Belgium: Rural population, percent

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Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 1.81
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 3.97
 Min - Max 1.81 - 7.54
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Belgium during that period was 3.97 percent with a minimum of 1.81 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 7.54 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2023 is 1.81 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 196 countries is 38.64 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

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Belgium - Rural population, percent - historical chart - 1960-2023

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.

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 Population size 11.69 2022 million
 Percent urban population 98.15 2022 percent
 Population density 383 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 20.09 2023 percent
 Percent children 16.34 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.56 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 1.81 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 56.89 2022 percent
 Refugee population 151,408 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 12 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.86 2022 percent
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