Switzerland: Rural population, percent

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 Switzerland

Rural population, percent of total population

 Latest value 25.91
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 26.39
 Min - Max 25.52 - 29.08
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 26.39 percent with a minimum of 25.52 percent in 1980 and a maximum of 29.08 percent in 1960. The latest value from 2022 is 25.91 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
Switzerland - Rural population, percent - Recent values chart

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Switzerland - 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 8.78 2022 million
 Percent urban population 74.09 2022 percent
 Population density 220 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 19.31 2022 percent
 Percent children 15.05 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.34 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 25.91 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 52.34 2022 percent
 Refugee population 182,474 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 29 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.81 2022 percent
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