Japan 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.
  • Japan rural population for 2019 was 10,482,515, a 1.18% decline from 2018.
  • Japan rural population for 2018 was 10,608,200, a 1.16% decline from 2017.
  • Japan rural population for 2017 was 10,732,418, a 1.08% decline from 2016.
  • Japan rural population for 2016 was 10,849,141, a 1% 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
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Japan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 10,482,515 8.30 -1.19%
2018 10,608,200 8.38 -1.16%
2017 10,732,418 8.47 -1.08%
2016 10,849,141 8.54 -1.00%
2015 10,958,283 8.62 -1.00%
2014 11,067,921 8.70 -1.03%
2013 11,182,024 8.77 -1.03%
2012 11,297,719 8.85 -1.05%
2011 11,416,765 8.93 -3.02%
2010 11,767,072 9.19 -8.56%
2009 12,818,785 10.01 -8.49%
2008 13,955,025 10.90 -8.37%
2007 15,173,239 11.85 -8.20%
2006 16,470,152 12.88 -8.42%
2005 17,916,330 14.02 -9.10%
2004 19,624,090 15.36 -8.95%
2003 21,461,733 16.80 -8.60%
2002 23,389,981 18.35 -8.41%
2001 25,442,515 20.01 -6.25%
2000 27,082,249 21.35 -0.42%
1999 27,196,540 21.48 -0.40%
1998 27,304,928 21.60 -0.31%
1997 27,389,665 21.73 -0.34%
1996 27,484,192 21.86 -0.34%
1995 27,576,510 21.98 -0.23%
1994 27,640,124 22.12 -0.27%
1993 27,714,241 22.25 -0.36%
1992 27,814,873 22.39 -0.36%
1991 27,915,684 22.53 -0.28%
1990 27,994,720 22.66 -0.21%
1989 28,054,443 22.79 -0.14%
1988 28,093,091 22.91 -0.12%
1987 28,127,325 23.04 -0.06%
1986 28,143,622 23.17 0.08%
1985 28,121,192 23.29 0.14%
1984 28,080,611 23.40 0.17%
1983 28,034,213 23.51 0.21%
1982 27,974,100 23.62 0.21%
1981 27,914,341 23.73 0.33%
1980 27,823,311 23.83 0.55%
1979 27,672,073 23.88 0.60%
1978 27,506,581 23.94 0.66%
1977 27,324,843 24.00 0.72%
1976 27,128,192 24.06 -0.20%
1975 27,183,510 24.28 -1.40%
1974 27,568,041 25.03 -1.06%
1973 27,862,766 25.78 -2.11%
1972 28,456,270 26.55 -1.52%
1971 28,891,218 27.33 -1.56%
1970 29,344,944 28.12 -1.59%
1969 29,814,645 28.90 -0.62%
1968 29,998,947 29.68 -2.33%
1967 30,705,009 30.48 -1.70%
1966 31,230,278 31.30 -1.73%
1965 31,775,063 32.13 -1.67%
1964 32,309,971 33.03 -1.67%
1963 32,854,120 33.94 -1.66%
1962 33,403,202 34.86 -1.70%
1961 33,977,251 35.79 0.01%
1960 33,973,610 36.73 %