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

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 27.34 percent.The highest value was in Liechtenstein: 85.53 percent and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 0 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
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Countries Rural population, percent, 2021 Global rank Available data
Liechtenstein 85.53 1 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 57.42 2 1960 - 2021
Moldova 57 3 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 50.58 4 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 46.18 5 1960 - 2021
Romania 45.67 6 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 44.57 7 1960 - 2021
Serbia 43.35 8 1960 - 2021
Croatia 42.12 9 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 41.21 10 1960 - 2021
Austria 41.01 11 1960 - 2021
Poland 39.92 12 1960 - 2021
Albania 37.03 13 1960 - 2021
Ireland 36.09 14 1960 - 2021
Portugal 33.15 15 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 33.14 16 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 32.17 17 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 31.75 18 1960 - 2021
Latvia 31.58 19 1960 - 2021
Estonia 30.58 20 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 30.24 21 1960 - 2021
Italy 28.65 22 1960 - 2021
Hungary 27.75 23 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 26 24 1960 - 2021
Czechia 25.79 25 1960 - 2021
Russia 25.07 26 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 23.98 27 1960 - 2021
Turkey 23.43 28 1960 - 2021
Germany 22.46 29 1960 - 2021
Belarus 20.09 30 1960 - 2021
Greece 19.96 31 1960 - 2021
Spain 18.94 32 1960 - 2021
France 18.76 33 1960 - 2021
Norway 16.68 34 1960 - 2021
UK 15.85 35 1960 - 2021
Finland 14.4 36 1960 - 2021
Andorra 12.14 37 1960 - 2021
Denmark 11.76 38 1960 - 2021
Sweden 11.76 39 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 8.33 40 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 7.43 41 1960 - 2021
Iceland 6.06 42 1960 - 2021
Malta 5.19 43 1960 - 2021
San Marino 2.38 44 1960 - 2021
Belgium 1.88 45 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 0 46 1960 - 2021
Monaco 0 47 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.
85.53
57.42
57.00
50.58
46.18
45.67
44.57
43.35
42.12
41.21
41.01
39.92
37.03
36.09
33.15
33.14
32.17
31.75
31.58
30.58
30.24
28.65
27.75
26.00
25.79
25.07
23.98
23.43
22.46
20.09
19.96
18.94
18.76
16.68
15.85
14.40
12.14
11.76
11.76
8.33
7.43
6.06
5.19
2.38
1.88
0.00
0.00
0
21.4
42.8
64.1
85.53
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