East Asia & Pacific Rural Population 1960-2023

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 2021 was 912,424,958, a 1.68% decline from 2020.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2020 was 927,981,611, a 1.59% decline from 2019.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2019 was 942,932,947, a 1.52% decline from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific rural population for 2018 was 957,455,804, a 1.45% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,401,483,101
South Asia 1,214,195,771
East Asia & Pacific 912,424,958
Sub-Saharan Africa 678,421,501
OECD members 258,158,568
Latin America & Caribbean 122,600,284
European Union 110,874,382
Euro Area 76,394,998
North America 63,860,455
East Asia & Pacific Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 912,424,958 38.52 -1.68%
2020 927,981,611 39.30 -1.59%
2019 942,932,947 40.11 -1.52%
2018 957,455,804 40.94 -1.45%
2017 971,544,839 41.80 -1.36%
2016 984,924,556 42.68 -1.34%
2015 998,293,577 43.57 -1.29%
2014 1,011,313,804 44.45 -1.21%
2013 1,023,748,248 45.34 -1.15%
2012 1,035,676,882 46.23 -1.12%
2011 1,047,369,292 47.12 -1.24%
2010 1,060,510,964 48.05 -1.43%
2009 1,075,918,846 49.08 -1.39%
2008 1,091,048,001 50.11 -1.34%
2007 1,105,876,262 51.16 -1.30%
2006 1,120,399,883 52.19 -1.26%
2005 1,134,720,051 53.24 -1.27%
2004 1,149,310,927 54.33 -1.22%
2003 1,163,546,812 55.42 -1.15%
2002 1,177,059,342 56.50 -1.06%
2001 1,189,702,238 57.59 -0.82%
2000 1,199,492,091 58.58 -0.43%
1999 1,204,728,342 59.39 -0.31%
1998 1,208,526,620 60.16 -0.20%
1997 1,210,959,569 60.93 -0.11%
1996 1,212,307,235 61.69 -0.06%
1995 1,213,054,421 62.45 -0.00%
1994 1,213,076,341 63.20 0.07%
1993 1,212,197,325 63.93 0.13%
1992 1,210,604,305 64.65 0.23%
1991 1,207,836,686 65.35 0.37%
1990 1,203,406,482 66.04 0.52%
1989 1,197,216,589 66.69 0.60%
1988 1,190,019,223 67.33 0.69%
1987 1,181,817,889 67.96 0.72%
1986 1,173,345,585 68.58 0.69%
1985 1,165,316,373 69.18 0.66%
1984 1,157,731,377 69.78 0.66%
1983 1,150,190,816 70.37 0.79%
1982 1,141,200,956 70.94 0.69%
1981 1,133,330,256 71.60 0.58%
1980 1,126,830,192 72.27 0.59%
1979 1,120,195,960 72.91 0.69%
1978 1,112,532,298 73.52 0.99%
1977 1,101,646,501 73.91 1.30%
1976 1,087,501,040 74.10 1.44%
1975 1,072,041,648 74.29 1.72%
1974 1,053,913,215 74.42 1.76%
1973 1,035,640,149 74.68 2.03%
1972 1,015,067,622 74.86 2.26%
1971 992,590,156 74.96 2.53%
1970 968,136,429 75.08 2.51%
1969 944,389,200 75.16 2.51%
1968 921,245,377 75.24 2.42%
1967 899,454,760 75.30 2.40%
1966 878,358,740 75.35 2.64%
1965 855,781,254 75.35 2.39%
1964 835,811,040 75.35 1.70%
1963 821,814,490 75.82 1.81%
1962 807,191,039 76.29 0.69%
1961 801,651,393 76.81 -0.57%
1960 806,243,576 77.40 %