New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2021 was 676,747, a 0.04% decline from 2020.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2020 was 677,048, a 1.59% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2019 was 666,466, a 1.02% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand rural population for 2018 was 659,719, a 1.27% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
New Zealand Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 676,747 13.21 -0.04%
2020 677,048 13.30 1.58%
2019 666,466 13.39 1.02%
2018 659,719 13.46 1.26%
2017 651,473 13.53 1.60%
2016 641,118 13.60 1.81%
2015 629,598 13.66 1.60%
2014 619,619 13.72 1.22%
2013 612,077 13.78 0.33%
2012 610,037 13.84 0.11%
2011 609,376 13.90 1.20%
2010 602,137 13.84 1.55%
2009 592,898 13.78 1.44%
2008 584,445 13.72 1.29%
2007 576,971 13.66 1.37%
2006 569,106 13.60 0.79%
2005 564,649 13.66 0.69%
2004 560,764 13.72 1.05%
2003 554,908 13.78 1.54%
2002 546,433 13.84 1.30%
2001 539,389 13.90 0.02%
2000 539,268 13.98 0.02%
1999 539,177 14.06 -0.04%
1998 539,403 14.14 0.32%
1997 537,663 14.22 0.74%
1996 533,676 14.30 0.56%
1995 530,696 14.45 0.44%
1994 528,375 14.60 0.31%
1993 526,757 14.75 0.12%
1992 526,117 14.90 0.02%
1991 526,013 15.05 3.47%
1990 508,061 15.26 -0.61%
1989 511,178 15.49 -1.04%
1988 516,544 15.73 -1.26%
1987 523,085 15.98 -0.66%
1986 526,550 16.22 -0.68%
1985 530,154 16.33 0.37%
1984 528,179 16.37 0.61%
1983 524,941 16.41 1.12%
1982 519,115 16.45 0.74%
1981 515,265 16.49 -0.12%
1980 515,870 16.57 -0.48%
1979 518,332 16.67 -0.98%
1978 523,456 16.77 -0.57%
1977 526,440 16.87 -0.28%
1976 527,914 16.97 -0.60%
1975 531,095 17.23 0.14%
1974 530,357 17.54 0.28%
1973 528,859 17.86 0.17%
1972 527,958 18.18 -0.02%
1971 528,062 18.51 -0.57%
1970 531,054 18.89 -0.79%
1969 535,289 19.31 -1.25%
1968 542,008 19.72 -1.25%
1967 548,852 20.15 -0.33%
1966 550,673 20.58 -0.75%
1965 554,829 21.11 -1.03%
1964 560,592 21.68 -0.58%
1963 563,832 22.27 -0.66%
1962 567,559 22.87 -0.08%
1961 568,025 23.48 -0.22%
1960 569,279 24.00 %