Zambia 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.
  • Zambia rural population for 2021 was 10,370,034, a 1.87% increase from 2020.
  • Zambia rural population for 2020 was 10,179,380, a 1.9% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia rural population for 2019 was 9,989,319, a 1.93% increase from 2018.
  • Zambia rural population for 2018 was 9,800,075, a 1.97% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Zambia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 10,370,034 54.81 1.86%
2020 10,179,380 55.37 1.88%
2019 9,989,319 55.93 1.91%
2018 9,800,075 56.48 1.95%
2017 9,610,601 57.02 2.01%
2016 9,419,129 57.56 2.08%
2015 9,224,802 58.09 2.17%
2014 9,027,051 58.62 2.24%
2013 8,826,816 59.14 2.28%
2012 8,627,882 59.65 2.26%
2011 8,434,814 60.15 2.20%
2010 8,251,350 60.65 2.10%
2009 8,079,606 61.14 2.02%
2008 7,918,421 61.63 1.93%
2007 7,766,712 62.12 1.89%
2006 7,621,231 62.61 1.87%
2005 7,479,986 63.09 1.85%
2004 7,342,742 63.57 1.83%
2003 7,209,829 64.05 1.82%
2002 7,079,492 64.53 1.85%
2001 6,949,714 65.00 2.31%
2000 6,790,986 65.20 3.38%
1999 6,565,204 64.74 3.45%
1998 6,342,564 64.28 3.48%
1997 6,125,579 63.82 3.45%
1996 5,917,846 63.36 3.38%
1995 5,721,403 62.90 3.27%
1994 5,537,204 62.43 3.19%
1993 5,363,384 61.96 3.16%
1992 5,196,395 61.49 3.23%
1991 5,031,371 61.01 3.26%
1990 4,869,768 60.59 2.81%
1989 4,734,661 60.54 2.96%
1988 4,596,497 60.49 3.09%
1987 4,456,436 60.44 3.19%
1986 4,316,338 60.39 3.26%
1985 4,177,774 60.35 3.34%
1984 4,040,698 60.30 3.42%
1983 3,905,025 60.25 3.47%
1982 3,771,740 60.20 3.50%
1981 3,642,057 60.15 3.35%
1980 3,521,917 60.19 1.76%
1979 3,460,543 61.18 1.78%
1978 3,399,507 62.17 1.80%
1977 3,338,820 63.15 1.84%
1976 3,277,831 64.11 1.89%
1975 3,216,394 65.07 1.95%
1974 3,154,335 66.01 1.99%
1973 3,092,280 66.94 2.02%
1972 3,030,475 67.85 2.02%
1971 2,969,857 68.76 2.01%
1970 2,910,675 69.65 1.84%
1969 2,857,506 70.63 0.98%
1968 2,829,778 72.21 1.04%
1967 2,800,517 73.74 1.12%
1966 2,769,234 75.21 1.21%
1965 2,735,977 76.63 1.29%
1964 2,700,785 77.99 1.37%
1963 2,664,155 79.29 1.84%
1962 2,615,526 80.22 1.96%
1961 2,564,658 81.05 2.01%
1960 2,513,587 81.86 %