Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2021 was 4,653,497, a 0.39% increase from 2020.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2020 was 4,635,257, a 0.46% increase from 2019.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2019 was 4,613,903, a 0.53% increase from 2018.
  • Lao PDR rural population for 2018 was 4,589,691, a 0.58% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Lao PDR Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 4,653,497 63.06 0.39%
2020 4,635,257 63.71 0.46%
2019 4,613,903 64.36 0.53%
2018 4,589,691 65.00 0.57%
2017 4,563,413 65.63 0.60%
2016 4,536,333 66.26 0.60%
2015 4,509,297 66.89 0.59%
2014 4,482,703 67.51 0.59%
2013 4,456,458 68.13 0.60%
2012 4,429,710 68.74 0.64%
2011 4,401,401 69.34 0.71%
2010 4,370,418 69.94 0.78%
2009 4,336,315 70.53 0.85%
2008 4,299,577 71.11 0.89%
2007 4,261,578 71.68 0.89%
2006 4,223,906 72.25 0.85%
2005 4,188,025 72.81 0.28%
2004 4,176,325 73.76 0.02%
2003 4,175,453 74.87 0.07%
2002 4,172,451 75.96 0.16%
2001 4,165,758 77.01 0.29%
2000 4,153,711 78.02 0.42%
1999 4,136,389 79.01 0.55%
1998 4,113,674 79.96 0.71%
1997 4,084,689 80.88 0.89%
1996 4,048,389 81.77 1.10%
1995 4,004,256 82.62 1.68%
1994 3,937,659 83.15 2.04%
1993 3,858,117 83.51 2.20%
1992 3,774,305 83.87 2.31%
1991 3,688,103 84.22 2.39%
1990 3,601,091 84.56 2.45%
1989 3,513,962 84.90 2.50%
1988 3,427,103 85.23 2.53%
1987 3,341,611 85.56 2.52%
1986 3,258,538 85.88 2.48%
1985 3,178,813 86.20 2.45%
1984 3,102,019 86.50 2.39%
1983 3,028,753 86.79 2.25%
1982 2,961,419 87.07 1.99%
1981 2,902,949 87.35 1.67%
1980 2,854,888 87.62 1.26%
1979 2,819,019 87.89 0.91%
1978 2,793,553 88.16 0.75%
1977 2,772,583 88.42 0.90%
1976 2,747,819 88.67 1.26%
1975 2,713,437 88.92 1.73%
1974 2,666,832 89.16 2.16%
1973 2,609,931 89.40 2.39%
1972 2,548,377 89.71 2.43%
1971 2,487,281 90.05 2.34%
1970 2,429,668 90.38 2.21%
1969 2,376,642 90.70 2.12%
1968 2,326,882 91.01 2.04%
1967 2,279,894 91.31 2.02%
1966 2,234,304 91.60 2.26%
1965 2,184,283 91.68 2.27%
1964 2,135,241 91.75 2.26%
1963 2,087,619 91.83 2.24%
1962 2,041,323 91.91 2.23%
1961 1,996,279 91.98 2.22%
1960 1,952,366 92.05 %