New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2022 was 672,077, a 0.47% decline from 2021.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2021 was 675,267, a 0.26% decline from 2020.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2020 was 677,048, a 1.59% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2019 was 666,466, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
St. Martin (French part) 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
New Zealand Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 672,077 13.12 -0.47%
2021 675,267 13.21 -0.26%
2020 677,048 13.30 1.58%
2019 666,466 13.39 1.02%
2018 659,719 13.46 1.26%
2017 651,473 13.53 1.60%
2016 641,118 13.60 1.81%
2015 629,598 13.66 1.60%
2014 619,619 13.72 1.22%
2013 612,077 13.78 0.33%
2012 610,037 13.84 0.11%
2011 609,376 13.90 1.20%
2010 602,137 13.84 1.55%
2009 592,898 13.78 1.44%
2008 584,445 13.72 1.29%
2007 576,971 13.66 1.37%
2006 569,106 13.60 0.79%
2005 564,649 13.66 0.69%
2004 560,764 13.72 1.05%
2003 554,908 13.78 1.54%
2002 546,433 13.84 1.30%
2001 539,389 13.90 0.02%
2000 539,268 13.98 0.02%
1999 539,177 14.06 -0.04%
1998 539,403 14.14 0.32%
1997 537,663 14.22 0.74%
1996 533,676 14.30 0.56%
1995 530,696 14.45 0.44%
1994 528,375 14.60 0.31%
1993 526,757 14.75 0.12%
1992 526,117 14.90 0.02%
1991 526,013 15.05 3.47%
1990 508,061 15.26 -0.61%
1989 511,178 15.49 -1.04%
1988 516,544 15.73 -1.26%
1987 523,085 15.98 -0.66%
1986 526,550 16.22 -0.68%
1985 530,154 16.33 0.37%
1984 528,179 16.37 0.61%
1983 524,941 16.41 1.12%
1982 519,115 16.45 0.74%
1981 515,265 16.49 -0.12%
1980 515,870 16.57 -0.48%
1979 518,332 16.67 -0.98%
1978 523,456 16.77 -0.57%
1977 526,440 16.87 -0.28%
1976 527,914 16.97 -0.60%
1975 531,095 17.23 0.14%
1974 530,357 17.54 0.28%
1973 528,859 17.86 0.17%
1972 527,958 18.18 -0.02%
1971 528,062 18.51 -0.57%
1970 531,054 18.89 -0.79%
1969 535,289 19.31 -1.25%
1968 542,008 19.72 -1.25%
1967 548,852 20.15 -0.33%
1966 550,673 20.58 -0.75%
1965 554,829 21.11 -1.03%
1964 560,592 21.68 -0.58%
1963 563,832 22.27 -0.66%
1962 567,559 22.87 -0.08%
1961 568,025 23.48 -0.22%
1960 569,279 24.00 0.00%