U.K. 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.
  • U.K. rural population for 2021 was 10,669,915, a 1.19% decline from 2020.
  • U.K. rural population for 2020 was 10,798,029, a 1.17% decline from 2019.
  • U.K. rural population for 2019 was 10,926,403, a 0.97% decline from 2018.
  • U.K. rural population for 2018 was 11,033,746, a 0.91% 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
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Macao 0
Hong Kong 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
U.K. Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 10,669,915 15.85 -1.19%
2020 10,798,029 16.10 -1.18%
2019 10,926,403 16.35 -0.98%
2018 11,033,746 16.60 -0.92%
2017 11,135,542 16.86 -0.83%
2016 11,228,768 17.11 -0.75%
2015 11,313,292 17.37 -0.70%
2014 11,392,615 17.64 -0.74%
2013 11,477,678 17.90 -0.80%
2012 11,569,870 18.16 -0.76%
2011 11,658,599 18.43 -0.66%
2010 11,736,055 18.70 -0.66%
2009 11,813,186 18.97 -0.68%
2008 11,893,520 19.24 -0.65%
2007 11,970,758 19.52 -0.65%
2006 12,048,279 19.80 -0.69%
2005 12,131,582 20.09 -0.73%
2004 12,220,136 20.37 -0.84%
2003 12,323,786 20.66 -0.94%
2002 12,439,896 20.95 -0.98%
2001 12,562,339 21.25 -0.08%
2000 12,572,963 21.35 0.08%
1999 12,563,329 21.41 0.06%
1998 12,556,019 21.47 0.01%
1997 12,554,474 21.53 -0.02%
1996 12,556,499 21.59 -0.02%
1995 12,559,379 21.65 -0.01%
1994 12,560,917 21.71 -0.03%
1993 12,564,188 21.77 -0.04%
1992 12,568,650 21.83 -0.00%
1991 12,569,161 21.89 0.44%
1990 12,514,322 21.86 0.53%
1989 12,448,431 21.81 0.49%
1988 12,387,604 21.76 0.45%
1987 12,331,725 21.71 0.44%
1986 12,277,190 21.66 0.46%
1985 12,220,513 21.61 0.46%
1984 12,164,599 21.56 0.39%
1983 12,117,759 21.51 0.27%
1982 12,085,470 21.46 0.19%
1981 12,062,199 21.41 -0.46%
1980 12,118,256 21.52 -0.61%
1979 12,192,652 21.68 -0.64%
1978 12,271,069 21.84 -0.72%
1977 12,359,759 22.00 -0.76%
1976 12,454,324 22.16 -0.75%
1975 12,547,912 22.32 -0.73%
1974 12,639,936 22.48 -0.66%
1973 12,723,565 22.64 -0.52%
1972 12,790,427 22.81 -0.38%
1971 12,839,362 22.97 0.80%
1970 12,737,421 22.88 1.02%
1969 12,608,008 22.74 1.04%
1968 12,477,844 22.60 1.11%
1967 12,339,783 22.46 1.17%
1966 12,196,452 22.32 1.18%
1965 12,053,854 22.18 1.27%
1964 11,901,600 22.04 1.28%
1963 11,749,886 21.90 1.38%
1962 11,588,798 21.76 1.48%
1961 11,418,528 21.63 1.08%
1960 11,295,344 21.56 %