Ireland: Rural population, percent

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 Ireland

Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 35.82
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 43.47
 Min - Max 35.82 - 54.82
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Ireland from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Ireland during that period was 43.47 percent with a minimum of 35.82 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 54.82 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2022 is 35.82 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 38.97 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Ireland - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

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Ireland - Rural population, percent - historical chart - 1960-2022




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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 5.13 2022 million
 Percent urban population 64.18 2022 percent
 Population density 73 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 15.14 2022 percent
 Percent children 19.58 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.44 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 35.82 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 53.19 2022 percent
 Refugee population 81,256 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 16 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.85 2022 percent
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