Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2020 was 2,252,934, a 0.46% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2019 was 2,242,521, a 0.52% 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.
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
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Switzerland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 2,252,934 26.09 0.46%
2019 2,242,521 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 %