OECD members Rural Population 1960-2023

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.
  • OECD members rural population for 2021 was 258,158,568, a 0.92% decline from 2020.
  • OECD members rural population for 2020 was 260,551,474, a 0.55% decline from 2019.
  • OECD members rural population for 2019 was 262,003,983, a 0.59% decline from 2018.
  • OECD members rural population for 2018 was 263,548,077, a 0.46% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,401,483,101
South Asia 1,214,195,771
East Asia & Pacific 912,424,958
Sub-Saharan Africa 678,421,501
OECD members 258,158,568
Latin America & Caribbean 122,600,284
European Union 110,874,382
Euro Area 76,394,998
North America 63,860,455
OECD members Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 258,158,568 18.76 -0.92%
2020 260,551,474 18.98 -0.55%
2019 262,003,983 19.19 -0.59%
2018 263,548,077 19.40 -0.46%
2017 264,757,747 19.61 -0.40%
2016 265,821,194 19.81 -0.33%
2015 266,698,146 20.01 -0.32%
2014 267,549,726 20.21 -0.28%
2013 268,298,978 20.40 -0.30%
2012 269,103,769 20.59 -0.33%
2011 269,983,041 20.79 -0.56%
2010 271,516,617 21.01 -0.69%
2009 273,408,584 21.30 -0.65%
2008 275,199,008 21.59 -0.61%
2007 276,875,520 21.89 -0.65%
2006 278,694,511 22.20 -0.72%
2005 280,714,043 22.53 -0.84%
2004 283,079,418 22.89 -0.86%
2003 285,537,838 23.26 -0.90%
2002 288,116,476 23.64 -0.94%
2001 290,844,175 24.04 -0.70%
2000 292,884,725 24.39 -0.26%
1999 293,637,378 24.63 -0.23%
1998 294,328,295 24.87 -0.22%
1997 294,980,827 25.11 -0.18%
1996 295,524,909 25.35 -0.21%
1995 296,133,618 25.60 -0.26%
1994 296,914,943 25.87 -0.23%
1993 297,605,441 26.14 -0.14%
1992 298,022,682 26.41 -0.06%
1991 298,204,166 26.68 -0.10%
1990 298,513,644 26.96 -0.16%
1989 298,998,442 27.24 -0.13%
1988 299,381,525 27.51 -0.23%
1987 300,074,743 27.79 -0.23%
1986 300,777,787 28.08 -0.15%
1985 301,240,636 28.35 -0.13%
1984 301,639,635 28.61 -0.12%
1983 301,996,631 28.87 -0.10%
1982 302,300,442 29.14 -0.10%
1981 302,594,381 29.43 -0.11%
1980 302,916,425 29.73 0.08%
1979 302,682,175 29.98 0.10%
1978 302,370,544 30.24 0.09%
1977 302,106,996 30.50 0.11%
1976 301,784,068 30.76 0.10%
1975 301,473,670 31.03 -0.04%
1974 301,581,167 31.36 -0.05%
1973 301,728,259 31.72 -0.02%
1972 301,783,436 32.08 0.01%
1971 301,756,669 32.45 0.06%
1970 301,574,083 32.85 -0.29%
1969 302,453,433 33.32 -0.29%
1968 303,345,816 33.79 -0.33%
1967 304,349,544 34.30 -0.30%
1966 305,256,174 34.81 -0.20%
1965 305,870,844 35.31 -0.12%
1964 306,226,658 35.81 -0.09%
1963 306,489,122 36.33 -0.05%
1962 306,633,128 36.85 0.04%
1961 306,516,348 37.35 0.05%
1960 306,362,093 37.85 %