New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2019 was 658,140, a 0.99% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2018 was 651,695, a 0.45% increase from 2017.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2017 was 648,806, a 1.65% increase from 2016.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2016 was 638,275, a 1.68% 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
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
New Zealand Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 658,140 13.39 0.98%
2018 651,695 13.46 0.44%
2017 648,806 13.53 1.64%
2016 638,275 13.60 1.67%
2015 627,727 13.66 1.45%
2014 618,686 13.72 1.07%
2013 612,077 13.78 0.33%
2012 610,037 13.84 0.11%
2011 609,376 13.90 1.20%
2010 602,137 13.84 1.55%
2009 592,898 13.78 1.44%
2008 584,445 13.72 1.29%
2007 576,971 13.66 1.37%
2006 569,106 13.60 0.79%
2005 564,649 13.66 0.69%
2004 560,764 13.72 1.05%
2003 554,908 13.78 1.54%
2002 546,433 13.84 1.30%
2001 539,389 13.90 0.02%
2000 539,268 13.98 0.02%
1999 539,177 14.06 -0.04%
1998 539,403 14.14 0.32%
1997 537,663 14.22 0.74%
1996 533,676 14.30 0.56%
1995 530,696 14.45 0.44%
1994 528,375 14.60 0.31%
1993 526,757 14.75 0.12%
1992 526,117 14.90 0.02%
1991 526,013 15.05 3.47%
1990 508,061 15.26 -0.61%
1989 511,178 15.49 -1.04%
1988 516,544 15.73 -1.26%
1987 523,085 15.98 -0.66%
1986 526,550 16.22 -0.68%
1985 530,154 16.33 0.37%
1984 528,179 16.37 0.61%
1983 524,941 16.41 1.12%
1982 519,115 16.45 0.74%
1981 515,265 16.49 -0.12%
1980 515,870 16.57 -0.48%
1979 518,332 16.67 -0.98%
1978 523,456 16.77 -0.57%
1977 526,440 16.87 -0.28%
1976 527,914 16.97 -0.60%
1975 531,095 17.23 0.14%
1974 530,357 17.54 0.28%
1973 528,859 17.86 0.17%
1972 527,958 18.18 -0.02%
1971 528,062 18.51 -0.57%
1970 531,054 18.89 -0.79%
1969 535,289 19.31 -1.25%
1968 542,008 19.72 -1.25%
1967 548,852 20.15 -0.33%
1966 550,673 20.58 -0.75%
1965 554,829 21.11 -1.03%
1964 560,592 21.68 -0.58%
1963 563,832 22.27 -0.66%
1962 567,559 22.87 -0.08%
1961 568,025 23.48 -0.22%
1960 569,279 24.00 %