U.K. 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.
  • U.K. rural population for 2020 was 10,819,646, a 0.98% decline from 2019.
  • U.K. rural population for 2019 was 10,926,403, a 0.97% decline from 2018.
  • U.K. rural population for 2018 was 11,033,746, a 0.91% decline from 2017.
  • U.K. rural population for 2017 was 11,135,542, a 0.83% decline 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
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
U.K. Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 10,819,646 16.10 -0.98%
2019 10,926,403 16.35 -0.98%
2018 11,033,746 16.60 -0.92%
2017 11,135,542 16.86 -0.83%
2016 11,228,768 17.11 -0.75%
2015 11,313,292 17.37 -0.70%
2014 11,392,615 17.64 -0.74%
2013 11,477,678 17.90 -0.80%
2012 11,569,870 18.16 -0.76%
2011 11,658,599 18.43 -0.66%
2010 11,736,055 18.70 -0.66%
2009 11,813,186 18.97 -0.68%
2008 11,893,520 19.24 -0.65%
2007 11,970,758 19.52 -0.65%
2006 12,048,279 19.80 -0.69%
2005 12,131,582 20.09 -0.73%
2004 12,220,136 20.37 -0.84%
2003 12,323,786 20.66 -0.94%
2002 12,439,896 20.95 -0.98%
2001 12,562,339 21.25 -0.08%
2000 12,572,963 21.35 0.08%
1999 12,563,329 21.41 0.06%
1998 12,556,019 21.47 0.01%
1997 12,554,474 21.53 -0.02%
1996 12,556,499 21.59 -0.02%
1995 12,559,379 21.65 -0.01%
1994 12,560,917 21.71 -0.03%
1993 12,564,188 21.77 -0.04%
1992 12,568,650 21.83 -0.00%
1991 12,569,161 21.89 0.44%
1990 12,514,322 21.86 0.53%
1989 12,448,431 21.81 0.49%
1988 12,387,604 21.76 0.45%
1987 12,331,725 21.71 0.44%
1986 12,277,190 21.66 0.46%
1985 12,220,513 21.61 0.46%
1984 12,164,599 21.56 0.39%
1983 12,117,759 21.51 0.27%
1982 12,085,470 21.46 0.19%
1981 12,062,199 21.41 -0.46%
1980 12,118,256 21.52 -0.61%
1979 12,192,652 21.68 -0.64%
1978 12,271,069 21.84 -0.72%
1977 12,359,759 22.00 -0.76%
1976 12,454,324 22.16 -0.75%
1975 12,547,912 22.32 -0.73%
1974 12,639,936 22.48 -0.66%
1973 12,723,565 22.64 -0.52%
1972 12,790,427 22.81 -0.38%
1971 12,839,362 22.97 0.80%
1970 12,737,421 22.88 1.02%
1969 12,608,008 22.74 1.04%
1968 12,477,844 22.60 1.11%
1967 12,339,783 22.46 1.17%
1966 12,196,452 22.32 1.18%
1965 12,053,854 22.18 1.27%
1964 11,901,600 22.04 1.28%
1963 11,749,886 21.90 1.38%
1962 11,588,798 21.76 1.48%
1961 11,418,528 21.63 1.08%
1960 11,295,344 21.56 %