UAE Rural Population 1960-2022

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.
  • UAE rural population for 2021 was 1,268,967, a 0.94% decline from 2020.
  • UAE rural population for 2020 was 1,281,005, a 0.76% decline from 2019.
  • UAE rural population for 2019 was 1,290,784, a 0.56% decline from 2018.
  • UAE rural population for 2018 was 1,298,062, a 0.51% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,667,512
Italy 16,924,836
Poland 15,084,074
France 12,661,527
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,965,568
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,474,978
Austria 3,672,522
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,510,320
Portugal 3,414,362
Czech Republic 2,759,991
Hungary 2,694,979
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,340,642
Switzerland 2,261,756
Greece 2,128,861
Ireland 1,814,588
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,368,149
Netherlands 1,302,381
UAE 1,268,967
Sweden 1,225,108
Slovenia 939,156
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 887,542
Finland 798,226
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Oman 676,741
Trinidad and Tobago 655,867
Latvia 594,684
Estonia 406,552
Cyprus 402,894
Belgium 218,200
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 197,811
Bahrain 181,438
Uruguay 153,242
Channel Islands 120,897
French Polynesia 107,176
Brunei 94,691
New Caledonia 76,538
Antigua and Barbuda 74,658
Bahamas 66,027
Aruba 60,173
Luxembourg 53,222
Seychelles 41,693
Isle of Man 40,078
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,997
Liechtenstein 32,718
Faroe Islands 28,165
Malta 26,826
Iceland 22,546
Qatar 21,158
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,540
Andorra 9,392
Guam 8,484
Greenland 7,078
Northern Mariana Islands 4,697
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Palau 3,365
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,419
San Marino 809
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
UAE Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 1,268,967 12.70 -0.94%
2020 1,281,005 12.95 -0.76%
2019 1,290,784 13.21 -0.56%
2018 1,298,062 13.48 -0.51%
2017 1,304,681 13.75 -0.70%
2016 1,313,813 14.04 -1.00%
2015 1,327,002 14.33 -1.54%
2014 1,347,574 14.63 -1.91%
2013 1,373,616 14.93 -1.49%
2012 1,394,185 15.25 0.04%
2011 1,393,640 15.58 2.40%
2010 1,360,561 15.91 5.54%
2009 1,287,206 16.26 8.88%
2008 1,177,776 16.61 11.74%
2007 1,047,285 16.98 12.99%
2006 919,686 17.35 12.22%
2005 813,859 17.74 9.84%
2004 737,592 18.13 7.00%
2003 687,747 18.53 4.33%
2002 658,635 18.93 3.04%
2001 638,912 19.35 3.10%
2000 619,417 19.76 3.38%
1999 598,841 20.19 3.17%
1998 580,141 20.62 3.06%
1997 562,642 21.06 2.99%
1996 546,089 21.51 4.20%
1995 523,618 21.68 5.81%
1994 494,048 21.53 6.11%
1993 464,747 21.39 6.38%
1992 436,034 21.24 6.49%
1991 408,624 21.09 6.47%
1990 383,039 20.95 6.48%
1989 359,010 20.80 6.57%
1988 336,169 20.66 6.62%
1987 314,649 20.52 6.54%
1986 294,716 20.38 6.59%
1985 275,911 20.20 6.53%
1984 258,458 19.97 6.31%
1983 242,657 19.75 6.43%
1982 227,535 19.53 7.15%
1981 211,831 19.32 7.43%
1980 196,663 19.29 7.97%
1979 181,598 19.49 9.88%
1978 164,518 19.69 11.74%
1977 146,290 19.89 13.20%
1976 128,204 20.10 14.63%
1975 110,756 20.20 15.95%
1974 94,426 20.20 16.94%
1973 79,714 20.20 17.59%
1972 66,856 20.20 17.63%
1971 56,048 20.20 16.82%
1970 47,371 20.20 14.38%
1969 41,027 20.20 10.63%
1968 36,889 20.20 4.72%
1967 35,190 20.73 2.32%
1966 34,383 21.49 2.95%
1965 33,383 22.28 4.66%
1964 31,863 23.08 6.31%
1963 29,915 23.91 7.51%
1962 27,750 24.75 7.20%
1961 25,822 25.62 5.29%
1960 24,491 26.50 %