Philippines 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.
  • Philippines rural population for 2020 was 57,630,884, a 0.86% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines rural population for 2019 was 57,140,716, a 0.91% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines rural population for 2018 was 56,624,425, a 0.98% increase from 2017.
  • Philippines rural population for 2017 was 56,076,098, a 1.06% 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
Philippines Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 57,630,884 52.59 0.85%
2019 57,140,716 52.85 0.91%
2018 56,624,425 53.09 0.97%
2017 56,076,098 53.32 1.06%
2016 55,486,055 53.53 1.15%
2015 54,851,130 53.72 1.22%
2014 54,183,617 53.91 1.29%
2013 53,486,547 54.10 1.34%
2012 52,774,797 54.29 1.35%
2011 52,064,651 54.48 1.34%
2010 51,369,761 54.67 1.74%
2009 50,484,932 54.63 1.80%
2008 49,582,478 54.55 1.82%
2007 48,690,225 54.46 1.87%
2006 47,789,467 54.38 1.95%
2005 46,866,522 54.29 2.05%
2004 45,917,350 54.21 2.13%
2003 44,947,726 54.12 2.21%
2002 43,965,718 54.04 2.26%
2001 42,983,513 53.95 2.29%
2000 42,010,260 53.87 2.32%
1999 41,048,084 53.78 2.35%
1998 40,095,135 53.70 2.38%
1997 39,151,854 53.61 2.41%
1996 38,217,783 53.53 2.45%
1995 37,292,616 53.44 2.48%
1994 36,377,890 53.36 2.51%
1993 35,474,573 53.27 2.55%
1992 34,580,953 53.19 2.60%
1991 33,693,856 53.10 2.65%
1990 32,813,105 53.01 1.02%
1989 32,480,229 53.83 0.77%
1988 32,229,655 54.82 0.85%
1987 31,956,083 55.81 0.92%
1986 31,662,346 56.79 0.98%
1985 31,352,437 57.77 1.04%
1984 31,027,438 58.73 1.09%
1983 30,691,119 59.70 1.14%
1982 30,342,793 60.66 1.18%
1981 29,985,384 61.61 1.23%
1980 29,619,426 62.54 2.00%
1979 29,031,684 63.00 2.16%
1978 28,411,906 63.37 2.17%
1977 27,802,845 63.73 2.19%
1976 27,201,092 64.08 2.22%
1975 26,604,532 64.44 2.03%
1974 26,070,077 64.94 2.03%
1973 25,547,030 65.47 2.07%
1972 25,024,893 65.99 2.09%
1971 24,507,615 66.51 2.11%
1970 23,995,925 67.02 2.43%
1969 23,420,926 67.33 2.49%
1968 22,844,543 67.60 2.52%
1967 22,275,987 67.87 2.58%
1966 21,709,381 68.13 2.65%
1965 21,141,202 68.40 2.74%
1964 20,569,634 68.66 2.83%
1963 19,996,375 68.92 2.90%
1962 19,425,030 69.18 2.94%
1961 18,861,993 69.45 2.97%
1960 18,310,798 69.70 %