European Union 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.
  • European Union rural population for 2019 was 113,088,432, a 0.68% decline from 2018.
  • European Union rural population for 2018 was 113,861,477, a 0.67% decline from 2017.
  • European Union rural population for 2017 was 114,625,095, a 0.64% decline from 2016.
  • European Union rural population for 2016 was 115,358,720, a 0.54% 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
European Union Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 113,088,432 25.27 -0.68%
2018 113,861,477 25.49 -0.67%
2017 114,625,095 25.69 -0.64%
2016 115,358,720 25.89 -0.54%
2015 115,989,540 26.09 -0.51%
2014 116,581,489 26.28 -0.43%
2013 117,080,051 26.46 -0.44%
2012 117,601,610 26.64 -0.56%
2011 118,260,975 26.83 -0.90%
2010 119,335,939 27.03 -0.63%
2009 120,090,967 27.24 -0.52%
2008 120,724,015 27.45 -0.47%
2007 121,296,150 27.66 -0.45%
2006 121,849,700 27.88 -0.45%
2005 122,398,830 28.10 -0.42%
2004 122,915,396 28.32 -0.39%
2003 123,399,627 28.54 -0.42%
2002 123,919,996 28.76 -0.56%
2001 124,617,190 28.99 -0.51%
2000 125,253,571 29.17 -0.41%
1999 125,772,749 29.33 -0.30%
1998 126,150,573 29.47 -0.31%
1997 126,544,765 29.60 -0.30%
1996 126,929,964 29.73 -0.31%
1995 127,320,243 29.87 -0.28%
1994 127,678,860 30.01 -0.22%
1993 127,956,846 30.15 -0.10%
1992 128,090,427 30.28 -0.22%
1991 128,378,377 30.44 -0.32%
1990 128,796,846 30.63 -0.22%
1989 129,077,671 30.80 -0.16%
1988 129,284,257 30.95 -0.34%
1987 129,719,424 31.16 -0.37%
1986 130,206,394 31.37 -0.20%
1985 130,469,070 31.52 -0.15%
1984 130,666,146 31.64 -0.19%
1983 130,914,822 31.78 -0.25%
1982 131,243,288 31.94 -0.29%
1981 131,620,737 32.14 -0.43%
1980 132,191,041 32.41 -0.50%
1979 132,850,932 32.72 -0.54%
1978 133,577,700 33.04 -0.55%
1977 134,318,664 33.38 -0.49%
1976 134,975,600 33.70 -0.37%
1975 135,474,689 34.01 -0.39%
1974 136,003,821 34.35 -0.48%
1973 136,665,732 34.73 -0.48%
1972 137,319,686 35.12 -0.49%
1971 137,999,459 35.53 -0.71%
1970 138,983,627 35.98 -0.68%
1969 139,938,082 36.42 -0.55%
1968 140,712,405 36.87 -0.65%
1967 141,631,021 37.38 -0.67%
1966 142,579,591 37.92 -0.69%
1965 143,571,368 38.49 -0.66%
1964 144,520,284 39.08 -0.58%
1963 145,361,282 39.66 -0.56%
1962 146,174,377 40.25 -0.44%
1961 146,816,702 40.78 -0.45%
1960 147,482,007 41.32 -0.00%