Rural population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population) - Country Ranking

Definition: Rural population below 5m is the percentage of the total population, living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.

Source: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University. 2013. Urban-Rural Population and Land Area Estimates Version 2. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/lecz-urban-rural-population-land-area-estimates-v2.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Tuvalu 47.47 2010
2 Vietnam 29.64 2010
3 Greenland 25.72 2010
4 Kiribati 18.83 2010
5 Guyana 17.16 2010
6 Macao SAR, China 16.33 2010
7 Seychelles 14.18 2010
8 Kuwait 14.03 2010
9 Mauritania 13.56 2010
10 Egypt 12.26 2010
11 Guinea-Bissau 11.98 2010
12 Bahrain 9.94 2010
13 Netherlands 9.64 2010
14 The Bahamas 8.49 2010
15 The Gambia 8.36 2010
16 Myanmar 8.05 2010
17 Belize 7.47 2010
18 Bangladesh 7.12 2010
19 Cambodia 6.54 2010
20 New Caledonia 5.77 2010
21 Denmark 5.23 2010
22 Albania 4.69 2010
23 Singapore 4.67 2010
24 Tonga 4.60 2010
25 Suriname 4.59 2010
26 Iceland 4.58 2010
27 Hong Kong SAR, China 4.42 2010
28 Senegal 4.24 2010
29 Thailand 4.05 2010
30 Indonesia 3.61 2010
31 Benin 3.45 2010
32 Philippines 3.28 2010
33 Antigua and Barbuda 3.19 2010
34 Iraq 3.10 2010
35 Monaco 3.09 2010
36 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.05 2010
37 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 2.96 2010
38 Sierra Leone 2.88 2010
39 Qatar 2.54 2010
40 Mozambique 2.41 2010
41 Palau 2.37 2010
42 China 2.35 2010
43 Cabo Verde 1.98 2010
44 Malaysia 1.96 2010
45 Liberia 1.94 2010
46 St. Kitts and Nevis 1.93 2010
47 Fiji 1.92 2010
48 Lebanon 1.90 2010
49 Solomon Islands 1.82 2010
50 United Arab Emirates 1.62 2010
51 Cayman Islands 1.58 2010
52 Greece 1.56 2010
53 Norway 1.56 2010
54 Sri Lanka 1.53 2010
55 India 1.53 2010
56 Italy 1.50 2010
57 Cuba 1.48 2010
58 Tunisia 1.48 2010
59 Ireland 1.41 2010
60 Panama 1.41 2010
61 Ecuador 1.38 2010
62 Grenada 1.36 2010
63 Jamaica 1.34 2010
64 Gabon 1.30 2010
65 Portugal 1.27 2010
66 Somalia 1.22 2010
67 Belgium 1.22 2010
68 Sweden 1.14 2010
69 United Kingdom 1.11 2010
70 Madagascar 1.06 2010
71 Guinea 1.05 2010
72 Haiti 1.05 2010
73 Germany 1.03 2010
74 Korea 1.02 2010
75 New Zealand 0.98 2010
76 Argentina 0.96 2010
77 Georgia 0.96 2010
78 Djibouti 0.95 2010
79 Malta 0.91 2010
80 Trinidad and Tobago 0.91 2010
81 Australia 0.90 2010
82 Croatia 0.89 2010
83 Spain 0.88 2010
84 Oman 0.84 2010
85 Ghana 0.84 2010
86 Uruguay 0.83 2010
87 Estonia 0.82 2010
88 Timor-Leste 0.81 2010
89 Mexico 0.81 2010
90 Vanuatu 0.80 2010
91 Honduras 0.75 2010
92 St. Lucia 0.75 2010
93 Venezuela 0.74 2010
94 France 0.74 2010
95 Mauritius 0.73 2010
96 Yemen 0.73 2010
97 Dominican Republic 0.73 2010
98 Japan 0.71 2010
99 Nigeria 0.70 2010
100 Latvia 0.67 2010
101 Lithuania 0.63 2010
102 Poland 0.60 2010
103 Saudi Arabia 0.59 2010
104 Comoros 0.58 2010
105 Libya 0.57 2010
106 Eritrea 0.57 2010
107 Cyprus 0.56 2010
108 Turkey 0.56 2010
109 Nicaragua 0.56 2010
110 Romania 0.55 2010
111 Brunei 0.54 2010
112 Iran 0.52 2010
113 Brazil 0.51 2010
114 Dominica 0.47 2010
115 Ukraine 0.47 2010
116 Puerto Rico 0.47 2010
117 Pakistan 0.42 2010
118 El Salvador 0.41 2010
119 Tanzania 0.40 2010
120 Colombia 0.39 2010
121 Canada 0.37 2010
122 Equatorial Guinea 0.36 2010
123 Papua New Guinea 0.34 2010
124 Finland 0.34 2010
125 Russia 0.34 2010
126 Samoa 0.34 2010
127 Moldova 0.34 2010
128 Kenya 0.33 2010
129 Israel 0.32 2010
130 Peru 0.26 2010
131 Morocco 0.25 2010
132 United States 0.25 2010
133 Costa Rica 0.24 2010
134 Angola 0.24 2010
135 Barbados 0.24 2010
136 Côte d'Ivoire 0.23 2010
137 Cameroon 0.18 2010
138 Guatemala 0.17 2010
139 São Tomé and Principe 0.17 2010
140 Togo 0.17 2010
141 Algeria 0.15 2010
142 Namibia 0.15 2010
143 Bulgaria 0.14 2010
144 Chile 0.14 2010
145 Sudan 0.14 2010
146 Syrian Arab Republic 0.10 2010
147 Slovenia 0.10 2010
148 Congo 0.06 2010
149 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.06 2010
150 South Africa 0.06 2010
151 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.02 2010
152 Jordan 0.00 2010
153 Lao PDR 0.00 2010
153 Ethiopia 0.00 2010
153 Belarus 0.00 2010
153 Swaziland 0.00 2010
153 Malawi 0.00 2010
153 Switzerland 0.00 2010
153 Mali 0.00 2010
153 San Marino 0.00 2010
153 Luxembourg 0.00 2010
153 Macedonia 0.00 2010

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 1990 as described by GRUMPv1 input estimates allocated into 3 arc second grid cells. Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 2000 as described by GRUMPv1 input estimates allocated into 3 arc second grid cells. Population counts in low elevation zones in the year 2010 derived from the application of United Nations 2000-2010 national growth rates to year 2000 population data from GRUMPv1 ( see documentation for full description of methodologies ).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual