Canada - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Canada was 6,668,580 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6,668,580 in 2011 and a minimum value of 5,191,541 in 1970.

Definition: 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.

Source: The data on urban population shares used to estimate rural population come from the United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects. Total population figures are World Bank estimates.

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Year Value
1960 5,540,869
1961 5,512,873
1962 5,473,745
1963 5,431,366
1964 5,386,689
1965 5,334,312
1966 5,323,867
1967 5,307,773
1968 5,279,514
1969 5,235,636
1970 5,191,541
1971 5,271,684
1972 5,358,353
1973 5,451,828
1974 5,552,414
1975 5,660,443
1976 5,733,359
1977 5,798,657
1978 5,854,641
1979 5,910,819
1980 5,985,199
1981 6,025,501
1982 6,063,753
1983 6,089,686
1984 6,113,015
1985 6,134,246
1986 6,184,249
1987 6,253,800
1988 6,322,800
1989 6,424,099
1990 6,508,097
1991 6,535,661
1992 6,554,032
1993 6,563,119
1994 6,562,872
1995 6,553,281
1996 6,517,255
1997 6,478,375
1998 6,425,622
1999 6,369,026
2000 6,314,558
2001 6,338,594
2002 6,355,321
2003 6,378,153
2004 6,401,176
2005 6,422,980
2006 6,447,327
2007 6,488,433
2008 6,536,526
2009 6,587,676
2010 6,636,249
2011 6,668,580

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Canada was 19.34 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 30.94 in 1960, while its lowest value was 19.34 in 2011.

Definition: 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.

Source: World Bank Staff estimates based on United Nations, World Urbanization Prospects.

See also:

Year Value
1960 30.94
1961 30.17
1962 29.41
1963 28.64
1964 27.87
1965 27.11
1966 26.56
1967 26.00
1968 25.45
1969 24.90
1970 24.35
1971 24.35
1972 24.36
1973 24.37
1974 24.38
1975 24.39
1976 24.38
1977 24.37
1978 24.36
1979 24.35
1980 24.34
1981 24.20
1982 24.06
1983 23.92
1984 23.78
1985 23.65
1986 23.60
1987 23.55
1988 23.51
1989 23.46
1990 23.42
1991 23.20
1992 22.98
1993 22.76
1994 22.54
1995 22.33
1996 21.96
1997 21.60
1998 21.24
1999 20.88
2000 20.52
2001 20.39
2002 20.26
2003 20.14
2004 20.01
2005 19.88
2006 19.79
2007 19.71
2008 19.62
2009 19.53
2010 19.45
2011 19.34

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization