Switzerland 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.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2022 was 2,272,064, a 0.39% increase from 2021.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2021 was 2,263,233, a 0.44% increase from 2020.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2020 was 2,253,266, a 0.48% increase from 2019.
  • Switzerland rural population for 2019 was 2,242,521, a 0.52% increase 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
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
2022 2,272,064 25.91 0.39%
2021 2,263,233 26.00 0.44%
2020 2,253,266 26.09 0.48%
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 %