Ghana 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.
  • Ghana rural population for 2020 was 13,252,922, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana rural population for 2019 was 13,168,803, a 0.68% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana rural population for 2018 was 13,079,667, a 0.72% increase from 2017.
  • Ghana rural population for 2017 was 12,986,134, a 0.76% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 898,024,053
Pakistan 138,797,696
Indonesia 118,597,107
Bangladesh 101,815,917
Nigeria 99,033,580
Vietnam 60,992,356
Egypt 58,552,675
Philippines 57,630,884
Kenya 38,718,025
Myanmar 37,466,040
Sudan 28,391,086
Sri Lanka 17,817,298
Uzbekistan 16,973,620
Morocco 13,460,542
Ukraine 13,413,416
Ghana 13,252,922
Cambodia 12,667,630
Cameroon 11,266,065
Angola 10,903,384
Zambia 10,179,380
Papua New Guinea 7,753,046
Lao PDR 4,635,257
Kyrgyz Republic 4,162,200
Honduras 4,124,378
Tunisia 3,596,642
Bolivia 3,487,551
Nicaragua 2,715,272
Mauritania 2,077,143
Congo, Rep. 1,775,225
El Salvador 1,722,476
Lesotho 1,520,399
Georgia 1,505,916
Moldova 1,496,110
West Bank and Gaza 1,118,249
Mongolia 1,027,515
Timor-Leste 905,506
Eswatini 879,741
Solomon Islands 517,425
Bhutan 445,097
Vanuatu 228,750
Djibouti 216,748
Cabo Verde 185,411
Micronesia 88,643
Sao Tome and Principe 56,206
Kiribati 53,041
Ghana Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 13,252,922 42.65 0.64%
2019 13,168,803 43.29 0.68%
2018 13,079,667 43.94 0.72%
2017 12,986,134 44.59 0.76%
2016 12,888,366 45.25 0.79%
2015 12,786,683 45.91 0.83%
2014 12,681,435 46.58 0.86%
2013 12,572,643 47.25 0.91%
2012 12,459,321 47.93 0.96%
2011 12,339,952 48.61 1.03%
2010 12,213,128 49.29 1.11%
2009 12,077,979 49.97 1.19%
2008 11,934,845 50.65 1.24%
2007 11,787,623 51.33 1.26%
2006 11,639,795 52.01 1.26%
2005 11,494,574 52.69 1.24%
2004 11,353,041 53.37 1.22%
2003 11,215,334 54.05 1.22%
2002 11,079,829 54.73 1.22%
2001 10,945,141 55.40 1.24%
2000 10,809,844 56.07 1.13%
1999 10,688,436 56.82 1.11%
1998 10,570,419 57.58 1.15%
1997 10,449,172 58.35 1.23%
1996 10,321,038 59.10 1.33%
1995 10,184,615 59.86 1.45%
1994 10,038,032 60.61 1.56%
1993 9,882,461 61.36 1.66%
1992 9,719,945 62.10 1.71%
1991 9,554,784 62.83 1.74%
1990 9,389,745 63.56 1.75%
1989 9,226,515 64.28 1.77%
1988 9,065,023 65.00 1.79%
1987 8,904,626 65.71 1.84%
1986 8,742,638 66.41 1.90%
1985 8,578,318 67.10 1.98%
1984 8,409,920 67.79 2.51%
1983 8,201,833 68.16 2.68%
1982 7,985,316 68.39 2.52%
1981 7,786,287 68.61 2.28%
1980 7,610,696 68.84 1.97%
1979 7,462,369 69.06 1.69%
1978 7,337,571 69.29 1.54%
1977 7,225,671 69.51 1.59%
1976 7,111,877 69.73 1.80%
1975 6,985,269 69.95 2.09%
1974 6,841,040 70.17 2.34%
1973 6,682,511 70.39 2.51%
1972 6,516,864 70.61 2.51%
1971 6,355,392 70.83 2.38%
1970 6,205,869 71.04 1.82%
1969 6,094,113 71.53 1.50%
1968 6,003,327 72.14 1.46%
1967 5,916,289 72.75 1.56%
1966 5,824,554 73.34 1.78%
1965 5,722,017 73.93 2.04%
1964 5,606,633 74.51 2.26%
1963 5,481,298 75.09 2.43%
1962 5,349,801 75.65 2.48%
1961 5,218,603 76.20 2.45%
1960 5,092,406 76.75 %