East Asia & Pacific Rural Population 1960-2020

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.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2019 was 938,907,166, a 1.51% decline from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2018 was 953,328,870, a 1.45% decline from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2017 was 967,396,666, a 1.38% decline from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2016 was 980,967,113, a 1.36% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,397,467,985
South Asia 1,203,683,978
East Asia & Pacific 938,907,166
Sub-Saharan Africa 656,284,579
OECD members 261,050,799
Latin America & Caribbean 123,651,338
European Union 113,088,432
Euro Area 78,051,682
North America 64,537,275
East Asia & Pacific Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 938,907,166 40.11 -1.51%
2018 953,328,870 40.95 -1.45%
2017 967,396,666 41.80 -1.38%
2016 980,967,113 42.68 -1.36%
2015 994,448,049 43.56 -1.33%
2014 1,007,842,018 44.45 -1.29%
2013 1,020,995,899 45.34 -1.26%
2012 1,033,991,760 46.23 -1.24%
2011 1,046,921,651 47.12 -1.28%
2010 1,060,510,961 48.05 -1.43%
2009 1,075,918,855 49.08 -1.39%
2008 1,091,047,984 50.11 -1.34%
2007 1,105,876,303 51.16 -1.30%
2006 1,120,399,865 52.19 -1.26%
2005 1,134,720,050 53.24 -1.27%
2004 1,149,310,918 54.33 -1.22%
2003 1,163,546,787 55.42 -1.15%
2002 1,177,059,343 56.50 -1.06%
2001 1,189,702,256 57.59 -0.82%
2000 1,199,492,094 58.58 -0.43%
1999 1,204,728,369 59.39 -0.31%
1998 1,208,526,619 60.16 -0.20%
1997 1,210,959,597 60.93 -0.11%
1996 1,212,307,261 61.69 -0.06%
1995 1,213,047,184 62.45 0.00%
1994 1,213,028,359 63.20 0.07%
1993 1,212,132,130 63.93 0.13%
1992 1,210,560,391 64.65 0.23%
1991 1,207,827,015 65.35 0.37%
1990 1,203,419,861 66.04 0.52%
1989 1,197,227,281 66.69 0.61%
1988 1,190,027,255 67.33 0.69%
1987 1,181,822,947 67.96 0.72%
1986 1,173,347,899 68.58 0.69%
1985 1,165,297,024 69.19 0.65%
1984 1,157,716,161 69.78 0.66%
1983 1,150,179,507 70.37 0.79%
1982 1,141,193,633 70.94 0.69%
1981 1,133,327,192 71.60 0.58%
1980 1,126,824,236 72.27 0.59%
1979 1,120,191,196 72.91 0.69%
1978 1,112,528,702 73.52 0.99%
1977 1,101,644,350 73.91 1.30%
1976 1,087,500,097 74.10 1.43%
1975 1,072,130,768 74.28 1.73%
1974 1,053,913,239 74.42 1.78%
1973 1,035,478,251 74.70 2.01%
1972 1,015,067,661 74.86 2.26%
1971 992,590,190 74.96 2.50%
1970 968,401,382 75.05 2.51%
1969 944,664,598 75.13 2.54%
1968 921,260,262 75.23 2.39%
1967 899,712,650 75.27 2.40%
1966 878,652,623 75.32 2.64%
1965 856,080,447 75.31 2.39%
1964 836,115,909 75.31 1.70%
1963 822,123,978 75.79 1.81%
1962 807,504,372 76.25 0.69%
1961 801,969,177 76.78 -0.50%
1960 805,980,797 77.43 1.41%