Australia Rural Population 1960-2024

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.
  • Australia rural population for 2022 was 3,513,869, a 0.31% increase from 2021.
  • Australia rural population for 2021 was 3,502,976, a 0.74% decline from 2020.
  • Australia rural population for 2020 was 3,529,080, a 0.39% increase from 2019.
  • Australia rural population for 2019 was 3,515,460, a 0.68% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,378,923
Germany 18,730,526
Italy 16,705,485
Poland 14,679,358
France 12,568,575
United Kingdom 10,448,877
Japan 10,066,305
South Korea 9,588,890
Spain 8,932,638
Canada 7,103,929
Saudi Arabia 5,559,991
Austria 3,684,012
Argentina 3,538,352
Australia 3,513,869
Portugal 3,395,541
Czech Republic 2,734,517
Hungary 2,646,824
Slovak Republic 2,503,549
Chile 2,369,699
Switzerland 2,273,624
Greece 2,048,160
Ireland 1,836,398
Croatia 1,610,908
Panama 1,360,444
Netherlands 1,259,248
Sweden 1,206,837
UAE 1,176,081
Slovenia 934,533
Lithuania 892,957
Norway 891,476
Finland 795,579
Trinidad and Tobago 714,385
Israel 691,676
Denmark 686,700
New Zealand 672,077
Latvia 591,254
Oman 560,597
Cyprus 414,105
Estonia 409,926
Belgium 215,837
Puerto Rico 205,872
Barbados 193,416
Bahrain 151,007
Uruguay 147,591
Channel Islands 119,980
French Polynesia 115,865
Brunei 94,946
New Caledonia 74,507
Antigua and Barbuda 70,935
Bahamas 67,680
Aruba 59,554
Luxembourg 53,025
Seychelles 49,874
Isle of Man 39,495
Liechtenstein 33,610
St. Kitts and Nevis 32,888
Faroe Islands 30,379
Malta 27,220
Iceland 22,951
Qatar 18,381
Curacao 16,462
British Virgin Islands 15,862
Andorra 9,730
Guam 8,432
Greenland 6,954
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,073
Northern Mariana Islands 3,973
Palau 3,258
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,721
San Marino 763
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
St. Martin (French part) 0
Australia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 3,513,869 13.51 0.31%
2021 3,502,976 13.64 -0.74%
2020 3,529,080 13.76 0.39%
2019 3,515,460 13.88 0.67%
2018 3,491,861 13.99 0.73%
2017 3,466,571 14.10 0.91%
2016 3,435,109 14.20 0.87%
2015 3,405,449 14.30 0.75%
2014 3,380,029 14.40 0.80%
2013 3,353,116 14.50 1.03%
2012 3,318,631 14.60 1.05%
2011 3,283,984 14.70 0.59%
2010 3,264,665 14.82 0.76%
2009 3,240,082 14.94 1.26%
2008 3,199,492 15.06 1.20%
2007 3,161,216 15.18 1.02%
2006 3,128,998 15.30 0.58%
2005 3,110,866 15.42 0.45%
2004 3,096,947 15.54 0.30%
2003 3,087,676 15.66 0.38%
2002 3,075,954 15.78 0.37%
2001 3,064,677 15.90 2.14%
2000 2,999,891 15.77 2.00%
1999 2,940,357 15.63 1.95%
1998 2,883,617 15.50 1.86%
1997 2,830,515 15.36 1.94%
1996 2,776,179 15.23 2.08%
1995 2,719,097 15.10 1.98%
1994 2,665,835 14.97 1.83%
1993 2,617,535 14.84 1.76%
1992 2,571,981 14.72 1.92%
1991 2,522,951 14.60 1.48%
1990 2,485,877 14.57 1.69%
1989 2,444,312 14.54 1.90%
1988 2,398,321 14.51 1.84%
1987 2,354,684 14.48 1.73%
1986 2,314,331 14.45 1.65%
1985 2,276,359 14.42 1.53%
1984 2,241,719 14.39 1.41%
1983 2,210,349 14.36 1.57%
1982 2,175,903 14.33 1.94%
1981 2,134,026 14.30 0.53%
1980 2,122,700 14.45 0.19%
1979 2,118,609 14.60 0.05%
1978 2,117,518 14.75 0.14%
1977 2,114,608 14.90 0.11%
1976 2,112,387 15.05 -0.02%
1975 2,112,847 15.21 0.21%
1974 2,108,402 15.36 1.51%
1973 2,076,844 15.52 0.52%
1972 2,066,154 15.68 0.82%
1971 2,049,221 15.84 2.37%
1970 2,001,245 16.00 0.96%
1969 1,982,191 16.16 1.08%
1968 1,960,830 16.33 0.76%
1967 1,946,009 16.49 0.25%
1966 1,941,057 16.66 0.66%
1965 1,928,216 16.93 0.34%
1964 1,921,617 17.21 0.34%
1963 1,915,045 17.49 0.31%
1962 1,909,068 17.77 0.84%
1961 1,893,125 18.06 -0.27%
1960 1,898,168 18.47 0.00%