Australia Rural Population 1960-2021

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.
  • Australia rural population for 2019 was 3,519,551, a 0.71% increase from 2018.
  • Australia rural population for 2018 was 3,494,578, a 0.77% increase from 2017.
  • Australia rural population for 2017 was 3,467,878, a 0.95% increase from 2016.
  • Australia rural population for 2016 was 3,435,109, a 0.87% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,576,495
Germany 18,807,964
Italy 17,645,430
Poland 15,174,300
France 12,936,523
United Kingdom 10,926,089
Japan 10,482,515
South Korea 9,602,379
Spain 9,149,372
Canada 6,960,780
Saudi Arabia 5,460,690
Austria 3,682,651
Argentina 3,599,141
Australia 3,519,551
Portugal 3,515,838
Czech Republic 2,782,553
Hungary 2,770,367
Slovak Republic 2,523,654
Chile 2,341,903
Switzerland 2,242,404
Greece 2,208,848
Ireland 1,808,321
Croatia 1,739,182
Netherlands 1,408,121
Panama 1,356,355
UAE 1,290,785
Sweden 1,264,288
Slovenia 943,292
Norway 929,678
Lithuania 895,831
Finland 803,426
Oman 724,209
Denmark 698,575
Israel 678,907
New Zealand 658,140
Trinidad and Tobago 653,029
Latvia 607,846
Estonia 410,566
Cyprus 397,867
Belgium 224,973
Puerto Rico 205,163
Barbados 197,594
Bahrain 174,063
Uruguay 158,340
Channel Islands 118,978
French Polynesia 106,417
Brunei 95,574
New Caledonia 83,163
Antigua and Barbuda 73,318
Bahamas 65,698
Aruba 60,019
Luxembourg 54,408
Seychelles 41,863
Isle of Man 39,979
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,562
Liechtenstein 32,555
Faroe Islands 28,124
Malta 26,751
Qatar 22,996
Iceland 22,203
Curacao 17,175
British Virgin Islands 15,581
Andorra 9,269
Guam 8,601
Greenland 7,280
Northern Mariana Islands 4,744
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,444
Palau 3,517
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,536
San Marino 891
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Australia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 3,519,551 13.88 0.71%
2018 3,494,578 13.99 0.77%
2017 3,467,878 14.10 0.95%
2016 3,435,109 14.20 0.87%
2015 3,405,449 14.30 0.75%
2014 3,380,029 14.40 0.80%
2013 3,353,116 14.50 1.03%
2012 3,318,631 14.60 1.05%
2011 3,283,984 14.70 0.59%
2010 3,264,665 14.82 0.76%
2009 3,240,089 14.94 1.26%
2008 3,199,492 15.06 1.20%
2007 3,161,213 15.18 -0.18%
2006 3,166,779 15.30 0.71%
2005 3,144,470 15.42 0.55%
2004 3,127,194 15.54 0.39%
2003 3,115,023 15.66 0.46%
2002 3,100,598 15.78 0.45%
2001 3,086,667 15.90 2.20%
2000 3,019,470 15.77 2.05%
1999 2,958,134 15.63 2.00%
1998 2,899,644 15.50 1.90%
1997 2,844,952 15.36 1.98%
1996 2,789,315 15.23 2.18%
1995 2,729,233 15.10 2.07%
1994 2,673,251 14.97 1.92%
1993 2,622,313 14.84 1.84%
1992 2,574,389 14.72 2.02%
1991 2,522,945 14.60 1.48%
1990 2,485,873 14.57 1.69%
1989 2,444,309 14.54 1.90%
1988 2,398,326 14.51 1.84%
1987 2,354,687 14.48 1.73%
1986 2,314,338 14.45 1.85%
1985 2,271,988 14.42 1.57%
1984 2,236,626 14.39 1.34%
1983 2,206,835 14.36 1.45%
1982 2,175,007 14.33 1.88%
1981 2,134,561 14.30 0.56%
1980 2,122,700 14.45 0.19%
1979 2,118,609 14.60 0.05%
1978 2,117,518 14.75 0.14%
1977 2,114,608 14.90 0.11%
1976 2,112,387 15.05 -0.02%
1975 2,112,847 15.21 0.21%
1974 2,108,402 15.36 1.51%
1973 2,076,844 15.52 0.52%
1972 2,066,154 15.68 0.82%
1971 2,049,221 15.84 2.37%
1970 2,001,245 16.00 0.96%
1969 1,982,191 16.16 1.08%
1968 1,960,830 16.33 0.76%
1967 1,946,009 16.49 0.25%
1966 1,941,057 16.66 0.66%
1965 1,928,216 16.93 0.34%
1964 1,921,617 17.21 0.34%
1963 1,915,045 17.49 0.31%
1962 1,909,068 17.77 0.84%
1961 1,893,125 18.06 -0.27%
1960 1,898,168 18.47 %