Iceland - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Iceland was 20,005 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 34,588 in 1960 and a minimum value of 20,005 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. 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 34,402
1962 34,163
1963 33,878
1964 33,571
1965 33,227
1966 32,942
1967 32,611
1968 32,182
1969 31,595
1970 30,870
1971 30,392
1972 30,100
1973 29,806
1974 29,451
1975 29,059
1976 28,648
1977 28,157
1978 27,666
1979 27,220
1980 26,783
1981 26,486
1982 26,230
1983 25,958
1984 25,609
1985 25,179
1986 24,790
1987 24,483
1988 24,280
1989 23,986
1990 23,571
1991 23,393
1992 23,229
1993 23,002
1994 22,734
1995 22,387
1996 22,094
1997 21,857
1998 21,670
1999 21,506
2000 21,369
2001 21,292
2002 21,117
2003 20,896
2004 20,709
2005 20,662
2006 20,796
2007 20,963
2008 20,984
2009 20,681
2010 20,278
2011 20,005

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Iceland was 6.27 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 19.70 in 1960, while its lowest value was 6.27 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 19.70
1961 19.22
1962 18.73
1963 18.25
1964 17.76
1965 17.28
1966 16.84
1967 16.41
1968 15.97
1969 15.54
1970 15.10
1971 14.75
1972 14.39
1973 14.04
1974 13.68
1975 13.33
1976 13.01
1977 12.69
1978 12.38
1979 12.06
1980 11.74
1981 11.48
1982 11.22
1983 10.95
1984 10.69
1985 10.43
1986 10.19
1987 9.96
1988 9.72
1989 9.49
1990 9.25
1991 9.07
1992 8.90
1993 8.72
1994 8.55
1995 8.37
1996 8.22
1997 8.06
1998 7.91
1999 7.75
2000 7.60
2001 7.47
2002 7.34
2003 7.22
2004 7.09
2005 6.96
2006 6.85
2007 6.73
2008 6.61
2009 6.49
2010 6.38
2011 6.27

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization