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People > Density and urbanisation > Rural population growth > Annual %: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Qatar 7.71% 2009
2 Niger 3.81% 2009
3 Uganda 3.09% 2009
4 Jordan 3.04% 2009
5 Saudi Arabia 2.91% 2009
6 Burkina Faso 2.85% 2009
7 Iraq 2.82% 2009
8 East Timor 2.6% 2009
=9 Luxembourg 2.47% 2009
=9 Rwanda 2.47% 2009
11 Burundi 2.46% 2009
12 Liberia 2.45% 2009
13 Benin 2.42% 2009
14 Eritrea 2.37% 2009
15 Papua New Guinea 2.36% 2009
16 Tanzania 2.32% 2009
17 Belize 2.31% 2009
18 Comoros 2.3% 2009
19 Equatorial Guinea 2.29% 2009
20 Kenya 2.26% 2009
21 Zambia 2.25% 2009
22 United Arab Emirates 2.23% 2009
23 Ethiopia 2.22% 2009
24 Madagascar 2.17% 2009
=25 Afghanistan 2.16% 2009
=25 Senegal 2.16% 2009
27 Malawi 2.15% 2009
28 Guinea-Bissau 2.1% 2009
29 Solomon Islands 2.03% 2009
30 Chad 2.02% 2009
31 Oman 1.99% 2009
32 Mauritania 1.98% 2009
33 Vanuatu 1.94% 2009
34 Sierra Leone 1.91% 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.83% 2009
35 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.76% 2009
36 Syria 1.71% 2009
37 Bahrain 1.68% 2009
38 Tajikistan 1.66% 2009
39 Central African Republic 1.64% 2009
40 Guinea 1.63% 2009
41 Slovenia 1.62% 2009
42 Iceland 1.6% 2009
43 Somalia 1.59% 2009
44 Guatemala 1.56% 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.54% 2009
45 Mali 1.54% 2009
46 Pakistan 1.48% 2009
47 Uzbekistan 1.46% 2009
48 Kiribati 1.39% 2009
49 Israel 1.38% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.34% 2009
failed states average (profile) 1.31% 2009
50 French Polynesia 1.29% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.26% 2009
51 Togo 1.23% 2009
52 Antigua and Barbuda 1.22% 2009
53 Nepal 1.21% 2009
54 Kuwait 1.19% 2009
55 Libya 1.17% 2009
56 Honduras 1.1% 2009
57 Swaziland 1.08% 2009
58 Switzerland 1.04% 2009
=59 Cote d'Ivoire 1.02% 2009
=59 Mozambique 1.02% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 1.01% 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 1% 2009
=61 Marshall Islands 1% 2009
=61 Namibia 1% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.993% 2009
63 Saint Lucia 0.99% 2009
64 Norway 0.98% 2009
65 India 0.94% 2009
66 Guam 0.93% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.907% 2009
=67 Nigeria 0.89% 2009
=67 Aruba 0.89% 2009
=69 Congo, Republic of the 0.88% 2009
=69 Spain 0.88% 2009
=71 Azerbaijan 0.87% 2009
=71 Czech Republic 0.87% 2009
=73 Liechtenstein 0.86% 2009
=73 Cambodia 0.86% 2009
75 Ireland 0.84% 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.825% 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 0.8% 2009
76 Peru 0.78% 2009
77 Canada 0.77% 2009
78 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.76% 2009
79 Mongolia 0.75% 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 0.746% 2009
=80 The Gambia 0.73% 2009
=80 Sri Lanka 0.73% 2009
82 Bangladesh 0.72% 2009
83 San Marino 0.69% 2009
84 Nicaragua 0.67% 2009
85 Northern Mariana Islands 0.65% 2009
86 Sudan 0.64% 2009
=87 Ghana 0.57% 2009
=87 Kyrgyzstan 0.57% 2009
89 Vietnam 0.56% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 0.514% 2009
90 Angola 0.51% 2009
91 Turkmenistan 0.45% 2009
92 Morocco 0.44% 2009
=93 Australia 0.43% 2009
=93 New Caledonia 0.43% 2009
95 Armenia 0.41% 2009
96 Mauritius 0.4% 2009
97 Bolivia 0.38% 2009
=98 Cameroon 0.33% 2009
=98 Cyprus 0.33% 2009
100 Kazakhstan 0.32% 2009
=101 Italy 0.26% 2009
=101 Sweden 0.26% 2009
=101 Grenada 0.26% 2009
104 Colombia 0.25% 2009
105 Paraguay 0.24% 2009
106 New Zealand 0.2% 2009
107 Poland 0.17% 2009
108 Laos 0.15% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.122% 2009
109 Brunei 0.11% 2009
=110 Jamaica 0.1% 2009
=110 Seychelles 0.1% 2009
112 South Africa 0.06% 2009
113 Thailand 0.05% 2009
114 Tonga 0.04% 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 0.0207% 2009
115 Belgium 0.02% 2009
116 Trinidad and Tobago 0.0 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) -2.22e-17% 2009
Cold countries average (profile) -0.00667% 2009
117 Russia -0.03% 2009
118 The Bahamas -0.04% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) -0.0603% 2009
119 Burma -0.07% 2009
120 Cuba -0.09% 2009
121 Slovakia -0.1% 2009
122 Costa Rica -0.11% 2009
=123 Greece -0.12% 2009
=123 Lesotho -0.12% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) -0.12% 2009
125 United Kingdom -0.13% 2009
126 Estonia -0.14% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) -0.142% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) -0.18% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) -0.182% 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -0.186% 2009
127 Tunisia -0.19% 2009
Europe average (profile) -0.198% 2009
128 European Union -0.2% 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) -0.209% 2009
129 Guyana -0.21% 2009
130 Lebanon -0.22% 2009
131 Austria -0.24% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) -0.242% 2009
132 Bhutan -0.26% 2009
=133 Turkey -0.27% 2009
=133 Samoa -0.27% 2009
=135 El Salvador -0.29% 2009
=135 Zimbabwe -0.29% 2009
European Union average (profile) -0.302% 2009
137 Mexico -0.31% 2009
138 Philippines -0.34% 2009
=139 Moldova -0.35% 2009
=139 Algeria -0.35% 2009
141 Finland -0.36% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) -0.383% 2009
142 Botswana -0.42% 2009
143 France -0.43% 2009
=144 Suriname -0.47% 2009
=144 Cape Verde -0.47% 2009
=146 Fiji -0.49% 2009
=146 Germany -0.49% 2009
148 Sao Tome and Principe -0.5% 2009
149 Romania -0.53% 2009
150 Barbados -0.54% 2009
151 Japan -0.55% 2009
152 Latvia -0.57% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) -0.628% 2009
153 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -0.64% 2009
154 Faroe Islands -0.65% 2009
155 Croatia -0.66% 2009
156 United States -0.69% 2009
157 Maldives -0.71% 2009
158 Ukraine -0.73% 2009
159 Dominica -0.76% 2009
160 Serbia and Montenegro -0.79% 2009
161 Albania -0.83% 2009
=162 Ecuador -0.88% 2009
=162 Lithuania -0.88% 2009
164 Uruguay -0.98% 2009
165 Dominican Republic -1.05% 2009
166 Haiti -1.06% 2009
167 China -1.08% 2009
168 Indonesia -1.19% 2009
169 Georgia -1.26% 2009
170 Bosnia and Herzegovina -1.28% 2009
171 Denmark -1.38% 2009
=172 Portugal -1.41% 2009
=172 Hungary -1.41% 2009
174 Panama -1.42% 2009
=175 Gabon -1.45% 2009
=175 Djibouti -1.45% 2009
177 Chile -1.47% 2009
=178 Malaysia -1.49% 2009
=178 Bulgaria -1.49% 2009
180 Argentina -1.55% 2009
181 Belarus -1.78% 2009
182 Greenland -1.87% 2009
183 Netherlands Antilles -2.12% 2009
184 Brazil -2.33% 2009
185 Netherlands -2.63% 2009
186 American Samoa -2.9% 2009
187 Malta -3.2% 2009
188 Venezuela -3.63% 2009
189 Virgin Islands -4.39% 2009
190 Palau -5.32% 2009
191 Puerto Rico -14.85% 2009

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