European Union 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.
  • European Union rural population for 2021 was 110,916,413, a 1.06% decline from 2020.
  • European Union rural population for 2020 was 112,099,739, a 0.81% decline from 2019.
  • European Union rural population for 2019 was 113,010,933, a 0.79% decline from 2018.
  • European Union rural population for 2018 was 113,909,579, a 0.64% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,432,438,174
South Asia 1,229,549,240
East Asia & Pacific 913,162,111
Sub-Saharan Africa 687,081,738
OECD members 257,533,356
Latin America & Caribbean 121,971,061
European Union 110,916,413
Euro Area 76,504,500
North America 63,860,455
European Union Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 110,916,413 24.80 -1.06%
2020 112,099,739 25.04 -0.81%
2019 113,010,933 25.26 -0.79%
2018 113,909,579 25.48 -0.64%
2017 114,645,950 25.69 -0.63%
2016 115,367,892 25.90 -0.54%
2015 115,998,232 26.09 -0.51%
2014 116,589,635 26.28 -0.43%
2013 117,088,395 26.46 -0.44%
2012 117,609,165 26.64 -0.56%
2011 118,268,100 26.83 -0.90%
2010 119,342,144 27.03 -0.63%
2009 120,095,971 27.24 -0.52%
2008 120,728,541 27.45 -0.47%
2007 121,300,637 27.66 -0.45%
2006 121,854,422 27.88 -0.45%
2005 122,403,881 28.10 -0.42%
2004 122,920,647 28.32 -0.39%
2003 123,404,585 28.54 -0.42%
2002 123,924,224 28.76 -0.56%
2001 124,620,990 28.99 -0.51%
2000 125,257,266 29.17 -0.41%
1999 125,776,375 29.33 -0.30%
1998 126,154,055 29.47 -0.31%
1997 126,548,017 29.60 -0.30%
1996 126,932,933 29.73 -0.31%
1995 127,322,932 29.87 -0.28%
1994 127,681,312 30.01 -0.22%
1993 127,959,025 30.15 -0.10%
1992 128,093,283 30.28 -0.23%
1991 128,383,159 30.44 -0.29%
1990 128,754,565 30.63 -0.22%
1989 129,041,291 30.80 -0.16%
1988 129,254,102 30.96 -0.34%
1987 129,695,159 31.16 -0.38%
1986 130,188,103 31.37 -0.21%
1985 130,456,423 31.52 -0.15%
1984 130,657,623 31.64 -0.19%
1983 130,911,425 31.78 -0.25%
1982 131,238,367 31.94 -0.28%
1981 131,604,163 32.14 -0.42%
1980 132,159,417 32.41 -0.49%
1979 132,803,458 32.72 -0.54%
1978 133,518,207 33.04 -0.54%
1977 134,248,100 33.38 -0.49%
1976 134,902,790 33.71 -0.38%
1975 135,413,788 34.02 -0.40%
1974 135,958,854 34.35 -0.49%
1973 136,631,914 34.73 -0.48%
1972 137,287,418 35.12 -0.49%
1971 137,960,168 35.54 -0.70%
1970 138,932,110 35.98 -0.67%
1969 139,871,558 36.43 -0.54%
1968 140,626,178 36.88 -0.63%
1967 141,517,765 37.39 -0.65%
1966 142,439,354 37.93 -0.68%
1965 143,417,595 38.50 -0.66%
1964 144,371,944 39.08 -0.60%
1963 145,240,996 39.67 -0.59%
1962 146,107,016 40.25 -0.47%
1961 146,798,927 40.78 -0.48%
1960 147,501,016 41.32 %