UAE Rural Population 1960-2022

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. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • UAE rural population for 2020 was 1,281,005, a 0.76% decline from 2019.
  • UAE rural population for 2019 was 1,290,784, a 0.56% decline from 2018.
  • UAE rural population for 2018 was 1,298,062, a 0.51% decline from 2017.
  • UAE rural population for 2017 was 1,304,681, a 0.7% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
UAE Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 1,281,005 12.95 -0.76%
2019 1,290,784 13.21 -0.56%
2018 1,298,062 13.48 -0.51%
2017 1,304,681 13.75 -0.70%
2016 1,313,813 14.04 -1.00%
2015 1,327,002 14.33 -1.54%
2014 1,347,574 14.63 -1.91%
2013 1,373,616 14.93 -1.49%
2012 1,394,185 15.25 0.04%
2011 1,393,640 15.58 2.40%
2010 1,360,561 15.91 5.54%
2009 1,287,206 16.26 8.88%
2008 1,177,776 16.61 11.74%
2007 1,047,285 16.98 12.99%
2006 919,686 17.35 12.22%
2005 813,859 17.74 9.84%
2004 737,592 18.13 7.00%
2003 687,747 18.53 4.33%
2002 658,635 18.93 3.04%
2001 638,912 19.35 3.10%
2000 619,417 19.76 3.38%
1999 598,841 20.19 3.17%
1998 580,141 20.62 3.06%
1997 562,642 21.06 2.99%
1996 546,089 21.51 4.20%
1995 523,618 21.68 5.81%
1994 494,048 21.53 6.11%
1993 464,747 21.39 6.38%
1992 436,034 21.24 6.49%
1991 408,624 21.09 6.47%
1990 383,039 20.95 6.48%
1989 359,010 20.80 6.57%
1988 336,169 20.66 6.62%
1987 314,649 20.52 6.54%
1986 294,716 20.38 6.59%
1985 275,911 20.20 6.53%
1984 258,458 19.97 6.31%
1983 242,657 19.75 6.43%
1982 227,535 19.53 7.15%
1981 211,831 19.32 7.43%
1980 196,663 19.29 7.97%
1979 181,598 19.49 9.88%
1978 164,518 19.69 11.74%
1977 146,290 19.89 13.20%
1976 128,204 20.10 14.63%
1975 110,756 20.20 15.95%
1974 94,426 20.20 16.94%
1973 79,714 20.20 17.59%
1972 66,856 20.20 17.63%
1971 56,048 20.20 16.82%
1970 47,371 20.20 14.38%
1969 41,027 20.20 10.63%
1968 36,889 20.20 4.72%
1967 35,190 20.73 2.32%
1966 34,383 21.49 2.95%
1965 33,383 22.28 4.66%
1964 31,863 23.08 6.31%
1963 29,915 23.91 7.51%
1962 27,750 24.75 7.20%
1961 25,822 25.62 5.29%
1960 24,491 26.50 %