Namibia - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Namibia was 1,431,800 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,431,800 in 2011 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 504,109
1962 513,976
1963 524,224
1964 534,834
1965 545,804
1966 556,847
1967 568,159
1968 579,993
1969 592,687
1970 606,422
1971 622,827
1972 640,318
1973 658,178
1974 675,440
1975 691,456
1976 706,062
1977 719,718
1978 732,755
1979 745,669
1980 758,950
1981 772,604
1982 786,642
1983 802,542
1984 822,203
1985 846,819
1986 877,086
1987 912,200
1988 950,098
1989 987,903
1990 1,023,545
1991 1,053,664
1992 1,081,170
1993 1,106,995
1994 1,132,624
1995 1,159,034
1996 1,185,154
1997 1,211,647
1998 1,237,489
1999 1,261,276
2000 1,282,099
2001 1,299,188
2002 1,313,481
2003 1,326,008
2004 1,338,203
2005 1,351,074
2006 1,364,455
2007 1,378,447
2008 1,392,691
2009 1,406,613
2010 1,419,795
2011 1,431,800

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Namibia was 61.61 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 82.09 in 1960, while its lowest value was 61.61 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.

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Year Value
1960 82.09
1961 81.67
1962 81.24
1963 80.82
1964 80.39
1965 79.97
1966 79.51
1967 79.06
1968 78.61
1969 78.16
1970 77.71
1971 77.44
1972 77.16
1973 76.89
1974 76.62
1975 76.35
1976 76.07
1977 75.78
1978 75.50
1979 75.22
1980 74.93
1981 74.67
1982 74.41
1983 74.15
1984 73.89
1985 73.63
1986 73.38
1987 73.12
1988 72.86
1989 72.60
1990 72.34
1991 71.91
1992 71.48
1993 71.05
1994 70.62
1995 70.19
1996 69.68
1997 69.16
1998 68.65
1999 68.14
2000 67.63
2001 67.09
2002 66.56
2003 66.03
2004 65.49
2005 64.96
2006 64.40
2007 63.85
2008 63.29
2009 62.74
2010 62.18
2011 61.61

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization