Canada - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Canada was 6,513,385 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6,591,734 in 1992 and a minimum value of 5,175,447 in 1971.

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 5,540,868
1961 5,541,960
1962 5,492,247
1963 5,441,341
1964 5,390,322
1965 5,334,312
1966 5,284,252
1967 5,275,481
1968 5,256,115
1969 5,223,145
1970 5,191,541
1971 5,175,447
1972 5,284,850
1973 5,401,988
1974 5,527,043
1975 5,660,443
1976 5,761,204
1977 5,819,788
1978 5,868,870
1979 5,918,004
1980 5,985,198
1981 6,047,712
1982 6,080,235
1983 6,100,530
1984 6,118,361
1985 6,134,245
1986 6,157,416
1987 6,233,409
1988 6,309,029
1989 6,417,090
1990 6,508,096
1991 6,586,539
1992 6,591,734
1993 6,587,858
1994 6,575,215
1995 6,553,280
1996 6,542,357
1997 6,495,228
1998 6,435,543
1999 6,373,418
2000 6,314,558
2001 6,275,436
2002 6,307,525
2003 6,345,653
2004 6,384,602
2005 6,422,979
2006 6,444,726
2007 6,447,349
2008 6,456,994
2009 6,470,810
2010 6,482,425
2011 6,485,634
2012 6,501,081
2013 6,513,385

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Canada was 18.53 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 53 years was 30.94 in 1960, while its lowest value was 18.53 in 2013.

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.

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Year Value
1960 30.94
1961 30.33
1962 29.51
1963 28.69
1964 27.89
1965 27.11
1966 26.36
1967 25.85
1968 25.34
1969 24.84
1970 24.35
1971 23.91
1972 24.03
1973 24.15
1974 24.27
1975 24.39
1976 24.50
1977 24.46
1978 24.42
1979 24.38
1980 24.34
1981 24.29
1982 24.13
1983 23.97
1984 23.81
1985 23.65
1986 23.50
1987 23.48
1988 23.46
1989 23.44
1990 23.42
1991 23.38
1992 23.11
1993 22.85
1994 22.59
1995 22.33
1996 22.05
1997 21.66
1998 21.28
1999 20.90
2000 20.52
2001 20.19
2002 20.11
2003 20.03
2004 19.96
2005 19.88
2006 19.79
2007 19.60
2008 19.42
2009 19.24
2010 19.06
2011 18.89
2012 18.71
2013 18.53

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization