* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Rural population, percent of total population, 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 13 countries was 51.26 percent.The highest value was in Papua New Guinea: 86.54 percent and the lowest value was in New Zealand: 13.21 percent. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
Select indicator
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Rural population, percent, 2021 Global rank Available data
Papua N.G. 86.54 1 1960 - 2021
Samoa 82.26 2 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 76.93 3 1960 - 2021
Tonga 76.9 4 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 74.87 5 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 74.33 6 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 43.67 7 1960 - 2021
Fiji 42.26 8 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 35.22 9 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 28.08 10 1960 - 2021
Palau 18.52 11 1960 - 2021
Australia 13.64 12 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 13.21 13 1960 - 2021


Economic outlook around the world

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.
This site uses cookies.
Learn more here


OK