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Table 2 Socio-demographic profile of the two districts

From: Effectiveness of a serological tool to predict malaria transmission intensity in an elimination setting

Socio-demographic factor Kurunegala district Moneragala district
Area 4,816 km2 5,636 km2
Percentage from the total population of Sri Lanka (2012) 7.9% 2.2%
Population growth factor (2001–2012) 0.97 1.21
Population density Persons/km2 (2012) 350 82
Urban population 1.9% -
Rural population 97.7% 98.1%
Estate population 0.5% 1.9%
Number of housing units (2014) 2100 460
Percentage of houses with electricity 85.1% 69.4%
Percentage acquired higher education 18.5% 11.4%
Percentage not ever attended a school 3.7% 7.8%
Literacy 94% 91%
Labour force participation 57.8% 63.7%
Percentage of males in the labour force 78.1% 81.8%
Percentage of females in the labour force 41.2% 46.9%
Percentage of the labour force in agriculture 35.0% 56.9%
Percentage of the labour force in industries 26.6% 13.0%
Percentage of the labour force in government/private sector services 38.4% 30.1%
Economically active percentage population (male/female) 60.8%, 39.2% 61.8%, 38.2%
  1. Source: Labour Force Survey 2014, Annual Report and Final Report on Population Census 2012; Department of Census and Statistics, Sri Lanka