Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2019 was 2,242,404, a 0.51% increase from 2018.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2018 was 2,231,010, a 0.6% increase from 2017.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2017 was 2,217,678, a 0.85% increase from 2016.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2016 was 2,198,922, a 1.02% 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
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Switzerland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 2,242,404 26.15 0.51%
2018 2,231,010 26.20 0.60%
2017 2,217,678 26.24 0.85%
2016 2,198,922 26.26 1.01%
2015 2,176,779 26.28 1.05%
2014 2,153,942 26.30 1.14%
2013 2,129,601 26.33 1.07%
2012 2,106,933 26.35 0.98%
2011 2,086,420 26.37 1.02%
2010 2,065,228 26.39 0.94%
2009 2,045,843 26.42 1.15%
2008 2,022,351 26.44 1.17%
2007 1,998,781 26.47 0.80%
2006 1,982,943 26.50 0.53%
2005 1,972,472 26.52 0.54%
2004 1,961,798 26.55 0.59%
2003 1,950,193 26.57 0.64%
2002 1,937,671 26.60 0.66%
2001 1,924,949 26.63 0.66%
2000 1,912,232 26.62 0.77%
1999 1,897,587 26.56 0.68%
1998 1,884,719 26.51 0.50%
1997 1,875,299 26.45 0.45%
1996 1,866,968 26.40 0.65%
1995 1,854,939 26.35 0.87%
1994 1,838,809 26.29 1.00%
1993 1,820,462 26.24 1.11%
1992 1,800,314 26.19 1.31%
1991 1,776,902 26.13 1.47%
1990 1,751,004 26.07 1.26%
1989 1,729,128 26.01 1.04%
1988 1,711,247 25.95 0.97%
1987 1,694,724 25.89 0.86%
1986 1,680,210 25.83 0.75%
1985 1,667,607 25.77 0.67%
1984 1,656,461 25.71 0.59%
1983 1,646,672 25.65 0.66%
1982 1,635,792 25.59 0.82%
1981 1,622,449 25.53 0.59%
1980 1,612,903 25.52 0.19%
1979 1,609,847 25.58 -0.01%
1978 1,610,009 25.63 -0.20%
1977 1,613,257 25.68 -0.55%
1976 1,622,138 25.74 -0.78%
1975 1,634,860 25.79 -0.25%
1974 1,639,000 25.85 0.33%
1973 1,633,603 25.90 0.53%
1972 1,624,969 25.95 0.55%
1971 1,615,981 26.01 -0.05%
1970 1,616,732 26.16 -0.35%
1969 1,622,399 26.44 0.06%
1968 1,621,354 26.72 0.19%
1967 1,618,201 27.01 0.18%
1966 1,615,259 27.29 -0.01%
1965 1,615,391 27.58 0.11%
1964 1,613,632 27.87 0.61%
1963 1,603,842 28.17 1.10%
1962 1,586,363 28.46 1.50%
1961 1,562,740 28.76 0.88%
1960 1,549,119 29.08 %