Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe rural population for 2019 was 9,928,163, a 1.43% increase from 2018.
  • Zimbabwe rural population for 2018 was 9,788,355, a 1.46% increase from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe rural population for 2017 was 9,647,246, a 1.56% increase from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe rural population for 2016 was 9,499,135, a 1.7% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 88,290,020
Congo, Dem. Rep. 47,694,888
Tanzania 37,993,578
Uganda 33,485,078
Afghanistan 28,244,481
Nepal 22,843,197
Niger 19,460,484
Mozambique 19,273,930
Yemen 18,292,399
Madagascar 16,758,458
Malawi 15,429,446
Burkina Faso 14,229,029
Chad 12,234,603
Mali 11,178,343
Rwanda 10,440,846
Burundi 9,989,403
Zimbabwe 9,928,163
North Korea 9,718,749
South Sudan 8,860,863
Senegal 8,530,658
Somalia 8,408,044
Guinea 8,109,741
Syrian Arab Republic 7,712,116
Tajikistan 6,775,541
Benin 6,153,002
Haiti 4,934,129
Togo 4,667,728
Sierra Leone 4,493,849
Central African Republic 2,763,121
Liberia 2,388,948
Guinea-Bissau 1,080,000
Gambia 893,748
Comoros 602,734
Zimbabwe Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 9,928,163 67.79 1.42%
2018 9,788,355 67.79 1.45%
2017 9,647,246 67.76 1.55%
2016 9,499,135 67.70 1.68%
2015 9,340,761 67.62 1.84%
2014 9,170,466 67.50 1.98%
2013 8,990,931 67.35 2.05%
2012 8,808,909 67.17 1.97%
2011 8,637,258 66.99 1.81%
2010 8,482,587 66.80 1.63%
2009 8,345,717 66.62 1.46%
2008 8,224,972 66.44 1.28%
2007 8,120,406 66.26 1.10%
2006 8,031,619 66.07 0.93%
2005 7,957,337 65.89 0.75%
2004 7,897,803 65.71 0.60%
2003 7,850,873 65.52 0.40%
2002 7,819,899 65.42 -0.38%
2001 7,849,513 65.83 -0.27%
2000 7,870,528 66.24 -0.12%
1999 7,880,197 66.65 0.03%
1998 7,877,704 67.06 0.20%
1997 7,861,976 67.47 0.37%
1996 7,832,793 67.87 0.55%
1995 7,789,866 68.27 0.73%
1994 7,732,877 68.67 0.94%
1993 7,660,664 69.06 1.11%
1992 7,575,958 69.50 0.95%
1991 7,504,681 70.26 1.29%
1990 7,408,271 71.01 1.67%
1989 7,285,389 71.75 2.04%
1988 7,138,252 72.48 2.34%
1987 6,973,055 73.19 2.54%
1986 6,798,450 73.90 2.64%
1985 6,621,364 74.59 2.71%
1984 6,444,291 75.26 2.78%
1983 6,267,912 75.93 2.82%
1982 6,093,705 76.57 2.92%
1981 5,918,264 77.11 2.86%
1980 5,751,241 77.63 2.75%
1979 5,595,343 78.15 2.62%
1978 5,450,527 78.66 2.55%
1977 5,313,471 79.15 2.57%
1976 5,178,906 79.64 2.66%
1975 5,043,093 80.13 2.79%
1974 4,904,570 80.60 2.82%
1973 4,768,364 81.13 2.90%
1972 4,632,181 81.64 2.92%
1971 4,499,067 82.15 2.89%
1970 4,370,974 82.64 2.84%
1969 4,248,543 83.12 2.68%
1968 4,136,079 83.69 2.65%
1967 4,028,104 84.27 2.66%
1966 3,922,220 84.84 2.71%
1965 3,817,491 85.38 2.76%
1964 3,713,683 85.91 2.79%
1963 3,611,339 86.42 2.82%
1962 3,510,793 86.92 3.08%
1961 3,404,370 87.18 3.10%
1960 3,300,517 87.39 %