Zambia 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.
  • Zambia rural population for 2022 was 10,857,387, a 1.73% increase from 2021.
  • Zambia rural population for 2021 was 10,672,830, a 1.84% increase from 2020.
  • Zambia rural population for 2020 was 10,480,465, a 1.95% increase from 2019.
  • Zambia rural population for 2019 was 10,279,833, a 2.05% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 908,804,812
Pakistan 146,845,783
Indonesia 115,892,393
Bangladesh 103,206,552
Nigeria 101,575,770
Egypt 63,300,985
Vietnam 60,123,739
Philippines 60,117,263
Kenya 38,358,435
Myanmar 36,965,999
Sudan 30,020,115
Sri Lanka 17,960,843
Uzbekistan 17,657,930
Ghana 13,853,989
Morocco 13,261,620
Cambodia 12,556,766
Cameroon 11,519,492
Ukraine 11,430,780
Angola 11,359,649
Zambia 10,857,387
Papua New Guinea 8,765,048
Lao PDR 4,698,995
Kyrgyz Republic 4,254,716
Honduras 4,214,875
Tunisia 3,680,393
Bolivia 3,565,773
Nicaragua 2,810,208
Mauritania 2,040,187
Republic of Congo 1,866,593
Lesotho 1,615,392
El Salvador 1,598,862
Georgia 1,473,975
Moldova 1,473,227
West Bank and Gaza 1,145,354
Mongolia 1,055,872
Timor-Leste 911,089
Eswatini 906,348
Solomon Islands 538,975
Bhutan 440,632
Vanuatu 242,389
Djibouti 242,328
Cabo Verde 192,507
Micronesia 87,659
Kiribati 56,354
Sao Tome and Principe 55,128
Zambia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 10,857,387 54.24 1.71%
2021 10,672,830 54.81 1.82%
2020 10,480,465 55.37 1.93%
2019 10,279,833 55.93 2.03%
2018 10,073,534 56.48 2.10%
2017 9,864,042 57.02 2.17%
2016 9,651,859 57.56 2.23%
2015 9,439,084 58.09 2.29%
2014 9,225,180 58.62 2.37%
2013 9,009,203 59.14 2.41%
2012 8,794,599 59.65 2.46%
2011 8,580,744 60.15 2.56%
2010 8,364,211 60.65 2.69%
2009 8,142,545 61.14 2.76%
2008 7,921,154 61.63 2.78%
2007 7,704,044 62.12 2.75%
2006 7,494,800 62.61 2.69%
2005 7,296,161 63.09 2.55%
2004 7,112,237 63.57 2.43%
2003 6,941,613 64.05 2.35%
2002 6,780,477 64.53 2.33%
2001 6,624,573 65.00 2.69%
2000 6,448,823 65.20 3.47%
1999 6,228,982 64.74 3.33%
1998 6,024,973 64.28 3.30%
1997 5,829,145 63.82 3.29%
1996 5,640,497 63.36 3.22%
1995 5,461,974 62.90 3.19%
1994 5,290,284 62.43 3.18%
1993 5,124,495 61.96 3.17%
1992 4,964,587 61.49 3.21%
1991 4,807,951 61.01 3.18%
1990 4,657,421 60.59 2.65%
1989 4,535,518 60.54 2.75%
1988 4,412,629 60.49 2.85%
1987 4,288,614 60.44 3.00%
1986 4,161,731 60.39 3.09%
1985 4,034,938 60.35 3.09%
1984 3,911,983 60.30 3.17%
1983 3,790,055 60.25 3.32%
1982 3,666,368 60.20 3.31%
1981 3,547,099 60.15 2.98%
1980 3,442,846 60.19 1.32%
1979 3,397,719 61.18 1.36%
1978 3,351,698 62.17 1.42%
1977 3,304,562 63.15 1.46%
1976 3,256,578 64.11 1.49%
1975 3,208,566 65.07 1.49%
1974 3,161,148 66.01 1.47%
1973 3,114,865 66.94 1.47%
1972 3,069,431 67.85 1.45%
1971 3,025,340 68.76 1.44%
1970 2,982,141 69.65 1.51%
1969 2,937,507 70.63 0.96%
1968 2,909,426 72.21 1.13%
1967 2,876,771 73.74 1.24%
1966 2,841,231 75.21 1.35%
1965 2,803,071 76.63 1.45%
1964 2,762,825 77.99 1.54%
1963 2,720,673 79.29 2.03%
1962 2,665,887 80.22 2.14%
1961 2,609,333 81.05 2.17%
1960 2,553,409 81.86 %