Canada 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.
  • Canada rural population for 2021 was 7,017,013, a 0.05% increase from 2020.
  • Canada rural population for 2020 was 7,013,300, a 0.72% increase from 2019.
  • Canada rural population for 2019 was 6,962,996, a 1.06% increase from 2018.
  • Canada rural population for 2018 was 6,890,028, a 1.09% increase 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
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Canada Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 7,017,013 18.35 0.05%
2020 7,013,300 18.44 0.72%
2019 6,962,996 18.52 1.05%
2018 6,890,028 18.59 1.08%
2017 6,815,687 18.65 0.93%
2016 6,752,474 18.70 0.91%
2015 6,691,082 18.74 0.53%
2014 6,655,859 18.78 0.79%
2013 6,603,314 18.82 0.84%
2012 6,548,144 18.86 0.87%
2011 6,491,507 18.90 0.14%
2010 6,482,352 19.06 0.18%
2009 6,470,872 19.24 0.21%
2008 6,457,255 19.42 0.15%
2007 6,447,564 19.60 0.04%
2006 6,444,858 19.79 0.55%
2005 6,409,413 19.88 0.56%
2004 6,373,758 19.96 0.54%
2003 6,339,248 20.03 0.51%
2002 6,307,139 20.11 0.70%
2001 6,263,120 20.19 -0.54%
2000 6,297,326 20.52 -0.88%
1999 6,352,957 20.90 -0.98%
1998 6,415,815 21.28 -0.96%
1997 6,477,628 21.66 -0.79%
1996 6,528,757 22.05 -0.20%
1995 6,541,741 22.33 -0.13%
1994 6,550,090 22.59 -0.06%
1993 6,553,895 22.85 -0.05%
1992 6,557,450 23.11 0.04%
1991 6,555,149 23.38 1.08%
1990 6,484,711 23.42 1.42%
1989 6,393,132 23.44 1.71%
1988 6,284,808 23.46 1.21%
1987 6,209,133 23.48 1.23%
1986 6,133,043 23.50 0.37%
1985 6,110,627 23.65 0.24%
1984 6,095,759 23.81 0.27%
1983 6,079,070 23.97 0.32%
1982 6,059,713 24.13 0.52%
1981 6,028,261 24.29 1.03%
1980 5,966,378 24.34 1.13%
1979 5,899,610 24.38 0.83%
1978 5,851,095 24.42 0.83%
1977 5,802,629 24.46 1.01%
1976 5,744,499 24.50 1.76%
1975 5,644,413 24.39 1.95%
1974 5,535,266 24.27 1.89%
1973 5,431,539 24.15 1.72%
1972 5,338,874 24.03 1.66%
1971 5,251,122 23.91 1.14%
1970 5,191,541 24.35 -0.61%
1969 5,223,145 24.84 -0.63%
1968 5,256,115 25.34 -0.37%
1967 5,275,481 25.85 -0.17%
1966 5,284,252 26.36 -0.94%
1965 5,334,312 27.11 -1.04%
1964 5,390,322 27.89 -0.94%
1963 5,441,341 28.69 -0.93%
1962 5,492,247 29.51 -0.90%
1961 5,541,960 30.33 0.02%
1960 5,540,868 30.94 %