Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2021 was 2,261,756, a 0.4% increase from 2020.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2020 was 2,252,847, a 0.46% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2019 was 2,242,521, a 0.52% increase from 2018.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2018 was 2,231,010, a 0.6% 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
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Switzerland Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 2,261,756 26.00 0.39%
2020 2,252,847 26.09 0.46%
2019 2,242,521 26.15 0.51%
2018 2,231,010 26.20 0.60%
2017 2,217,678 26.24 0.85%
2016 2,198,922 26.26 1.01%
2015 2,176,779 26.28 1.05%
2014 2,153,942 26.30 1.14%
2013 2,129,601 26.33 1.07%
2012 2,106,933 26.35 0.98%
2011 2,086,420 26.37 1.02%
2010 2,065,228 26.39 0.94%
2009 2,045,843 26.42 1.15%
2008 2,022,351 26.44 1.17%
2007 1,998,781 26.47 0.80%
2006 1,982,943 26.50 0.53%
2005 1,972,472 26.52 0.54%
2004 1,961,798 26.55 0.59%
2003 1,950,193 26.57 0.64%
2002 1,937,671 26.60 0.66%
2001 1,924,949 26.63 0.66%
2000 1,912,232 26.62 0.77%
1999 1,897,587 26.56 0.68%
1998 1,884,719 26.51 0.50%
1997 1,875,299 26.45 0.45%
1996 1,866,968 26.40 0.65%
1995 1,854,939 26.35 0.87%
1994 1,838,809 26.29 1.00%
1993 1,820,462 26.24 1.11%
1992 1,800,314 26.19 1.31%
1991 1,776,902 26.13 1.47%
1990 1,751,004 26.07 1.26%
1989 1,729,128 26.01 1.04%
1988 1,711,247 25.95 0.97%
1987 1,694,724 25.89 0.86%
1986 1,680,210 25.83 0.75%
1985 1,667,607 25.77 0.67%
1984 1,656,461 25.71 0.59%
1983 1,646,672 25.65 0.66%
1982 1,635,792 25.59 0.82%
1981 1,622,449 25.53 0.59%
1980 1,612,903 25.52 0.19%
1979 1,609,847 25.58 -0.01%
1978 1,610,009 25.63 -0.20%
1977 1,613,257 25.68 -0.55%
1976 1,622,138 25.74 -0.78%
1975 1,634,860 25.79 -0.25%
1974 1,639,000 25.85 0.33%
1973 1,633,603 25.90 0.53%
1972 1,624,969 25.95 0.55%
1971 1,615,981 26.01 -0.05%
1970 1,616,732 26.16 -0.35%
1969 1,622,399 26.44 0.06%
1968 1,621,354 26.72 0.19%
1967 1,618,201 27.01 0.18%
1966 1,615,259 27.29 -0.01%
1965 1,615,391 27.58 0.11%
1964 1,613,632 27.87 0.61%
1963 1,603,842 28.17 1.10%
1962 1,586,363 28.46 1.50%
1961 1,562,740 28.76 0.88%
1960 1,549,119 29.08 %