New Zealand Rural Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 676,263, a 1.47% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2019 was 666,479, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2018 was 659,719, a 1.27% increase from 2017.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2017 was 651,473, a 1.62% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,119,368
Germany 18,768,241
Italy 17,247,441
Poland 15,164,002
France 12,821,248
United Kingdom 10,819,646
Japan 10,341,204
South Korea 9,623,938
Spain 9,086,766
Canada 7,007,406
Saudi Arabia 5,470,303
Austria 3,678,525
Argentina 3,579,773
Australia 3,534,280
Portugal 3,471,945
Czech Republic 2,775,187
Hungary 2,735,589
Slovak Republic 2,524,162
Chile 2,346,132
Switzerland 2,252,934
Greece 2,173,649
Ireland 1,815,432
Croatia 1,717,915
Panama 1,362,863
Netherlands 1,354,130
UAE 1,281,005
Sweden 1,244,794
Slovenia 942,579
Norway 915,909
Lithuania 893,018
Finland 801,014
Oman 700,833
Denmark 693,004
Israel 683,249
New Zealand 676,263
Trinidad and Tobago 654,766
Latvia 602,505
Estonia 409,580
Cyprus 400,590
Belgium 221,991
Puerto Rico 205,025
Barbados 197,737
Bahrain 178,564
Uruguay 155,797
Channel Islands 120,027
French Polynesia 106,814
Brunei 95,153
New Caledonia 77,460
Antigua and Barbuda 74,001
Bahamas 65,889
Aruba 60,112
Luxembourg 54,041
Seychelles 41,801
Isle of Man 40,052
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,786
Liechtenstein 32,639
Faroe Islands 28,147
Malta 27,609
Iceland 22,359
Qatar 22,040
Curacao 16,955
British Virgin Islands 15,568
Andorra 9,337
Guam 8,544
Greenland 7,169
Northern Mariana Islands 4,721
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,316
Palau 3,440
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,476
San Marino 849
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
New Zealand Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 676,263 13.30 1.46%
2019 666,479 13.39 1.02%
2018 659,719 13.46 1.26%
2017 651,473 13.53 1.60%
2016 641,118 13.60 1.81%
2015 629,598 13.66 1.60%
2014 619,619 13.72 1.22%
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 %