Timor-Leste Rural Population 1960-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
  • Timor-Leste rural population for 2018 was 880,252, a 1.45% increase from 2017.
  • Timor-Leste rural population for 2017 was 867,647, a 1.44% increase from 2016.
  • Timor-Leste rural population for 2016 was 855,331, a 1.4% increase from 2015.
  • Timor-Leste rural population for 2015 was 843,513, a 1.36% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Timor-Leste 880,252
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Timor-Leste Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2018 880,252 69.42 1.44%
2017 867,647 69.79 1.43%
2016 855,331 70.15 1.39%
2015 843,513 70.51 1.35%
2014 832,213 70.87 1.31%
2013 821,388 71.22 1.28%
2012 810,906 71.57 1.28%
2011 800,589 71.92 1.30%
2010 790,267 72.27 1.30%
2009 780,043 72.61 1.30%
2008 769,958 72.95 1.36%
2007 759,582 73.29 1.49%
2006 748,358 73.63 1.67%
2005 735,992 73.96 1.92%
2004 722,019 74.29 2.09%
2003 707,082 74.66 2.13%
2002 692,214 75.02 1.88%
2001 679,344 75.38 1.42%
2000 669,792 75.74 0.81%
1999 664,369 76.09 0.30%
1998 662,367 76.44 0.09%
1997 661,784 76.79 0.31%
1996 659,715 77.13 0.86%
1995 654,072 77.47 1.54%
1994 644,056 77.80 2.14%
1993 630,424 78.13 2.56%
1992 614,497 78.46 2.66%
1991 598,393 78.79 2.43%
1990 584,039 79.16 2.02%
1989 572,333 79.63 1.80%
1988 562,100 80.09 1.64%
1987 552,946 80.55 1.61%
1986 544,099 81.00 1.67%
1985 535,084 81.44 1.81%
1984 525,465 81.87 1.88%
1983 515,703 82.29 1.66%
1982 507,203 82.71 1.05%
1981 501,895 83.12 0.17%
1980 501,023 83.52 -0.88%
1979 505,445 83.91 -1.73%
1978 514,251 84.30 -2.04%
1977 524,823 84.67 -1.63%
1976 533,439 85.04 -0.74%
1975 537,404 85.41 0.33%
1974 535,637 85.76 1.26%
1973 528,939 86.11 1.92%
1972 518,878 86.45 2.13%
1971 507,922 86.79 1.99%
1970 497,913 87.11 1.74%
1969 489,303 87.43 1.59%
1968 481,577 87.75 1.47%
1967 474,531 88.05 1.45%
1966 467,682 88.35 1.51%
1965 460,686 88.65 1.55%
1964 453,594 88.93 1.54%
1963 446,652 89.22 1.52%
1962 439,902 89.49 1.49%
1961 433,395 89.76 1.57%
1960 426,647 89.91 1.66%