U.K. Rural Population 1960-2021

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 2019 was 10,926,089, a 0.98% 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.
  • U.K. rural population for 2016 was 11,228,768, a 0.75% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,576,495
Germany 18,807,964
Italy 17,645,430
Poland 15,174,300
France 12,936,523
United Kingdom 10,926,089
Japan 10,482,515
South Korea 9,602,379
Spain 9,149,372
Canada 6,960,780
Saudi Arabia 5,460,690
Austria 3,682,651
Argentina 3,599,141
Australia 3,519,551
Portugal 3,515,838
Czech Republic 2,782,553
Hungary 2,770,367
Slovak Republic 2,523,654
Chile 2,341,903
Switzerland 2,242,404
Greece 2,208,848
Ireland 1,808,321
Croatia 1,739,182
Netherlands 1,408,121
Panama 1,356,355
UAE 1,290,785
Sweden 1,264,288
Slovenia 943,292
Norway 929,678
Lithuania 895,831
Finland 803,426
Oman 724,209
Denmark 698,575
Israel 678,907
New Zealand 658,140
Trinidad and Tobago 653,029
Latvia 607,846
Estonia 410,566
Cyprus 397,867
Belgium 224,973
Puerto Rico 205,163
Barbados 197,594
Bahrain 174,063
Uruguay 158,340
Channel Islands 118,978
French Polynesia 106,417
Brunei 95,574
New Caledonia 83,163
Antigua and Barbuda 73,318
Bahamas 65,698
Aruba 60,019
Luxembourg 54,408
Seychelles 41,863
Isle of Man 39,979
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,562
Liechtenstein 32,555
Faroe Islands 28,124
Malta 26,751
Qatar 22,996
Iceland 22,203
Curacao 17,175
British Virgin Islands 15,581
Andorra 9,269
Guam 8,601
Greenland 7,280
Northern Mariana Islands 4,744
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,444
Palau 3,517
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,536
San Marino 891
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
U.K. Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 10,926,089 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 %