U.K. 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.
  • U.K. rural population for 2022 was 10,448,880, a 1.63% decline from 2021.
  • U.K. rural population for 2021 was 10,622,328, a 1.63% decline from 2020.
  • U.K. rural population for 2020 was 10,798,066, a 1.17% decline from 2019.
  • U.K. rural population for 2019 was 10,926,403, a 0.97% 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
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
U.K. Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 10,448,880 15.60 -1.65%
2021 10,622,328 15.85 -1.64%
2020 10,798,066 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 %