Malawi Rural Population 1960-2020

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.
  • Malawi rural population for 2019 was 15,429,446, a 2.38% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi rural population for 2018 was 15,070,382, a 2.4% increase from 2017.
  • Malawi rural population for 2017 was 14,716,853, a 2.45% increase from 2016.
  • Malawi rural population for 2016 was 14,365,384, a 2.51% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 88,290,020
Congo, Dem. Rep. 47,694,888
Tanzania 37,993,578
Uganda 33,485,078
Afghanistan 28,244,481
Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
Mozambique 19,273,930
Yemen 18,292,399
Madagascar 16,758,458
Malawi 15,429,446
Burkina Faso 14,229,029
Chad 12,234,603
Mali 11,178,343
Rwanda 10,440,846
Burundi 9,989,403
Zimbabwe 9,928,163
North Korea 9,718,749
South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
Haiti 4,934,129
Togo 4,667,728
Sierra Leone 4,493,849
Central African Republic 2,763,121
Liberia 2,388,948
Guinea-Bissau 1,080,000
Gambia 893,748
Comoros 602,734
Malawi Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 15,429,446 82.83 2.35%
2018 15,070,382 83.06 2.37%
2017 14,716,853 83.29 2.42%
2016 14,365,384 83.49 2.48%
2015 14,013,642 83.69 2.54%
2014 13,661,711 83.87 2.61%
2013 13,310,371 84.03 2.66%
2012 12,961,589 84.19 2.69%
2011 12,617,250 84.33 2.71%
2010 12,279,575 84.46 2.73%
2009 11,948,322 84.57 2.75%
2008 11,623,954 84.67 2.75%
2007 11,309,182 84.77 2.69%
2006 11,008,962 84.86 2.61%
2005 10,725,241 84.95 2.49%
2004 10,460,991 85.04 2.38%
2003 10,215,154 85.13 2.31%
2002 9,981,682 85.21 2.33%
2001 9,751,725 85.30 2.41%
2000 9,519,924 85.39 2.57%
1999 9,278,057 85.48 2.66%
1998 9,034,490 85.62 2.32%
1997 8,827,614 86.00 1.95%
1996 8,656,783 86.37 1.37%
1995 8,538,750 86.74 0.60%
1994 8,487,814 87.09 -0.04%
1993 8,490,908 87.44 -0.14%
1992 8,502,541 87.78 0.51%
1991 8,459,353 88.12 1.69%
1990 8,317,340 88.44 3.20%
1989 8,055,205 88.76 4.61%
1988 7,692,354 89.07 5.58%
1987 7,274,847 89.36 5.74%
1986 6,869,086 89.60 5.07%
1985 6,529,593 89.84 4.01%
1984 6,272,952 90.07 3.06%
1983 6,084,076 90.30 2.34%
1982 5,943,464 90.52 2.13%
1981 5,818,405 90.74 2.32%
1980 5,684,775 90.95 2.61%
1979 5,538,360 91.16 2.76%
1978 5,387,612 91.36 2.82%
1977 5,237,988 91.61 2.65%
1976 5,101,167 91.99 2.55%
1975 4,972,750 92.35 2.44%
1974 4,852,703 92.70 2.38%
1973 4,738,356 93.03 2.34%
1972 4,628,756 93.35 2.32%
1971 4,522,684 93.66 2.32%
1970 4,419,062 93.95 2.32%
1969 4,317,668 94.23 2.32%
1968 4,218,657 94.50 2.32%
1967 4,122,097 94.75 2.32%
1966 4,027,644 94.98 2.42%
1965 3,931,541 95.09 2.39%
1964 3,838,817 95.20 2.36%
1963 3,749,250 95.31 2.33%
1962 3,662,831 95.41 2.30%
1961 3,579,516 95.51 2.27%
1960 3,499,311 95.61 2.23%