%
 Very Expensive: 0.5%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Colombo, Western Province CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Colombo, Western Province410,510 t1.3 t11,002 t/km²
Kŏḷamba District3,251,747 t1.41 t4,759 t/km²
Sri Lanka20,947,851 t1.02 t316.4 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Colombo, Western Province CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)410,510 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita1.3 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)11,002 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
FloodHigh (7)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Colombo, Western Province

Colombo (Sinhala: කොළඹ, pronounced [ˈkəlɐmbɞ]; Tamil: கொழும்பு) is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo has a population of 5.6 million metropolitan area, and 752,993 in the City proper..  ︎  Colombo Wikipedia Page

Postal Codes

Percentage of businesses by Postal Codes in Colombo
 Postal Code 00700: 17%
 Postal Code 00500: 15.8%
 Postal Code 01000: 11.6%
 Postal Code 00300: 11%
 Postal Code 00400: 6.5%
 Postal Code 00600: 5.4%
 Postal Code 00200: 5.1%
 Other: 27.5%

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