Ireland 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.
  • Ireland rural population for 2019 was 1,808,321, a 0.88% increase from 2018.
  • Ireland rural population for 2018 was 1,792,632, a 0.64% increase from 2017.
  • Ireland rural population for 2017 was 1,781,281, a 0.52% increase from 2016.
  • Ireland rural population for 2016 was 1,771,980, a 0.6% increase 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
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Ireland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 1,808,321 36.60 0.87%
2018 1,792,632 36.83 0.64%
2017 1,781,281 37.05 0.52%
2016 1,771,980 37.26 0.60%
2015 1,761,447 37.46 0.42%
2014 1,754,105 37.66 0.20%
2013 1,750,530 37.86 0.00%
2012 1,750,490 38.06 -0.10%
2011 1,752,249 38.26 -0.09%
2010 1,753,744 38.46 0.03%
2009 1,753,285 38.66 0.50%
2008 1,744,592 38.86 1.52%
2007 1,718,227 39.06 2.38%
2006 1,677,897 39.26 2.03%
2005 1,644,123 39.52 1.49%
2004 1,619,883 39.80 1.13%
2003 1,601,606 40.08 0.94%
2002 1,586,580 40.35 1.07%
2001 1,569,733 40.60 0.99%
2000 1,554,223 40.85 0.74%
1999 1,542,842 41.09 0.53%
1998 1,534,680 41.34 0.45%
1997 1,527,757 41.58 0.41%
1996 1,521,461 41.83 0.26%
1995 1,517,554 42.05 -0.00%
1994 1,517,620 42.27 -0.12%
1993 1,519,482 42.49 -0.01%
1992 1,519,699 42.71 0.17%
1991 1,517,141 42.93 0.24%
1990 1,513,504 43.07 -0.21%
1989 1,516,615 43.20 -0.69%
1988 1,527,078 43.32 -0.72%
1987 1,538,049 43.45 -0.28%
1986 1,542,349 43.57 -0.30%
1985 1,547,026 43.73 -0.21%
1984 1,550,204 43.89 0.26%
1983 1,546,244 44.05 0.34%
1982 1,540,933 44.21 0.58%
1981 1,531,958 44.37 0.49%
1980 1,524,395 44.67 0.39%
1979 1,518,390 45.01 0.58%
1978 1,509,580 45.35 0.67%
1977 1,499,473 45.69 0.61%
1976 1,490,313 46.03 0.77%
1975 1,478,867 46.37 0.91%
1974 1,465,401 46.71 0.93%
1973 1,451,878 47.05 0.88%
1972 1,439,133 47.39 0.77%
1971 1,428,135 47.73 -0.89%
1970 1,440,890 48.72 -1.52%
1969 1,462,952 49.89 -1.71%
1968 1,488,213 51.04 -1.80%
1967 1,515,224 52.21 -1.72%
1966 1,541,550 53.36 -0.36%
1965 1,547,038 53.77 -0.02%
1964 1,547,278 53.98 0.10%
1963 1,545,765 54.19 0.20%
1962 1,542,726 54.40 0.03%
1961 1,542,320 54.61 -0.53%
1960 1,550,525 54.82 %