Saudi Arabia 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.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2019 was 5,460,690, a 0.3% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2018 was 5,444,563, a 0.44% increase from 2017.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2017 was 5,420,978, a 0.67% increase from 2016.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2016 was 5,385,143, a 0.94% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Saudi Arabia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 5,460,690 15.94 0.30%
2018 5,444,563 16.16 0.43%
2017 5,420,978 16.38 0.66%
2016 5,385,143 16.60 0.94%
2015 5,334,912 16.82 1.26%
2014 5,268,256 17.04 1.55%
2013 5,187,065 17.26 1.76%
2012 5,096,327 17.48 1.85%
2011 5,002,815 17.70 1.82%
2010 4,912,829 17.92 1.72%
2009 4,828,873 18.13 1.63%
2008 4,750,806 18.35 1.55%
2007 4,677,535 18.57 1.57%
2006 4,604,702 18.80 1.63%
2005 4,530,076 19.02 1.74%
2004 4,452,116 19.25 1.81%
2003 4,372,310 19.47 1.79%
2002 4,294,774 19.70 1.66%
2001 4,224,202 19.92 1.43%
2000 4,164,178 20.15 1.15%
1999 4,116,452 20.38 0.92%
1998 4,078,724 20.62 0.78%
1997 4,046,971 20.85 0.81%
1996 4,014,238 21.09 0.97%
1995 3,975,653 21.33 1.18%
1994 3,929,043 21.57 1.39%
1993 3,874,886 21.81 1.22%
1992 3,827,943 22.15 0.20%
1991 3,820,317 22.78 0.49%
1990 3,801,465 23.42 0.81%
1989 3,770,878 24.07 1.16%
1988 3,727,283 24.73 1.53%
1987 3,670,789 25.41 1.94%
1986 3,600,277 26.10 0.33%
1985 3,588,438 27.35 0.89%
1984 3,556,754 28.64 1.42%
1983 3,506,477 29.97 1.84%
1982 3,442,478 31.33 2.01%
1981 3,373,910 32.72 1.95%
1980 3,308,670 34.14 1.71%
1979 3,252,645 35.60 1.45%
1978 3,205,818 37.08 1.24%
1977 3,166,447 38.58 1.18%
1976 3,129,207 40.10 1.25%
1975 3,090,293 41.65 1.17%
1974 3,054,330 43.30 0.48%
1973 3,039,696 45.29 0.54%
1972 3,023,427 47.29 0.50%
1971 3,008,341 49.31 0.42%
1970 2,995,877 51.33 0.29%
1969 2,987,269 53.35 0.18%
1968 2,981,947 55.35 0.11%
1967 2,978,631 57.34 0.16%
1966 2,974,006 59.30 0.28%
1965 2,965,806 61.23 0.44%
1964 2,952,685 63.13 0.59%
1963 2,935,250 64.99 1.19%
1962 2,900,467 66.48 1.65%
1961 2,853,084 67.63 1.54%
1960 2,809,496 68.75 %