Zambia 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.
  • 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.
  • Zambia rural population for 2017 was 9,610,601, a 2.03% 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
Zambia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
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 %