South Sudan 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.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2021 was 9,046,601, a 1.28% increase from 2020.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2020 was 8,932,708, a 0.81% increase from 2019.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2019 was 8,860,864, a 0.43% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan rural population for 2018 was 8,822,997, a 0.26% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Rural Population
Ethiopia 91,738,352
Democratic Republic of Congo 49,667,024
Tanzania 39,387,290
Uganda 35,082,057
Afghanistan 29,353,133
Nepal 23,440,813
Niger 20,921,148
Mozambique 20,060,734
Yemen 18,737,717
Madagascar 17,281,829
Malawi 16,171,024
Burkina Faso 14,781,404
Chad 12,892,432
Mali 11,538,012
Rwanda 10,944,098
Burundi 10,532,561
Zimbabwe 10,216,947
North Korea 9,670,882
South Sudan 9,046,601
Senegal 8,838,902
Somalia 8,714,542
Guinea 8,467,627
Syrian Arab Republic 8,018,648
Tajikistan 7,046,444
Benin 6,353,512
Haiti 4,851,662
Togo 4,802,246
Sierra Leone 4,610,280
Central African Republic 2,821,711
Liberia 2,456,817
Guinea-Bissau 1,116,239
Gambia 914,646
Comoros 625,358
South Sudan Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 9,046,601 79.49 1.27%
2020 8,932,708 79.80 0.81%
2019 8,860,864 80.10 0.43%
2018 8,822,997 80.39 0.26%
2017 8,799,976 80.65 0.41%
2016 8,764,375 80.91 0.79%
2015 8,695,541 81.15 1.23%
2014 8,588,930 81.37 1.65%
2013 8,448,151 81.59 2.12%
2012 8,271,245 81.78 2.61%
2011 8,058,024 81.97 3.12%
2010 7,810,177 82.14 3.73%
2009 7,523,987 82.30 4.36%
2008 7,203,164 82.45 4.78%
2007 6,866,646 82.58 4.87%
2006 6,540,454 82.71 4.65%
2005 6,243,217 82.85 4.22%
2004 5,985,425 82.98 3.77%
2003 5,764,162 83.11 3.48%
2002 5,567,212 83.24 3.51%
2001 5,375,394 83.37 3.78%
2000 5,176,248 83.50 4.22%
1999 4,962,151 83.62 4.54%
1998 4,741,926 83.75 4.37%
1997 4,539,132 83.88 3.42%
1996 4,386,574 84.00 1.86%
1995 4,305,691 84.13 -0.02%
1994 4,306,381 84.25 -1.59%
1993 4,375,393 84.37 -3.13%
1992 4,514,300 85.09 -3.12%
1991 4,657,343 85.93 -2.25%
1990 4,763,420 86.72 -1.22%
1989 4,821,697 87.48 -0.34%
1988 4,838,189 88.20 0.43%
1987 4,817,613 88.89 0.98%
1986 4,770,787 89.54 1.35%
1985 4,706,818 90.16 1.76%
1984 4,624,493 90.74 2.24%
1983 4,521,833 91.29 2.92%
1982 4,391,627 91.50 3.25%
1981 4,251,156 91.49 3.16%
1980 4,119,026 91.48 2.96%
1979 3,998,760 91.47 2.76%
1978 3,889,786 91.46 2.60%
1977 3,790,068 91.45 2.52%
1976 3,695,613 91.44 2.52%
1975 3,603,580 91.42 2.52%
1974 3,514,002 91.41 2.47%
1973 3,428,250 91.40 2.42%
1972 3,346,192 91.39 2.38%
1971 3,267,582 91.38 2.33%
1970 3,192,373 91.37 2.28%
1969 3,120,296 91.36 2.24%
1968 3,051,279 91.34 2.19%
1967 2,985,120 91.33 2.15%
1966 2,921,677 91.32 2.10%
1965 2,860,884 91.31 2.06%
1964 2,802,607 91.30 2.01%
1963 2,746,851 91.29 1.96%
1962 2,693,563 91.28 1.91%
1961 2,642,620 91.26 1.86%
1960 2,594,037 91.25 %