Philippines 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.
  • Philippines rural population for 2021 was 58,095,301, a 0.81% increase from 2020.
  • Philippines rural population for 2020 was 57,630,884, a 0.86% increase from 2019.
  • Philippines rural population for 2019 was 57,140,716, a 0.91% increase from 2018.
  • Philippines rural population for 2018 was 56,624,425, a 0.98% 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
Philippines Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 58,095,301 52.32 0.80%
2020 57,630,884 52.59 0.85%
2019 57,140,716 52.85 0.91%
2018 56,624,425 53.09 0.97%
2017 56,076,098 53.32 1.06%
2016 55,486,055 53.53 1.15%
2015 54,851,130 53.72 1.22%
2014 54,183,617 53.91 1.29%
2013 53,486,547 54.10 1.34%
2012 52,774,797 54.29 1.35%
2011 52,064,651 54.48 1.34%
2010 51,369,761 54.67 1.74%
2009 50,484,932 54.63 1.80%
2008 49,582,478 54.55 1.82%
2007 48,690,225 54.46 1.87%
2006 47,789,467 54.38 1.95%
2005 46,866,522 54.29 2.05%
2004 45,917,350 54.21 2.13%
2003 44,947,726 54.12 2.21%
2002 43,965,718 54.04 2.26%
2001 42,983,513 53.95 2.29%
2000 42,010,260 53.87 2.32%
1999 41,048,084 53.78 2.35%
1998 40,095,135 53.70 2.38%
1997 39,151,854 53.61 2.41%
1996 38,217,783 53.53 2.45%
1995 37,292,616 53.44 2.48%
1994 36,377,890 53.36 2.51%
1993 35,474,573 53.27 2.55%
1992 34,580,953 53.19 2.60%
1991 33,693,856 53.10 2.65%
1990 32,813,105 53.01 1.02%
1989 32,480,229 53.83 0.77%
1988 32,229,655 54.82 0.85%
1987 31,956,083 55.81 0.92%
1986 31,662,346 56.79 0.98%
1985 31,352,437 57.77 1.04%
1984 31,027,438 58.73 1.09%
1983 30,691,119 59.70 1.14%
1982 30,342,793 60.66 1.18%
1981 29,985,384 61.61 1.23%
1980 29,619,426 62.54 2.00%
1979 29,031,684 63.00 2.16%
1978 28,411,906 63.37 2.17%
1977 27,802,845 63.73 2.19%
1976 27,201,092 64.08 2.22%
1975 26,604,532 64.44 2.03%
1974 26,070,077 64.94 2.03%
1973 25,547,030 65.47 2.07%
1972 25,024,893 65.99 2.09%
1971 24,507,615 66.51 2.11%
1970 23,995,925 67.02 2.43%
1969 23,420,926 67.33 2.49%
1968 22,844,543 67.60 2.52%
1967 22,275,987 67.87 2.58%
1966 21,709,381 68.13 2.65%
1965 21,141,202 68.40 2.74%
1964 20,569,634 68.66 2.83%
1963 19,996,375 68.92 2.90%
1962 19,425,030 69.18 2.94%
1961 18,861,993 69.45 2.97%
1960 18,310,798 69.70 %