Canada 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.
  • Canada rural population for 2019 was 6,960,780, a 1.05% increase from 2018.
  • Canada rural population for 2018 was 6,888,668, a 1.08% increase from 2017.
  • Canada rural population for 2017 was 6,815,329, a 0.93% increase from 2016.
  • Canada rural population for 2016 was 6,752,474, a 0.92% 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
Canada Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 6,960,780 18.52 1.04%
2018 6,888,668 18.59 1.07%
2017 6,815,329 18.65 0.93%
2016 6,752,474 18.70 0.91%
2015 6,691,082 18.74 0.53%
2014 6,655,859 18.78 0.79%
2013 6,603,314 18.82 0.84%
2012 6,548,144 18.86 0.87%
2011 6,491,507 18.90 0.14%
2010 6,482,352 19.06 0.18%
2009 6,470,872 19.24 0.21%
2008 6,457,255 19.42 0.15%
2007 6,447,564 19.60 0.04%
2006 6,444,858 19.79 0.55%
2005 6,409,413 19.88 0.56%
2004 6,373,758 19.96 0.54%
2003 6,339,248 20.03 0.51%
2002 6,307,139 20.11 0.70%
2001 6,263,120 20.19 -0.54%
2000 6,297,326 20.52 -0.88%
1999 6,352,957 20.90 -0.98%
1998 6,415,815 21.28 -0.96%
1997 6,477,628 21.66 -0.79%
1996 6,528,757 22.05 -0.20%
1995 6,541,741 22.33 -0.13%
1994 6,550,090 22.59 -0.06%
1993 6,553,895 22.85 -0.05%
1992 6,557,450 23.11 0.04%
1991 6,555,149 23.38 1.08%
1990 6,484,711 23.42 1.42%
1989 6,393,132 23.44 1.71%
1988 6,284,808 23.46 1.21%
1987 6,209,133 23.48 1.23%
1986 6,133,043 23.50 0.37%
1985 6,110,627 23.65 0.24%
1984 6,095,759 23.81 0.27%
1983 6,079,070 23.97 0.32%
1982 6,059,713 24.13 0.52%
1981 6,028,261 24.29 1.03%
1980 5,966,378 24.34 1.13%
1979 5,899,610 24.38 0.83%
1978 5,851,095 24.42 0.83%
1977 5,802,629 24.46 1.01%
1976 5,744,499 24.50 1.76%
1975 5,644,413 24.39 1.95%
1974 5,535,266 24.27 1.89%
1973 5,431,539 24.15 1.72%
1972 5,338,874 24.03 1.66%
1971 5,251,122 23.91 1.14%
1970 5,191,541 24.35 -0.61%
1969 5,223,145 24.84 -0.63%
1968 5,256,115 25.34 -0.37%
1967 5,275,481 25.85 -0.17%
1966 5,284,252 26.36 -0.94%
1965 5,334,312 27.11 -1.04%
1964 5,390,322 27.89 -0.94%
1963 5,441,341 28.69 -0.93%
1962 5,492,247 29.51 -0.90%
1961 5,541,960 30.33 0.02%
1960 5,540,868 30.94 %