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High income OECD countries Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas

DEFINITION: Percentage of people living in urban areas. Data for 2003. Urban-rural classification of population in internationally published statistics follows the national census definition, which differs from one country or area to another. National definitions are usually based on criteria that may include any of the following: size of population in a locality, population density, distance between built-up areas, predominant type of economic activity, legal or administrative boundaries and urban characteristics such as specific services and facilities.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belgium 97% 2003
2 Iceland 93% 2003
=3 Israel 92% 2003
=3 Luxembourg 92% 2003
5 United Kingdom 89% 2003
6 Germany 88% 2003
7 Chile 87% 2003
8 New Zealand 86% 2003
9 Denmark 85% 2003
10 Sweden 83% 2003
=11 United States 80% 2003
=11 South Korea 80% 2003
=11 Canada 80% 2003
14 Norway 79% 2003
=15 Spain 76% 2003
=15 France 76% 2003
17 Czech Republic 74% 2003
18 Estonia 69% 2003
19 Switzerland 68% 2003
20 Italy 67% 2003
=21 Austria 66% 2003
=21 Netherlands 66% 2003
23 Japan 65% 2003
24 Poland 62% 2003
=25 Greece 61% 2003
=25 Finland 61% 2003
27 Ireland 60% 2003
28 Slovakia 57% 2003
29 Portugal 55% 2003
30 Slovenia 51% 2003

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High income OECD countries Compared by People > Percentage living in urban areas

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