Malawi 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.
  • Malawi rural population for 2021 was 16,171,024, a 2.37% increase from 2020.
  • Malawi rural population for 2020 was 15,796,178, a 2.38% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi rural population for 2019 was 15,429,448, a 2.38% increase from 2018.
  • Malawi rural population for 2018 was 15,070,299, a 2.4% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 91,738,352
Democratic Republic of Congo 49,667,024
Tanzania 39,387,290
Uganda 35,082,057
Afghanistan 29,353,133
Nepal 23,440,813
Niger 20,921,148
Mozambique 20,060,734
Yemen 18,737,717
Madagascar 17,281,829
Malawi 16,171,024
Burkina Faso 14,781,404
Chad 12,892,432
Mali 11,538,012
Rwanda 10,944,098
Burundi 10,532,561
Zimbabwe 10,216,947
North Korea 9,670,882
South Sudan 9,046,601
Senegal 8,838,902
Somalia 8,714,542
Guinea 8,467,627
Syrian Arab Republic 8,018,648
Tajikistan 7,046,444
Benin 6,353,512
Haiti 4,851,662
Togo 4,802,246
Sierra Leone 4,610,280
Central African Republic 2,821,711
Liberia 2,456,817
Guinea-Bissau 1,116,239
Gambia 914,646
Comoros 625,358
Malawi Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 16,171,024 82.31 2.35%
2020 15,796,178 82.57 2.35%
2019 15,429,448 82.83 2.36%
2018 15,070,299 83.06 2.37%
2017 14,716,797 83.29 2.42%
2016 14,365,354 83.49 2.48%
2015 14,013,643 83.69 2.54%
2014 13,661,720 83.87 2.61%
2013 13,310,386 84.03 2.66%
2012 12,961,593 84.19 2.69%
2011 12,617,255 84.33 2.71%
2010 12,279,572 84.46 2.73%
2009 11,948,327 84.57 2.75%
2008 11,623,961 84.67 2.75%
2007 11,309,184 84.77 2.69%
2006 11,008,957 84.86 2.61%
2005 10,725,239 84.95 2.49%
2004 10,460,990 85.04 2.38%
2003 10,215,156 85.13 2.31%
2002 9,981,681 85.21 2.33%
2001 9,751,725 85.30 2.41%
2000 9,519,918 85.39 2.57%
1999 9,278,060 85.48 2.66%
1998 9,034,496 85.62 2.32%
1997 8,827,614 86.00 1.95%
1996 8,656,778 86.37 1.37%
1995 8,538,753 86.74 0.60%
1994 8,487,818 87.09 -0.04%
1993 8,490,911 87.44 -0.14%
1992 8,502,542 87.78 0.51%
1991 8,459,358 88.12 1.69%
1990 8,317,339 88.44 3.20%
1989 8,055,202 88.76 4.61%
1988 7,692,351 89.07 5.58%
1987 7,274,841 89.36 5.74%
1986 6,869,085 89.60 5.07%
1985 6,529,597 89.84 4.01%
1984 6,272,957 90.07 3.06%
1983 6,084,076 90.30 2.34%
1982 5,943,464 90.52 2.13%
1981 5,818,401 90.74 2.32%
1980 5,684,770 90.95 2.61%
1979 5,538,351 91.16 2.76%
1978 5,387,611 91.36 2.82%
1977 5,237,989 91.61 2.65%
1976 5,101,169 91.99 2.55%
1975 4,972,753 92.35 2.44%
1974 4,852,704 92.70 2.38%
1973 4,738,360 93.03 2.34%
1972 4,628,762 93.35 2.32%
1971 4,522,686 93.66 2.32%
1970 4,419,063 93.95 2.32%
1969 4,317,667 94.23 2.32%
1968 4,218,660 94.50 2.32%
1967 4,122,101 94.75 2.32%
1966 4,027,645 94.98 2.41%
1965 3,931,545 95.09 2.39%
1964 3,838,811 95.20 2.36%
1963 3,749,256 95.31 2.33%
1962 3,662,835 95.41 2.30%
1961 3,579,521 95.51 2.27%
1960 3,499,307 95.61 %