UAE 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.
  • UAE rural population for 2022 was 1,176,081, a 1.13% decline from 2021.
  • UAE rural population for 2021 was 1,189,467, a 1.12% decline from 2020.
  • UAE rural population for 2020 was 1,202,890, a 1.16% decline from 2019.
  • UAE rural population for 2019 was 1,216,952, a 1.21% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,378,923
Germany 18,793,519
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
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
UAE Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 1,176,081 12.46 -1.13%
2021 1,189,467 12.70 -1.12%
2020 1,202,890 12.95 -1.16%
2019 1,216,952 13.21 -1.22%
2018 1,231,912 13.48 -1.22%
2017 1,247,072 13.75 -1.22%
2016 1,262,345 14.04 -1.19%
2015 1,277,435 14.33 -1.15%
2014 1,292,258 14.63 -1.13%
2013 1,307,001 14.93 -1.10%
2012 1,321,494 15.25 -1.07%
2011 1,335,760 15.58 -1.04%
2010 1,349,704 15.91 3.79%
2009 1,299,444 16.26 11.26%
2008 1,161,030 16.61 15.23%
2007 996,995 16.98 15.94%
2006 850,066 17.35 11.28%
2005 759,363 17.74 4.78%
2004 723,952 18.13 2.43%
2003 706,555 18.53 2.67%
2002 687,960 18.93 2.91%
2001 668,215 19.35 3.17%
2000 647,337 19.76 3.45%
1999 625,398 20.19 3.75%
1998 602,395 20.62 4.07%
1997 578,388 21.06 4.43%
1996 553,318 21.51 4.74%
1995 527,713 21.68 5.09%
1994 501,509 21.53 5.33%
1993 475,472 21.39 5.62%
1992 449,487 21.24 5.92%
1991 423,648 21.09 6.23%
1990 398,063 20.95 6.56%
1989 372,774 20.80 6.92%
1988 347,865 20.66 7.31%
1987 323,345 20.52 7.74%
1986 299,262 20.38 7.15%
1985 278,611 20.20 6.40%
1984 261,326 19.97 6.67%
1983 244,458 19.75 6.91%
1982 228,129 19.53 7.09%
1981 212,522 19.32 8.29%
1980 195,610 19.29 9.97%
1979 177,057 19.49 11.04%
1978 158,558 19.69 12.00%
1977 140,623 19.89 13.04%
1976 123,431 20.10 11.73%
1975 109,766 20.20 9.95%
1974 99,375 20.20 10.81%
1973 89,192 20.20 11.81%
1972 79,258 20.20 13.01%
1971 69,592 20.20 14.48%
1970 60,213 20.20 16.30%
1969 51,159 20.20 17.04%
1968 43,144 20.20 8.38%
1967 39,674 20.73 1.14%
1966 39,225 21.49 1.30%
1965 38,717 22.28 1.46%
1964 38,154 23.08 1.64%
1963 37,535 23.91 1.84%
1962 36,850 24.75 2.01%
1961 36,116 25.62 2.12%
1960 35,358 26.50 %