Iceland - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Iceland was 19,614 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 34,588 in 1960 and a minimum value of 19,614 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. 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 34,588
1961 34,368
1962 34,110
1963 33,824
1964 33,533
1965 33,227
1966 32,905
1967 32,553
1968 32,123
1969 31,557
1970 30,870
1971 30,360
1972 30,053
1973 29,760
1974 29,419
1975 29,059
1976 28,616
1977 28,111
1978 27,620
1979 27,190
1980 26,783
1981 26,461
1982 26,192
1983 25,921
1984 25,582
1985 25,179
1986 24,765
1987 24,446
1988 24,240
1989 23,960
1990 23,571
1991 23,377
1992 23,203
1993 22,978
1994 22,718
1995 22,387
1996 22,059
1997 21,799
1998 21,592
1999 21,450
2000 21,369
2001 21,281
2002 21,098
2003 20,877
2004 20,696
2005 20,662
2006 20,782
2007 20,943
2008 20,965
2009 20,667
2010 20,278
2011 19,989
2012 19,756
2013 19,614

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Iceland was 6.06 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 53 years was 19.70 in 1960, while its lowest value was 6.06 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.

See also:

Year Value
1960 19.70
1961 19.20
1962 18.70
1963 18.22
1964 17.74
1965 17.28
1966 16.83
1967 16.38
1968 15.94
1969 15.52
1970 15.10
1971 14.73
1972 14.37
1973 14.02
1974 13.67
1975 13.33
1976 13.00
1977 12.67
1978 12.36
1979 12.05
1980 11.74
1981 11.47
1982 11.20
1983 10.94
1984 10.68
1985 10.43
1986 10.18
1987 9.94
1988 9.71
1989 9.48
1990 9.25
1991 9.07
1992 8.89
1993 8.71
1994 8.54
1995 8.37
1996 8.20
1997 8.04
1998 7.88
1999 7.73
2000 7.60
2001 7.47
2002 7.34
2003 7.21
2004 7.09
2005 6.96
2006 6.84
2007 6.72
2008 6.61
2009 6.49
2010 6.38
2011 6.27
2012 6.16
2013 6.06

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization