Netherlands 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.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2022 was 1,259,248, a 3.31% decline from 2021.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2021 was 1,302,355, a 3.83% decline from 2020.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2020 was 1,354,158, a 3.9% decline from 2019.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2019 was 1,409,098, a 3.91% decline 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
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
St. Martin (French part) 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Macao 0
Hong Kong 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Netherlands Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 1,259,248 7.11 -3.37%
2021 1,302,355 7.43 -3.90%
2020 1,354,158 7.76 -3.98%
2019 1,409,098 8.12 -3.99%
2018 1,466,411 8.51 -4.16%
2017 1,528,626 8.92 -4.24%
2016 1,594,889 9.37 -4.28%
2015 1,664,686 9.83 -4.35%
2014 1,738,782 10.31 -4.40%
2013 1,817,063 10.81 -5.10%
2012 1,912,076 11.41 -5.66%
2011 2,023,367 12.12 -5.50%
2010 2,137,737 12.87 -5.86%
2009 2,266,647 13.71 -5.75%
2008 2,400,728 14.60 -5.35%
2007 2,532,774 15.46 -5.46%
2006 2,674,876 16.36 -5.81%
2005 2,834,761 17.37 -5.99%
2004 3,009,850 18.49 -5.80%
2003 3,189,732 19.66 -5.59%
2002 3,373,027 20.89 -5.32%
2001 3,557,438 22.17 -3.81%
2000 3,695,515 23.21 -2.53%
1999 3,790,157 23.97 -2.54%
1998 3,887,534 24.75 -2.55%
1997 3,988,053 25.55 -2.62%
1996 4,093,839 26.36 -2.64%
1995 4,203,458 27.19 -2.57%
1994 4,313,040 28.04 -2.43%
1993 4,418,916 28.90 -2.29%
1992 4,521,389 29.78 -2.20%
1991 4,622,058 30.67 -1.29%
1990 4,682,215 31.32 -0.54%
1989 4,707,697 31.70 -0.62%
1988 4,737,105 32.09 -0.57%
1987 4,764,231 32.49 -0.58%
1986 4,791,802 32.88 -0.65%
1985 4,822,960 33.28 -0.73%
1984 4,858,219 33.68 -0.79%
1983 4,896,872 34.08 -0.80%
1982 4,936,304 34.49 -0.71%
1981 4,971,706 34.90 -0.34%
1980 4,988,512 35.26 -0.08%
1979 4,992,711 35.57 -0.18%
1978 5,001,864 35.88 -0.25%
1977 5,014,415 36.19 -0.27%
1976 5,027,799 36.50 -0.07%
1975 5,031,535 36.82 0.04%
1974 5,029,686 37.13 -0.07%
1973 5,033,026 37.45 -0.02%
1972 5,033,943 37.77 0.17%
1971 5,025,388 38.09 0.53%
1970 4,998,580 38.34 0.77%
1969 4,960,471 38.52 0.69%
1968 4,926,402 38.70 0.57%
1967 4,898,433 38.88 0.67%
1966 4,865,910 39.06 0.84%
1965 4,825,313 39.25 0.91%
1964 4,781,723 39.43 0.87%
1963 4,740,078 39.61 0.89%
1962 4,698,192 39.80 0.96%
1961 4,653,157 39.98 0.65%
1960 4,623,139 40.25 0.00%