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Rural population, percent of total population, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 47 countries was 27.12 percent. The highest value was in Liechtenstein: 85.46 percent and the lowest value was in Gibraltar: 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
Liechtenstein 85.46 1 1960 - 2022
Faroe Isl. 57.22 2 1960 - 2022
Moldova 56.83 3 1960 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 50.16 4 1960 - 2022
Slovakia 46.09 5 1960 - 2022
Romania 45.51 6 1960 - 2022
Slovenia 44.25 7 1960 - 2022
Serbia 43.13 8 1960 - 2022
Croatia 41.78 9 1960 - 2022
North Macedonia 40.88 10 1960 - 2022
Austria 40.74 11 1960 - 2022
Poland 39.87 12 1960 - 2022
Albania 36.2 13 1960 - 2022
Ireland 35.82 14 1960 - 2022
Cyprus 33.09 15 1960 - 2022
Portugal 32.62 16 1960 - 2022
Montenegro 31.84 17 1960 - 2022
Lithuania 31.53 18 1960 - 2022
Latvia 31.46 19 1960 - 2022
Estonia 30.39 20 1960 - 2022
Ukraine 30.08 21 1960 - 2022
Italy 28.34 22 1960 - 2022
Hungary 27.45 23 1960 - 2022
Switzerland 25.91 24 1960 - 2022
Czechia 25.62 25 1960 - 2022
Russia 24.87 26 1960 - 2022
Bulgaria 23.64 27 1960 - 2022
Turkey 22.98 28 1960 - 2022
Germany 22.35 29 1960 - 2022
Belarus 19.67 30 1960 - 2022
Greece 19.64 31 1960 - 2022
Spain 18.7 32 1960 - 2022
France 18.49 33 1960 - 2022
Norway 16.34 34 1960 - 2022
UK 15.6 35 1960 - 2022
Finland 14.32 36 1960 - 2022
Andorra 12.19 37 1960 - 2022
Denmark 11.63 38 1960 - 2022
Sweden 11.51 39 1960 - 2022
Luxembourg 8.12 40 1960 - 2022
Netherlands 7.11 41 1960 - 2022
Iceland 6.01 42 1960 - 2022
Malta 5.13 43 1960 - 2022
San Marino 2.27 44 1960 - 2022
Belgium 1.85 45 1960 - 2022
Gibraltar 0 46 1960 - 2022
Monaco 0 47 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.
85.46
57.22
56.83
50.16
46.09
45.51
44.25
43.13
41.78
40.88
40.74
39.87
36.20
35.82
33.09
32.62
31.84
31.53
31.46
30.39
30.08
28.34
27.45
25.91
25.62
24.87
23.64
22.98
22.35
19.67
19.64
18.70
18.49
16.34
15.60
14.32
12.19
11.63
11.51
8.12
7.11
6.01
5.13
2.27
1.85
0.00
0.00
0
21.4
42.7
64.1
85.46
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