Ghana - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Ghana was 12,016,450 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 12,016,450 in 2011 and a minimum value of 5,174,433 in 1960.

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 5,174,433
1961 5,301,132
1962 5,429,139
1963 5,553,814
1964 5,669,280
1965 5,772,028
1966 5,857,915
1967 5,930,756
1968 5,999,271
1969 6,075,289
1970 6,166,522
1971 6,310,157
1972 6,471,896
1973 6,640,487
1974 6,799,967
1975 6,940,109
1976 7,055,014
1977 7,151,880
1978 7,247,287
1979 7,364,240
1980 7,518,428
1981 7,702,076
1982 7,921,251
1983 8,162,362
1984 8,405,782
1985 8,637,603
1986 8,805,258
1987 8,958,722
1988 9,103,896
1989 9,249,848
1990 9,402,547
1991 9,558,683
1992 9,719,119
1993 9,879,147
1994 10,032,340
1995 10,174,520
1996 10,300,310
1997 10,415,860
1998 10,524,800
1999 10,632,190
2000 10,741,490
2001 10,856,250
2002 10,972,380
2003 11,089,080
2004 11,204,960
2005 11,318,920
2006 11,440,410
2007 11,560,070
2008 11,677,080
2009 11,790,510
2010 11,899,550
2011 12,016,450

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Ghana was 48.13 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 76.75 in 1960, while its lowest value was 48.13 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 76.75
1961 76.18
1962 75.62
1963 75.05
1964 74.49
1965 73.93
1966 73.35
1967 72.77
1968 72.19
1969 71.61
1970 71.03
1971 70.81
1972 70.59
1973 70.38
1974 70.16
1975 69.94
1976 69.72
1977 69.50
1978 69.28
1979 69.05
1980 68.83
1981 68.49
1982 68.14
1983 67.80
1984 67.45
1985 67.10
1986 66.40
1987 65.69
1988 64.98
1989 64.27
1990 63.56
1991 62.82
1992 62.08
1993 61.34
1994 60.60
1995 59.86
1996 59.10
1997 58.34
1998 57.57
1999 56.81
2000 56.05
2001 55.30
2002 54.55
2003 53.80
2004 53.05
2005 52.31
2006 51.60
2007 50.90
2008 50.19
2009 49.49
2010 48.79
2011 48.13

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization