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Rural population, percent of total population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 196 countries was 38.97 percent. The highest value was in Papua New Guinea: 86.42 percent and the lowest value was in Bermuda: 0 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Rural population, percent, 2022 Global rank Available data
Papua N.G. 86.42 1 1960 - 2022
Burundi 85.58 2 1960 - 2022
Liechtenstein 85.46 3 1960 - 2022
Niger 83.11 4 1960 - 2022
Samoa 82.38 5 1960 - 2022
Rwanda 82.28 6 1960 - 2022
Malawi 82.02 7 1960 - 2022
Sri Lanka 80.97 8 1960 - 2022
Saint Lucia 80.95 9 1960 - 2022
Nepal 78.55 10 1960 - 2022
Ethiopia 77.34 11 1960 - 2022
Tonga 76.88 12 1960 - 2022
Micronesia 76.78 13 1960 - 2022
Chad 75.94 14 1960 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 75.65 15 1960 - 2022
Swaziland 75.42 16 1960 - 2022
Cambodia 74.89 17 1960 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 74.42 18 1960 - 2022
Vanuatu 74.18 19 1960 - 2022
Uganda 73.84 20 1960 - 2022
Afghanistan 73.38 21 1960 - 2022
Guyana 72.98 22 1960 - 2022
Tajikistan 72.03 23 1960 - 2022
Kenya 71 24 1960 - 2022
Comoros 70.14 25 1960 - 2022
Lesotho 70.06 26 1960 - 2022
Barbados 68.68 27 1960 - 2022
Burma 68.23 28 1960 - 2022
Burkina Faso 68.12 29 1960 - 2022
Zimbabwe 67.61 30 1960 - 2022
India 64.13 31 1960 - 2022
Sudan 64.04 32 1960 - 2022
Tanzania 63.32 33 1960 - 2022
Grenada 63.13 34 1960 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 62.54 35 1960 - 2022
Laos 62.41 36 1960 - 2022
Guinea 62.33 37 1960 - 2022
Pakistan 62.27 38 1960 - 2022
Mozambique 61.81 39 1960 - 2022
Vietnam 61.23 40 1960 - 2022
Yemen 60.81 41 1960 - 2022
Bangladesh 60.29 42 1960 - 2022
Madagascar 60.12 43 1960 - 2022
Mauritius 59.19 44 1960 - 2022
Maldives 58.46 45 1960 - 2022
Eritrea 57.38 46 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 57.22 47 1960 - 2022
Egypt 57.03 48 1960 - 2022
C.A. Republic 56.88 49 1960 - 2022
Moldova 56.83 50 1960 - 2022
Bhutan 56.31 51 1960 - 2022
Sierra Leone 56.17 52 1960 - 2022
Togo 56.08 53 1960 - 2022
Aruba 55.95 54 1960 - 2022
G.-Bissau 54.96 55 1960 - 2022
Mali 54.56 56 1960 - 2022
Zambia 54.24 57 1960 - 2022
Belize 53.6 58 1960 - 2022
DR Congo 53.16 59 1960 - 2022
Somalia 52.68 60 1960 - 2022
Philippines 52.02 61 1960 - 2022
Senegal 50.91 62 1960 - 2022
Benin 50.47 63 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 50.16 64 1960 - 2022
Uzbekistan 49.53 65 1960 - 2022
Ivory Coast 47.34 66 1960 - 2022
Guatemala 47.33 67 1960 - 2022
Thailand 47.11 68 1960 - 2022
Liberia 46.94 69 1960 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 46.66 70 1960 - 2022
Turkmenistan 46.51 71 1960 - 2022
Nigeria 46.48 72 1960 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 46.13 73 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 46.09 74 1960 - 2022
Namibia 46.04 75 1960 - 2022
Romania 45.51 76 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 44.25 77 1960 - 2022
Syria 43.23 78 1960 - 2022
Serbia 43.13 79 1960 - 2022
Mauritania 43.08 80 1960 - 2022
Jamaica 42.99 81 1960 - 2022
Kiribati 42.94 82 1960 - 2022
Azerbaijan 42.83 83 1960 - 2022
Indonesia 42.07 84 1960 - 2022
Kazakhstan 42.01 85 1960 - 2022
Croatia 41.78 86 1960 - 2022
Fiji 41.77 87 1960 - 2022
Seychelles 41.6 88 1960 - 2022
Ghana 41.38 89 1960 - 2022
Cameroon 41.27 90 1960 - 2022
Haiti 41.18 91 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 40.88 92 1960 - 2022
Austria 40.74 93 1960 - 2022
Nicaragua 40.44 94 1960 - 2022
Honduras 40.4 95 1960 - 2022
Poland 39.87 96 1960 - 2022
Georgia 39.7 97 1960 - 2022
Paraguay 37.18 98 1960 - 2022
North Korea 37.08 99 1960 - 2022
China 36.44 100 1960 - 2022
Armenia 36.43 101 1960 - 2022
Albania 36.2 102 1960 - 2022
Gambia 36.15 103 1960 - 2022
Ireland 35.82 104 1960 - 2022
Ecuador 35.43 105 1960 - 2022
Morocco 35.4 106 1960 - 2022
Tuvalu 34.47 107 1960 - 2022
Suriname 33.69 108 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 33.09 109 1960 - 2022
Portugal 32.62 110 1960 - 2022
Cape Verde 32.46 111 1960 - 2022
Angola 31.92 112 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 31.84 113 1960 - 2022
South Africa 31.67 114 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 31.53 115 1960 - 2022
Latvia 31.46 116 1960 - 2022
R. of Congo 31.26 117 1960 - 2022
Mongolia 31.07 118 1960 - 2022
Panama 30.86 119 1960 - 2022
Estonia 30.39 120 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 30.08 121 1960 - 2022
Tunisia 29.79 122 1960 - 2022
Bolivia 29.17 123 1960 - 2022
Iraq 28.65 124 1960 - 2022
Italy 28.34 125 1960 - 2022
Dominica 28.3 126 1960 - 2022
Botswana 27.78 127 1960 - 2022
N. Caledonia 27.67 128 1960 - 2022
Hungary 27.45 129 1960 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 25.99 130 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 25.91 131 1960 - 2022
Czechia 25.62 132 1960 - 2022
Algeria 25.23 133 1960 - 2022
El Salvador 25.23 134 1960 - 2022
Russia 24.87 135 1960 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 24.25 136 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 23.64 137 1960 - 2022
Iran 23.19 138 1960 - 2022
Turkey 22.98 139 1960 - 2022
Palestine 22.71 140 1960 - 2022
Germany 22.35 141 1960 - 2022
Malaysia 21.79 142 1960 - 2022
Djibouti 21.62 143 1960 - 2022
Peru 21.29 144 1960 - 2022
Brunei 21.15 145 1960 - 2022
Belarus 19.67 146 1960 - 2022
Greece 19.64 147 1960 - 2022
Libya 18.7 148 1960 - 2022
Mexico 18.7 149 1960 - 2022
Spain 18.7 150 1960 - 2022
South Korea 18.57 151 1960 - 2022
France 18.49 152 1960 - 2022
Canada 18.25 153 1960 - 2022
Palau 18.04 154 1960 - 2022
Costa Rica 17.96 155 1960 - 2022
Colombia 17.95 156 1960 - 2022
USA 16.92 157 1960 - 2022
Bahamas 16.51 158 1960 - 2022
Norway 16.34 159 1960 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 16.15 160 1960 - 2022
UK 15.6 161 1960 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 15.27 162 1960 - 2022
Finland 14.32 163 1960 - 2022
Australia 13.51 164 1960 - 2022
New Zealand 13.12 165 1960 - 2022
UA Emirates 12.46 166 1960 - 2022
Brazil 12.44 167 1960 - 2022
Oman 12.25 168 1960 - 2022
Andorra 12.19 169 1960 - 2022
Chile 12.09 170 1960 - 2022
Denmark 11.63 171 1960 - 2022
Venezuela 11.62 172 1960 - 2022
Sweden 11.51 173 1960 - 2022
Lebanon 10.74 174 1960 - 2022
Bahrain 10.26 175 1960 - 2022
Gabon 9.27 176 1960 - 2022
Jordan 8.17 177 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 8.12 178 1960 - 2022
Japan 8.05 179 1960 - 2022
Argentina 7.65 180 1960 - 2022
Israel 7.24 181 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 7.11 182 1960 - 2022
Puerto Rico 6.39 183 1960 - 2022
Iceland 6.01 184 1960 - 2022
Malta 5.13 185 1960 - 2022
Uruguay 4.31 186 1960 - 2022
San Marino 2.27 187 1960 - 2022
Belgium 1.85 188 1960 - 2022
Qatar 0.68 189 1960 - 2022
Bermuda 0 190 1960 - 2022
Gibraltar 0 191 1960 - 2022
Hong Kong 0 192 1960 - 2022
Kuwait 0 193 1960 - 2022
Macao 0 194 1960 - 2022
Monaco 0 195 1960 - 2022
Singapore 0 196 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.
86.42
85.58
85.46
83.11
82.38
82.28
82.02
80.97
80.95
78.55
77.34
76.88
76.78
75.94
75.65
75.42
74.89
74.42
74.18
73.84
73.38
72.98
72.03
71.00
70.14
70.06
68.68
68.23
68.12
67.61
64.13
64.04
63.32
63.13
62.54
62.41
62.33
62.27
61.81
61.23
60.81
60.29
60.12
59.19
58.46
57.38
57.22
57.03
56.88
56.83
56.31
56.17
56.08
55.95
54.96
54.56
54.24
53.60
53.16
52.68
52.02
50.91
50.47
50.16
49.53
47.34
47.33
47.11
46.94
46.66
46.51
46.48
46.13
46.09
46.04
45.51
44.25
43.23
43.13
43.08
42.99
42.94
42.83
42.07
42.01
41.78
41.77
41.60
41.38
41.27
41.18
40.88
40.74
40.44
40.40
39.87
39.70
37.18
37.08
36.44
36.43
36.20
36.15
35.82
35.43
35.40
34.47
33.69
33.09
32.62
32.46
31.92
31.84
31.67
31.53
31.46
31.26
31.07
30.86
30.39
30.08
29.79
29.17
28.65
28.34
28.30
27.78
27.67
27.45
25.99
25.91
25.62
25.23
25.23
24.87
24.25
23.64
23.19
22.98
22.71
22.35
21.79
21.62
21.29
21.15
19.67
19.64
18.70
18.70
18.70
18.57
18.49
18.25
18.04
17.96
17.95
16.92
16.51
16.34
16.15
15.60
15.27
14.32
13.51
13.12
12.46
12.44
12.25
12.19
12.09
11.63
11.62
11.51
10.74
10.26
9.27
8.17
8.12
8.05
7.65
7.24
7.11
6.39
6.01
5.13
4.31
2.27
1.85
0.68
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
21.6
43.2
64.8
86.42
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