Saudi Arabia 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.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2021 was 5,474,978, a 0.09% increase from 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2020 was 5,470,303, a 0.18% increase from 2019.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2019 was 5,460,690, a 0.29% increase from 2018.
  • Saudi Arabia rural population for 2018 was 5,445,017, a 0.44% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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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
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Saudi Arabia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 5,474,978 15.49 0.09%
2020 5,470,303 15.71 0.18%
2019 5,460,690 15.94 0.29%
2018 5,445,017 16.16 0.44%
2017 5,421,312 16.38 0.67%
2016 5,385,287 16.60 0.94%
2015 5,334,913 16.82 1.26%
2014 5,268,189 17.04 1.55%
2013 5,186,985 17.26 1.76%
2012 5,096,278 17.48 1.85%
2011 5,002,798 17.70 1.81%
2010 4,912,830 17.92 1.72%
2009 4,828,873 18.13 1.63%
2008 4,750,805 18.35 1.55%
2007 4,677,534 18.57 1.57%
2006 4,604,703 18.80 1.63%
2005 4,530,075 19.02 1.74%
2004 4,452,117 19.25 1.81%
2003 4,372,309 19.47 1.79%
2002 4,294,776 19.70 1.66%
2001 4,224,203 19.92 1.43%
2000 4,164,177 20.15 1.15%
1999 4,116,453 20.38 0.92%
1998 4,078,723 20.62 0.78%
1997 4,046,970 20.85 0.81%
1996 4,014,237 21.09 0.97%
1995 3,975,654 21.33 1.18%
1994 3,929,044 21.57 1.39%
1993 3,874,886 21.81 1.22%
1992 3,827,942 22.15 0.20%
1991 3,820,317 22.78 0.49%
1990 3,801,466 23.42 0.81%
1989 3,770,876 24.07 1.16%
1988 3,727,283 24.73 1.53%
1987 3,670,787 25.41 1.94%
1986 3,600,278 26.10 0.33%
1985 3,588,440 27.35 0.89%
1984 3,556,755 28.64 1.42%
1983 3,506,478 29.97 1.84%
1982 3,442,477 31.33 2.01%
1981 3,373,908 32.72 1.95%
1980 3,308,668 34.14 1.71%
1979 3,252,645 35.60 1.45%
1978 3,205,818 37.08 1.24%
1977 3,166,447 38.58 1.18%
1976 3,129,208 40.10 1.25%
1975 3,090,290 41.65 1.17%
1974 3,054,330 43.30 0.48%
1973 3,039,695 45.29 0.54%
1972 3,023,429 47.29 0.50%
1971 3,008,343 49.31 0.42%
1970 2,995,876 51.33 0.29%
1969 2,987,271 53.35 0.18%
1968 2,981,944 55.35 0.11%
1967 2,978,624 57.34 0.16%
1966 2,974,004 59.30 0.28%
1965 2,965,804 61.23 0.44%
1964 2,952,688 63.13 0.59%
1963 2,935,254 64.99 1.19%
1962 2,900,469 66.48 1.65%
1961 2,853,083 67.63 1.54%
1960 2,809,492 68.75 %