Malawi 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.
  • Malawi rural population for 2022 was 16,736,441, a 2.24% increase from 2021.
  • Malawi rural population for 2021 was 16,370,252, a 2.31% increase from 2020.
  • Malawi rural population for 2020 was 16,000,221, a 2.39% increase from 2019.
  • Malawi rural population for 2019 was 15,627,061, a 2.43% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 95,420,799
Democratic Republic of Congo 52,636,799
Tanzania 41,471,864
Uganda 34,889,566
Afghanistan 30,181,937
Nepal 23,994,819
Niger 21,780,401
Yemen 20,491,585
Mozambique 20,379,448
Madagascar 17,801,970
Malawi 16,736,441
Burkina Faso 15,446,047
Chad 13,458,554
Mali 12,327,741
Rwanda 11,335,329
Zimbabwe 11,033,499
Burundi 11,031,286
North Korea 9,667,582
Syrian Arab Republic 9,564,966
Somalia 9,269,665
Senegal 8,816,497
Guinea 8,638,804
South Sudan 8,638,206
Tajikistan 7,169,192
Benin 6,738,656
Togo 4,962,262
Sierra Leone 4,833,746
Haiti 4,770,701
Central African Republic 3,173,417
Liberia 2,488,813
Eritrea 2,113,713
Guinea-Bissau 1,157,198
Gambia 978,162
Comoros 586,880
Malawi Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 16,736,441 82.02 2.21%
2021 16,370,252 82.31 2.29%
2020 16,000,221 82.57 2.36%
2019 15,627,061 82.83 2.40%
2018 15,256,915 83.06 2.42%
2017 14,892,509 83.29 2.45%
2016 14,532,652 83.49 2.49%
2015 14,175,692 83.69 2.54%
2014 13,819,741 83.87 2.59%
2013 13,466,259 84.03 2.62%
2012 13,117,544 84.19 2.67%
2011 12,772,398 84.33 2.71%
2010 12,430,590 84.46 2.76%
2009 12,092,750 84.57 2.78%
2008 11,760,730 84.67 2.77%
2007 11,439,429 84.77 2.73%
2006 11,131,671 84.86 2.70%
2005 10,835,413 84.95 2.63%
2004 10,554,109 85.04 2.54%
2003 10,289,880 85.13 2.44%
2002 10,042,042 85.21 2.35%
2001 9,808,722 85.30 2.27%
2000 9,588,774 85.39 2.20%
1999 9,380,318 85.48 2.06%
1998 9,188,700 85.62 1.62%
1997 9,040,693 86.00 1.51%
1996 8,905,306 86.37 1.51%
1995 8,771,553 86.74 -0.60%
1994 8,824,088 87.09 -1.63%
1993 8,969,130 87.44 1.00%
1992 8,879,518 87.78 2.47%
1991 8,663,100 88.12 2.65%
1990 8,436,880 88.44 3.54%
1989 8,143,362 88.76 4.34%
1988 7,797,533 89.07 5.05%
1987 7,413,216 89.36 4.50%
1986 7,087,198 89.60 3.40%
1985 6,850,141 89.84 3.57%
1984 6,610,166 90.07 3.65%
1983 6,373,378 90.30 3.71%
1982 6,141,123 90.52 3.74%
1981 5,915,953 90.74 3.72%
1980 5,700,172 90.95 3.65%
1979 5,496,104 91.16 3.50%
1978 5,307,161 91.36 3.19%
1977 5,140,665 91.61 2.73%
1976 5,002,352 91.99 2.54%
1975 4,876,866 92.35 2.44%
1974 4,759,197 92.70 2.36%
1973 4,648,001 93.03 2.30%
1972 4,542,342 93.35 2.24%
1971 4,441,570 93.66 2.19%
1970 4,345,181 93.95 2.16%
1969 4,252,334 94.23 2.17%
1968 4,161,021 94.50 2.20%
1967 4,070,277 94.75 2.23%
1966 3,980,471 94.98 2.34%
1965 3,888,404 95.09 2.33%
1964 3,798,824 95.20 2.34%
1963 3,710,861 95.31 2.35%
1962 3,624,774 95.41 2.32%
1961 3,541,732 95.51 2.27%
1960 3,462,116 95.61 %