Italy: Rural population, percent

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Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 28.03
 Year 2023
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2023
 Average 33.36
 Min - Max 28.03 - 40.64
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Italy from 1960 to 2023. The average value for Italy during that period was 33.36 percent with a minimum of 28.03 percent in 2023 and a maximum of 40.64 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2023 is 28.03 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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Italy - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

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Italy - 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 58.94 2022 million
 Percent urban population 71.66 2022 percent
 Population density 200 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 24.46 2023 percent
 Percent children 12.20 2023 percent
 Percent female population 51.21 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 28.03 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 57.44 2022 percent
 Refugee population 296,181 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 10 2015 percent
 Population growth -0.33 2022 percent
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