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Percent urban population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 13 countries was 49.03 percent. The highest value was in New Zealand: 86.88 percent and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 13.58 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division
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Countries Percent urban population, 2022 Global rank Available data
New Zealand 86.88 1 1960 - 2022
Australia 86.49 2 1960 - 2022
Palau 81.96 3 1960 - 2022
N. Caledonia 72.32 4 1960 - 2022
Tuvalu 65.53 5 1960 - 2022
Fiji 58.23 6 1960 - 2022
Kiribati 57.06 7 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 25.82 8 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 25.58 9 1960 - 2022
Micronesia 23.22 10 1960 - 2022
Tonga 23.13 11 1960 - 2022
Samoa 17.62 12 1960 - 2022
Papua N.G. 13.58 13 1960 - 2022



Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.
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