Malawi: Rural population, percent

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 Malawi

Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 82.02
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 88.54
 Min - Max 82.02 - 95.61
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Malawi during that period was 88.54 percent with a minimum of 82.02 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 95.61 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2022 is 82.02 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
Malawi - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

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Malawi - 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 20.41 2022 million
 Percent urban population 17.98 2022 percent
 Population density 211 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.61 2022 percent
 Percent children 42.59 2022 percent
 Percent female population 51.36 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 82.02 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 82.49 2022 percent
 Refugee population 35,162 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.56 2022 percent
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