Australia 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.
  • Australia rural population for 2020 was 3,534,280, a 0.41% increase from 2019.
  • Australia rural population for 2019 was 3,519,751, a 0.72% 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.
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
Australia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 3,534,280 13.76 0.41%
2019 3,519,751 13.88 0.72%
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 %