Netherlands 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.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2022 was 1,259,398, a 3.3% decline from 2021.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2021 was 1,302,355, a 3.83% decline from 2020.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2020 was 1,354,158, a 3.9% decline from 2019.
  • Netherlands rural population for 2019 was 1,409,098, a 3.91% 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
Netherlands Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 1,259,398 7.11 -3.35%
2021 1,302,355 7.43 -3.90%
2020 1,354,158 7.76 -3.98%
2019 1,409,098 8.12 -3.99%
2018 1,466,411 8.51 -4.16%
2017 1,528,626 8.92 -4.24%
2016 1,594,889 9.37 -4.28%
2015 1,664,686 9.83 -4.35%
2014 1,738,782 10.31 -4.40%
2013 1,817,063 10.81 -5.10%
2012 1,912,076 11.41 -5.66%
2011 2,023,367 12.12 -5.50%
2010 2,137,737 12.87 -5.86%
2009 2,266,647 13.71 -5.75%
2008 2,400,728 14.60 -5.35%
2007 2,532,774 15.46 -5.46%
2006 2,674,876 16.36 -5.81%
2005 2,834,761 17.37 -5.99%
2004 3,009,850 18.49 -5.80%
2003 3,189,732 19.66 -5.59%
2002 3,373,027 20.89 -5.32%
2001 3,557,438 22.17 -3.81%
2000 3,695,515 23.21 -2.53%
1999 3,790,157 23.97 -2.54%
1998 3,887,534 24.75 -2.55%
1997 3,988,053 25.55 -2.62%
1996 4,093,839 26.36 -2.64%
1995 4,203,458 27.19 -2.57%
1994 4,313,040 28.04 -2.43%
1993 4,418,916 28.90 -2.29%
1992 4,521,389 29.78 -2.20%
1991 4,622,058 30.67 -1.29%
1990 4,682,215 31.32 -0.54%
1989 4,707,697 31.70 -0.62%
1988 4,737,105 32.09 -0.57%
1987 4,764,231 32.49 -0.58%
1986 4,791,802 32.88 -0.65%
1985 4,822,960 33.28 -0.73%
1984 4,858,219 33.68 -0.79%
1983 4,896,872 34.08 -0.80%
1982 4,936,304 34.49 -0.71%
1981 4,971,706 34.90 -0.34%
1980 4,988,512 35.26 -0.08%
1979 4,992,711 35.57 -0.18%
1978 5,001,864 35.88 -0.25%
1977 5,014,415 36.19 -0.27%
1976 5,027,799 36.50 -0.07%
1975 5,031,535 36.82 0.04%
1974 5,029,686 37.13 -0.07%
1973 5,033,026 37.45 -0.02%
1972 5,033,943 37.77 0.17%
1971 5,025,388 38.09 0.53%
1970 4,998,580 38.34 0.77%
1969 4,960,471 38.52 0.69%
1968 4,926,402 38.70 0.57%
1967 4,898,433 38.88 0.67%
1966 4,865,910 39.06 0.84%
1965 4,825,313 39.25 0.91%
1964 4,781,723 39.43 0.87%
1963 4,740,078 39.61 0.89%
1962 4,698,192 39.80 0.96%
1961 4,653,157 39.98 0.65%
1960 4,623,139 40.25 %