Namibia - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Namibia was 1,274,217 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,297,062 in 2002 and a minimum value of 494,635 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 494,635
1961 504,110
1962 514,047
1963 524,318
1964 534,899
1965 545,804
1966 556,905
1967 568,222
1968 580,008
1969 592,600
1970 606,422
1971 622,865
1972 640,370
1973 658,237
1974 675,481
1975 691,452
1976 706,112
1977 719,803
1978 732,848
1979 745,725
1980 758,902
1981 772,162
1982 786,112
1983 801,991
1984 821,656
1985 846,341
1986 876,710
1987 911,980
1988 950,058
1989 988,097
1990 1,023,991
1991 1,056,817
1992 1,084,770
1993 1,109,991
1994 1,135,063
1995 1,161,043
1996 1,188,328
1997 1,216,110
1998 1,242,644
1999 1,265,628
2000 1,283,529
2001 1,295,929
2002 1,297,062
2003 1,293,569
2004 1,288,816
2005 1,284,486
2006 1,280,824
2007 1,277,591
2008 1,274,981
2009 1,273,216
2010 1,272,168
2011 1,272,092
2012 1,272,806
2013 1,274,217

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Namibia was 55.32 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 53 years was 82.09 in 1960, while its lowest value was 55.32 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 82.09
1961 81.67
1962 81.25
1963 80.83
1964 80.40
1965 79.97
1966 79.52
1967 79.07
1968 78.61
1969 78.15
1970 77.71
1971 77.44
1972 77.17
1973 76.90
1974 76.63
1975 76.35
1976 76.07
1977 75.79
1978 75.51
1979 75.22
1980 74.93
1981 74.65
1982 74.39
1983 74.14
1984 73.89
1985 73.63
1986 73.38
1987 73.12
1988 72.86
1989 72.61
1990 72.34
1991 72.08
1992 71.66
1993 71.18
1994 70.68
1995 70.19
1996 69.68
1997 69.18
1998 68.67
1999 68.15
2000 67.63
2001 67.10
2002 66.23
2003 65.29
2004 64.33
2005 63.37
2006 62.39
2007 61.40
2008 60.40
2009 59.40
2010 58.38
2011 57.36
2012 56.33
2013 55.32

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization