Businesses in Moratuwa


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 29%
 Professional Services: 10.8%
 Industry: 7.5%
 Hotels & Travel: 6.9%
 Restaurants: 6.4%
 Food: 6%
 Education: 5.9%
 Other: 27.6%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Car repair244.10.2
Beauty salons284.20.2
Public administration223.60.1
Higher education (colleges and universities)574.70.4
Secondary education284.70.2
Loan companies333.90.2
Grocery stores and supermarkets254.00.2
General contractors234.50.1
Real estate323.50.2
Buses and trains254.50.2
Other accommodation344.00.2
Travel agencies204.20.1
Construction of buildings164.20.1
Health and medical394.20.2
Buddhist temples184.20.1
Clothing stores294.00.2
Department stores204.10.1
Electronics stores324.10.2
Furniture stores314.20.2
Hardware stores334.00.2
Household appliances and goods334.20.2
Office supplies and stationery stores234.40.1
Pharmacies and drug stores163.60.1
Fitness centers164.00.1
Area of Moratuwa, Western Province19.7 km²
Male Population77,045 (49.2%)
Female Population79,621 (50.8%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +20.6%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 -5.7%
Median Age31.8
Male Median Age30.4
Female Median Age33.1
Area Codes11
NeighborhoodsIdama, Katubedda, Koralawella, Lakshapathiya North, Lunawa, Molpe, Moratumulla East, Moratuwella North, Rawatawatta, Rawathawatta East, Rawathawatta South, Rawathawatta West
Local TimeWednesday 2:24 PM
TimezoneIndia Standard Time
Weather31.0°C scattered clouds
Lat & Lng6.773° / 79.8816°
Postal Codes10400

Moratuwa, Western Province - Map

Moratuwa, Western Province Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density6,604 / km²8,423 / km²8,446 / km²7,964 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Moratuwa Population change from 2000 to 2015

Decrease of 5.7% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Moratuwa, Western Province+20.6%-5.4%-5.7%
Sri Lanka+50.8%+19.8%+10.4%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Moratuwa, Western Province Median Age

Median Age: 31.8 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Moratuwa, Western Province31.8 years33.1 years30.4 years
Colombo32.2 years33 years31.4 years
Sri Lanka30.5 years31.1 years29.8 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Moratuwa, Western Province Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 55,4515,29410,746
85 Plus000
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Moratuwa, Western Province Population Density

Population Density: 7,964 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Moratuwa, Western Province156,66519.7 km²7,964 / km²
Colombo2.3 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

Moratuwa, Western Province Historical Population

Estimated Population from 1700 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 Moratuwa
 Katubedda: 15.6%
 Idama: 12.2%
 Lakshapathiya North: 6%
 Other: 66.2%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Moratuwa
 Area Code 11: 60.7%
 Area Code 77: 22.5%
 Area Code 71: 11.9%
 Other: 4.8%

Business distribution by price for Moratuwa, Western Province

 Inexpensive: 62%
 Moderate: 32.9%
 Expensive: 5.1%

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

Moratuwa, Western Province CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Moratuwa, Western Province223,293 t1.43 t11,351 t/km²
Colombo3,251,747 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

Moratuwa, Western Province CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)223,293 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita1.43 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)11,351 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).

Moratuwa, Western Province

Moratuwa is a large suburb of Colombo city, on the southwestern coast of Sri Lanka, near Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. It is situated on the Galle–Colombo (Galle road) main highway, 18 km south of Colombo city centre. Moratuwa is surrounded on three sides ..  ︎  Moratuwa Wikipedia Page

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