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People > Density and urbanisation > Rural population > % of total population: 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 Burundi 89.3% 2009
2 Papua New Guinea 87.48% 2009
3 Uganda 86.86% 2009
4 Trinidad and Tobago 86.44% 2009
5 Liechtenstein 85.74% 2009
6 Sri Lanka 84.9% 2009
7 Niger 83.38% 2009
8 Ethiopia 82.7% 2009
9 Nepal 82.28% 2009
10 Solomon Islands 81.72% 2009
11 Rwanda 81.38% 2009
12 Malawi 80.7% 2009
13 Burkina Faso 80.02% 2009
14 Eritrea 78.84% 2009
15 Kenya 78.1% 2009
16 Cambodia 77.82% 2009
17 Samoa 76.8% 2009
18 Afghanistan 75.58% 2009
19 Tonga 74.96% 2009
20 Vanuatu 74.82% 2009
21 Swaziland 74.78% 2009
22 Tanzania 74.04% 2009
23 Lesotho 73.82% 2009
24 Tajikistan 73.52% 2009
25 Chad 72.86% 2009
26 Bangladesh 72.38% 2009
27 East Timor 72.3% 2009
28 Saint Lucia 72.08% 2009
29 Comoros 71.86% 2009
30 Vietnam 71.68% 2009
31 Guyana 71.56% 2009
32 India 70.18% 2009
33 Madagascar 70.14% 2009
34 Guinea-Bissau 70.08% 2009
35 Antigua and Barbuda 69.62% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 69.18% 2009
36 Grenada 69.08% 2009
37 Laos 67.96% 2009
38 Saint Kitts and Nevis 67.64% 2009
39 Mali 67.26% 2009
40 Burma 66.76% 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 66.68% 2009
41 Thailand 66.34% 2009
42 Democratic Republic of the Congo 65.42% 2009
43 Guinea 65.08% 2009
44 Zambia 64.44% 2009
45 Bhutan 64.36% 2009
46 Kyrgyzstan 63.56% 2009
47 Pakistan 63.42% 2009
48 Uzbekistan 63.14% 2009
49 Somalia 63.04% 2009
50 Namibia 62.58% 2009
51 Mozambique 62.38% 2009
52 Zimbabwe 62.18% 2009
53 Sierra Leone 61.92% 2009
54 Central African Republic 61.26% 2009
55 Maldives 60.82% 2009
56 Equatorial Guinea 60.46% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 60.34% 2009
failed states average (profile) 60.1% 2009
57 Barbados 59.68% 2009
58 Mauritania 58.8% 2009
59 Moldova 58.52% 2009
60 Benin 58.4% 2009
61 Faroe Islands 58.04% 2009
62 Mauritius 57.46% 2009
Landlocked countries average (profile) 57.39% 2009
63 Senegal 57.36% 2009
64 Togo 57.3% 2009
65 Kiribati 56.08% 2009
66 China 56% 2009
67 Sudan 55.68% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 54.1% 2009
68 Aruba 53.16% 2009
69 Albania 52.64% 2009
70 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 52.58% 2009
71 Bosnia and Herzegovina 51.98% 2009
72 Haiti 51.78% 2009
73 Slovenia 51.7% 2009
74 Honduras 51.66% 2009
75 Guatemala 50.96% 2009
76 Turkmenistan 50.94% 2009
77 Nigeria 50.92% 2009
78 Cote d'Ivoire 50.56% 2009
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 50.4% 2009
Hot countries average (profile) 50.07% 2009
79 Tuvalu 50.06% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 49.34% 2009
80 Ghana 49.24% 2009
81 French Polynesia 48.38% 2009
82 Azerbaijan 47.94% 2009
83 Belize 47.8% 2009
84 Serbia and Montenegro 47.78% 2009
85 Indonesia 47.42% 2009
86 Georgia 47.18% 2009
87 Fiji 47.12% 2009
88 Jamaica 46.5% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 45.88% 2009
89 Romania 45.58% 2009
90 Syria 45.44% 2009
91 Seychelles 45.18% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 45.1% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 44.22% 2009
92 Morocco 43.64% 2009
93 Slovakia 43.32% 2009
94 Nicaragua 42.98% 2009
95 The Gambia 42.74% 2009
96 Mongolia 42.66% 2009
97 Croatia 42.46% 2009
98 Cameroon 42.42% 2009
99 Angola 42.4% 2009
100 Kazakhstan 41.78% 2009
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 41.54% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 40.51% 2009
101 Portugal 39.92% 2009
102 Botswana 39.66% 2009
103 Cape Verde 39.64% 2009
Christian countries average (profile) 39.5% 2009
104 Liberia 39.18% 2009
105 Paraguay 39.1% 2009
106 El Salvador 39% 2009
107 Greece 38.8% 2009
108 South Africa 38.78% 2009
109 Poland 38.74% 2009
110 Sao Tome and Principe 38.62% 2009
111 Ireland 38.38% 2009
112 Congo, Republic of the 38.28% 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 37.39% 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 36.92% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 36.77% 2009
113 Finland 36.4% 2009
=114 Costa Rica 36.22% 2009
=114 Armenia 36.22% 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 35.33% 2009
116 New Caledonia 34.86% 2009
117 Philippines 34.34% 2009
118 Algeria 34.14% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 34.04% 2009
119 Bolivia 33.96% 2009
120 Ecuador 33.76% 2009
121 Iraq 33.5% 2009
122 Japan 33.36% 2009
123 Tunisia 33.1% 2009
124 Lithuania 32.92% 2009
125 Austria 32.62% 2009
126 Hungary 32.1% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 32.08% 2009
127 Ukraine 31.96% 2009
128 Latvia 31.84% 2009
129 Italy 31.76% 2009
Europe average (profile) 31% 2009
130 Turkey 30.86% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 30.61% 2009
131 Estonia 30.52% 2009
132 Dominican Republic 30.24% 2009
133 Cyprus 29.9% 2009
Tourist destinations average (profile) 29.21% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 28.9% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 28.89% 2009
European Union average (profile) 28.76% 2009
134 Malaysia 28.72% 2009
135 Bulgaria 28.6% 2009
136 Marshall Islands 28.56% 2009
137 Peru 28.5% 2009
138 Oman 28.34% 2009
139 Russia 27.18% 2009
140 Czech Republic 26.5% 2009
141 Switzerland 26.46% 2009
142 Germany 26.28% 2009
143 European Union 26.15% 2009
144 Belarus 26.12% 2009
145 Panama 26% 2009
146 Dominica 25.74% 2009
147 Colombia 25.2% 2009
=148 Suriname 24.74% 2009
=148 Brunei 24.74% 2009
150 Cuba 24.32% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 24.27% 2009
OPEC countries average (profile) 23.53% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 23.04% 2009
151 Spain 22.74% 2009
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 22.69% 2009
152 Mexico 22.5% 2009
153 Norway 22.46% 2009
154 France 22.42% 2009
155 Libya 22.28% 2009
156 United Arab Emirates 22.06% 2009
157 Jordan 21.54% 2009
158 Canada 19.5% 2009
159 Palau 18.42% 2009
160 United States 18% 2009
161 Saudi Arabia 17.74% 2009
162 Luxembourg 17.68% 2009
163 Netherlands 17.64% 2009
164 Greenland 16.24% 2009
165 The Bahamas 16.1% 2009
166 Sweden 15.38% 2009
167 Gabon 14.48% 2009
168 Brazil 13.96% 2009
169 New Zealand 13.32% 2009
170 Denmark 13.06% 2009
171 Lebanon 12.92% 2009
172 Djibouti 12.3% 2009
173 Bahrain 11.44% 2009
174 Chile 11.28% 2009
175 Australia 11.08% 2009
176 United Kingdom 9.98% 2009
177 Northern Mariana Islands 8.8% 2009
178 Israel 8.32% 2009
179 Argentina 7.8% 2009
180 Iceland 7.72% 2009
181 Uruguay 7.6% 2009
182 Turks and Caicos Islands 7.42% 2009
183 American Samoa 7.34% 2009
184 Netherlands Antilles 7.06% 2009
185 Guam 6.82% 2009
186 Venezuela 6.34% 2009
187 San Marino 5.74% 2009
188 Malta 5.52% 2009
189 Virgin Islands 4.92% 2009
190 Qatar 4.28% 2009
191 Belgium 2.62% 2009
192 Kuwait 1.62% 2009
193 Puerto Rico 1.44% 2009
=194 Monaco 0.0 2009
=194 Gibraltar 0.0 2009
=194 Bermuda 0.0 2009
=194 Cayman Islands 0.0 2009
=194 Singapore 0.0 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Density and urbanisation > Rural population > % of total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanisation Prospects. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Density-and-urbanisation/Rural-population/%-of-total-population

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