Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2020 was 4,635,257, a 0.46% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2019 was 4,613,903, a 0.53% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2018 was 4,589,691, a 0.58% increase from 2017.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2017 was 4,563,413, a 0.6% 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
Lao PDR Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 4,635,257 63.71 0.46%
2019 4,613,903 64.36 0.53%
2018 4,589,691 65.00 0.57%
2017 4,563,413 65.63 0.60%
2016 4,536,333 66.26 0.60%
2015 4,509,297 66.89 0.59%
2014 4,482,703 67.51 0.59%
2013 4,456,458 68.13 0.60%
2012 4,429,710 68.74 0.64%
2011 4,401,401 69.34 0.71%
2010 4,370,418 69.94 0.78%
2009 4,336,315 70.53 0.85%
2008 4,299,577 71.11 0.89%
2007 4,261,578 71.68 0.89%
2006 4,223,906 72.25 0.85%
2005 4,188,025 72.81 0.28%
2004 4,176,325 73.76 0.02%
2003 4,175,453 74.87 0.07%
2002 4,172,451 75.96 0.16%
2001 4,165,758 77.01 0.29%
2000 4,153,711 78.02 0.42%
1999 4,136,389 79.01 0.55%
1998 4,113,674 79.96 0.71%
1997 4,084,689 80.88 0.89%
1996 4,048,389 81.77 1.10%
1995 4,004,256 82.62 1.68%
1994 3,937,659 83.15 2.04%
1993 3,858,117 83.51 2.20%
1992 3,774,305 83.87 2.31%
1991 3,688,103 84.22 2.39%
1990 3,601,091 84.56 2.45%
1989 3,513,962 84.90 2.50%
1988 3,427,103 85.23 2.53%
1987 3,341,611 85.56 2.52%
1986 3,258,538 85.88 2.48%
1985 3,178,813 86.20 2.45%
1984 3,102,019 86.50 2.39%
1983 3,028,753 86.79 2.25%
1982 2,961,419 87.07 1.99%
1981 2,902,949 87.35 1.67%
1980 2,854,888 87.62 1.26%
1979 2,819,019 87.89 0.91%
1978 2,793,553 88.16 0.75%
1977 2,772,583 88.42 0.90%
1976 2,747,819 88.67 1.26%
1975 2,713,437 88.92 1.73%
1974 2,666,832 89.16 2.16%
1973 2,609,931 89.40 2.39%
1972 2,548,377 89.71 2.43%
1971 2,487,281 90.05 2.34%
1970 2,429,668 90.38 2.21%
1969 2,376,642 90.70 2.12%
1968 2,326,882 91.01 2.04%
1967 2,279,894 91.31 2.02%
1966 2,234,304 91.60 2.26%
1965 2,184,283 91.68 2.27%
1964 2,135,241 91.75 2.26%
1963 2,087,619 91.83 2.24%
1962 2,041,323 91.91 2.23%
1961 1,996,279 91.98 2.22%
1960 1,952,366 92.05 %