Italy 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.
  • Italy rural population for 2021 was 16,924,836, a 1.7% decline from 2020.
  • Italy rural population for 2020 was 17,217,178, a 1.5% decline from 2019.
  • Italy rural population for 2019 was 17,479,118, a 2.14% decline from 2018.
  • Italy rural population for 2018 was 17,861,881, a 1.17% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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
Macao 0
Hong Kong 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Italy Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 16,924,836 28.65 -1.71%
2020 17,217,178 28.96 -1.51%
2019 17,479,118 29.26 -2.17%
2018 17,861,881 29.56 -1.18%
2017 18,073,840 29.86 -1.11%
2016 18,276,159 30.15 -1.13%
2015 18,483,353 30.44 -1.05%
2014 18,679,287 30.73 -0.03%
2013 18,685,173 31.02 0.21%
2012 18,645,458 31.32 -0.49%
2011 18,737,779 31.56 -0.20%
2010 18,774,936 31.67 -0.06%
2009 18,787,007 31.79 0.09%
2008 18,770,433 31.91 0.29%
2007 18,715,453 32.03 0.14%
2006 18,689,801 32.14 -0.07%
2005 18,702,115 32.26 0.13%
2004 18,678,509 32.38 0.28%
2003 18,626,218 32.50 0.08%
2002 18,611,507 32.62 -0.16%
2001 18,640,786 32.72 -0.13%
2000 18,664,484 32.78 -0.14%
1999 18,690,180 32.84 -0.17%
1998 18,721,181 32.90 -0.15%
1997 18,749,929 32.96 -0.13%
1996 18,774,128 33.02 -0.15%
1995 18,802,959 33.08 -0.18%
1994 18,836,766 33.14 -0.16%
1993 18,867,028 33.20 -0.12%
1992 18,889,575 33.26 -0.04%
1991 18,897,182 33.29 0.13%
1990 18,872,760 33.27 0.14%
1989 18,845,634 33.25 0.14%
1988 18,820,178 33.23 0.11%
1987 18,799,765 33.21 0.07%
1986 18,786,528 33.19 0.07%
1985 18,774,185 33.17 0.09%
1984 18,757,445 33.15 0.08%
1983 18,741,940 33.13 0.10%
1982 18,723,830 33.11 -0.07%
1981 18,737,650 33.16 -0.47%
1980 18,826,343 33.36 -0.39%
1979 18,899,110 33.56 -0.30%
1978 18,956,292 33.76 -0.23%
1977 19,000,219 33.96 -0.16%
1976 19,031,129 34.16 -0.09%
1975 19,047,865 34.36 0.01%
1974 19,045,214 34.56 0.07%
1973 19,031,041 34.76 0.10%
1972 19,012,262 34.96 -0.26%
1971 19,060,905 35.25 -0.88%
1970 19,229,471 35.73 -0.81%
1969 19,385,021 36.21 -0.76%
1968 19,532,729 36.69 -0.69%
1967 19,667,348 37.18 -0.58%
1966 19,781,807 37.67 -0.52%
1965 19,884,509 38.16 -0.44%
1964 19,972,523 38.65 -0.46%
1963 20,063,620 39.15 -0.53%
1962 20,171,158 39.65 -0.57%
1961 20,287,312 40.14 -0.56%
1960 20,400,656 40.64 %