Ireland 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.
  • Ireland rural population for 2022 was 1,822,006, a 0.31% increase from 2021.
  • Ireland rural population for 2021 was 1,816,369, a 0.24% increase from 2020.
  • Ireland rural population for 2020 was 1,812,037, a 0.35% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland rural population for 2019 was 1,805,722, a 0.73% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,378,923
Germany 18,793,519
Italy 16,681,796
Poland 14,974,307
France 12,561,983
United Kingdom 10,448,880
Japan 10,066,305
South Korea 9,588,890
Spain 8,902,107
Canada 7,103,929
Saudi Arabia 5,559,991
Austria 3,684,288
Argentina 3,538,352
Australia 3,510,274
Portugal 3,385,528
Czech Republic 2,697,096
Hungary 2,657,928
Slovak Republic 2,503,549
Chile 2,369,699
Switzerland 2,272,064
Greece 2,075,584
Ireland 1,822,006
Croatia 1,610,240
Panama 1,360,444
Netherlands 1,259,398
Sweden 1,206,837
UAE 1,176,081
Slovenia 933,093
Lithuania 893,387
Norway 891,476
Finland 795,690
Trinidad and Tobago 714,385
Israel 691,177
Denmark 686,700
New Zealand 672,077
Latvia 592,511
Oman 560,597
Cyprus 414,105
Estonia 408,688
Belgium 215,535
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 76,599
Antigua and Barbuda 70,935
Bahamas 67,680
Aruba 59,554
Luxembourg 52,836
Seychelles 41,629
Isle of Man 39,495
Liechtenstein 33,610
St. Kitts and Nevis 32,888
Faroe Islands 30,379
Malta 26,825
Iceland 22,945
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
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Ireland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 1,822,006 35.82 0.31%
2021 1,816,369 36.09 0.24%
2020 1,812,037 36.35 0.35%
2019 1,805,722 36.60 0.73%
2018 1,792,632 36.83 0.64%
2017 1,781,281 37.05 0.52%
2016 1,771,980 37.26 0.60%
2015 1,761,447 37.46 0.42%
2014 1,754,105 37.66 0.20%
2013 1,750,530 37.86 0.00%
2012 1,750,490 38.06 -0.10%
2011 1,752,249 38.26 -0.09%
2010 1,753,744 38.46 0.03%
2009 1,753,285 38.66 0.50%
2008 1,744,592 38.86 1.52%
2007 1,718,227 39.06 2.38%
2006 1,677,897 39.26 2.03%
2005 1,644,123 39.52 1.49%
2004 1,619,883 39.80 1.13%
2003 1,601,606 40.08 0.94%
2002 1,586,580 40.35 1.07%
2001 1,569,733 40.60 0.99%
2000 1,554,223 40.85 0.74%
1999 1,542,842 41.09 0.53%
1998 1,534,680 41.34 0.45%
1997 1,527,757 41.58 0.41%
1996 1,521,461 41.83 0.26%
1995 1,517,554 42.05 -0.00%
1994 1,517,620 42.27 -0.12%
1993 1,519,482 42.49 -0.01%
1992 1,519,699 42.71 0.17%
1991 1,517,141 42.93 0.24%
1990 1,513,504 43.07 -0.21%
1989 1,516,615 43.20 -0.69%
1988 1,527,078 43.32 -0.72%
1987 1,538,049 43.45 -0.28%
1986 1,542,349 43.57 -0.30%
1985 1,547,026 43.73 -0.21%
1984 1,550,204 43.89 0.26%
1983 1,546,244 44.05 0.34%
1982 1,540,933 44.21 0.58%
1981 1,531,958 44.37 0.49%
1980 1,524,395 44.67 0.39%
1979 1,518,390 45.01 0.58%
1978 1,509,580 45.35 0.67%
1977 1,499,473 45.69 0.61%
1976 1,490,313 46.03 0.77%
1975 1,478,867 46.37 0.91%
1974 1,465,401 46.71 0.93%
1973 1,451,878 47.05 0.88%
1972 1,439,133 47.39 0.77%
1971 1,428,135 47.73 -0.89%
1970 1,440,890 48.72 -1.52%
1969 1,462,952 49.89 -1.71%
1968 1,488,213 51.04 -1.80%
1967 1,515,224 52.21 -1.72%
1966 1,541,550 53.36 -0.36%
1965 1,547,038 53.77 -0.02%
1964 1,547,278 53.98 0.10%
1963 1,545,765 54.19 0.20%
1962 1,542,726 54.40 0.03%
1961 1,542,320 54.61 -0.53%
1960 1,550,525 54.82 %