South Asia 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.
  • South Asia rural population for 2020 was 1,209,159,239, a 0.45% increase from 2019.
  • South Asia rural population for 2019 was 1,203,683,996, a 0.5% increase from 2018.
  • South Asia rural population for 2018 was 1,197,679,081, a 0.55% increase from 2017.
  • South Asia rural population for 2017 was 1,191,117,547, a 0.59% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
World 3,398,794,081
South Asia 1,209,159,239
East Asia & Pacific 924,467,848
Sub-Saharan Africa 667,403,145
OECD members 260,249,446
Latin America & Caribbean 123,154,930
European Union 112,143,460
Euro Area 77,294,466
North America 64,126,774
South Asia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 1,209,159,239 65.12 0.45%
2019 1,203,683,996 65.57 0.50%
2018 1,197,679,081 66.01 0.55%
2017 1,191,117,547 66.44 0.59%
2016 1,184,103,952 66.85 0.63%
2015 1,176,700,582 67.26 0.66%
2014 1,168,970,281 67.66 0.70%
2013 1,160,865,426 68.06 0.74%
2012 1,152,340,021 68.44 0.78%
2011 1,143,401,742 68.82 0.85%
2010 1,133,760,092 69.18 0.90%
2009 1,123,593,153 69.55 0.96%
2008 1,112,927,341 69.91 1.01%
2007 1,101,778,785 70.27 1.07%
2006 1,090,131,402 70.62 1.13%
2005 1,077,998,855 70.97 1.18%
2004 1,065,387,997 71.32 1.24%
2003 1,052,316,234 71.67 1.30%
2002 1,038,823,499 72.01 1.35%
2001 1,025,021,302 72.35 1.48%
2000 1,010,086,912 72.62 1.57%
1999 994,492,172 72.85 1.61%
1998 978,775,250 73.09 1.64%
1997 962,976,707 73.32 1.68%
1996 947,036,126 73.56 1.73%
1995 930,920,885 73.79 1.78%
1994 914,623,784 74.02 1.83%
1993 898,216,299 74.24 1.87%
1992 881,760,738 74.46 1.90%
1991 865,355,187 74.69 1.88%
1990 849,386,663 74.94 1.88%
1989 833,710,532 75.20 1.90%
1988 818,183,619 75.46 1.91%
1987 802,845,943 75.73 1.94%
1986 787,588,055 75.99 1.97%
1985 772,401,207 76.25 2.00%
1984 757,288,749 76.51 2.02%
1983 742,296,370 76.78 2.04%
1982 727,447,971 77.03 2.06%
1981 712,792,032 77.29 1.90%
1980 699,517,282 77.67 1.83%
1979 686,928,710 78.10 1.85%
1978 674,425,750 78.52 1.87%
1977 662,072,485 78.93 1.87%
1976 649,918,278 79.33 1.87%
1975 638,003,857 79.72 1.86%
1974 626,361,293 80.10 1.88%
1973 614,823,494 80.46 1.89%
1972 603,445,596 80.79 1.89%
1971 592,259,683 81.12 1.99%
1970 580,691,842 81.36 2.03%
1969 569,140,286 81.57 2.03%
1968 557,800,147 81.78 2.03%
1967 546,697,479 81.97 2.02%
1966 535,866,605 82.17 2.01%
1965 525,330,696 82.36 1.99%
1964 515,094,441 82.55 1.97%
1963 505,164,303 82.75 1.94%
1962 495,538,771 82.94 1.92%
1961 486,226,845 83.12 1.95%
1960 476,925,535 83.26 %