Nepal - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Nepal was 23,206,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 23,206,000 in 2015 and a minimum value of 9,706,963 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 9,706,963
1961 9,850,370
1962 10,002,240
1963 10,159,390
1964 10,323,880
1965 10,497,490
1966 10,681,070
1967 10,874,870
1968 11,078,490
1969 11,291,340
1970 11,512,770
1971 11,742,540
1972 11,963,550
1973 12,192,020
1974 12,427,650
1975 12,670,450
1976 12,919,940
1977 13,176,070
1978 13,438,810
1979 13,707,880
1980 13,983,130
1981 14,265,770
1982 14,564,180
1983 14,867,990
1984 15,173,750
1985 15,479,810
1986 15,782,720
1987 16,084,150
1988 16,393,500
1989 16,723,680
1990 17,082,300
1991 17,471,340
1992 17,871,040
1993 18,280,400
1994 18,681,280
1995 19,060,370
1996 19,412,870
1997 19,740,290
1998 20,039,970
1999 20,310,680
2000 20,551,610
2001 20,769,180
2002 21,020,110
2003 21,246,990
2004 21,450,920
2005 21,634,140
2006 21,796,220
2007 21,939,830
2008 22,073,670
2009 22,209,400
2010 22,354,840
2011 22,513,650
2012 22,682,980
2013 22,858,920
2014 23,034,810
2015 23,206,000

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Nepal was 81.39 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 55 years was 96.52 in 1960, while its lowest value was 81.39 in 2015.

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 96.52
1961 96.43
1962 96.39
1963 96.35
1964 96.31
1965 96.26
1966 96.22
1967 96.18
1968 96.13
1969 96.09
1970 96.04
1971 96.00
1972 95.80
1973 95.60
1974 95.39
1975 95.17
1976 94.94
1977 94.70
1978 94.45
1979 94.18
1980 93.91
1981 93.62
1982 93.38
1983 93.14
1984 92.88
1985 92.61
1986 92.34
1987 92.06
1988 91.76
1989 91.46
1990 91.15
1991 90.82
1992 90.42
1993 90.00
1994 89.56
1995 89.11
1996 88.63
1997 88.15
1998 87.64
1999 87.11
2000 86.57
2001 86.03
2002 85.74
2003 85.44
2004 85.13
2005 84.82
2006 84.50
2007 84.18
2008 83.85
2009 83.52
2010 83.18
2011 82.83
2012 82.48
2013 82.12
2014 81.76
2015 81.39

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization