South Africa - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in South Africa was 19,229,650 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 19,233,820 in 2004 and a minimum value of 9,286,159 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 9,286,159
1961 9,559,288
1962 9,807,391
1963 10,036,840
1964 10,253,300
1965 10,461,780
1966 10,669,350
1967 10,877,030
1968 11,087,810
1969 11,304,040
1970 11,527,430
1971 11,782,840
1972 12,042,080
1973 12,303,670
1974 12,566,860
1975 12,831,610
1976 13,095,900
1977 13,358,150
1978 13,626,070
1979 13,911,740
1980 14,222,320
1981 14,518,820
1982 14,832,480
1983 15,161,260
1984 15,502,030
1985 15,850,550
1986 16,091,160
1987 16,322,290
1988 16,536,750
1989 16,726,540
1990 16,882,980
1991 17,058,600
1992 17,238,560
1993 17,422,920
1994 17,611,740
1995 17,805,080
1996 18,013,310
1997 18,233,380
1998 18,465,610
1999 18,710,350
2000 18,967,960
2001 19,147,720
2002 19,198,200
2003 19,225,970
2004 19,233,820
2005 19,230,540
2006 19,228,890
2007 19,219,910
2008 19,209,810
2009 19,191,460
2010 19,223,650
2011 19,229,650

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in South Africa was 38.01 as of 2011. Its highest value over the past 51 years was 53.38 in 1960, while its lowest value was 38.01 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 53.38
1961 53.26
1962 53.13
1963 53.00
1964 52.88
1965 52.75
1966 52.64
1967 52.53
1968 52.42
1969 52.30
1970 52.19
1971 52.13
1972 52.07
1973 52.01
1974 51.95
1975 51.89
1976 51.83
1977 51.76
1978 51.70
1979 51.64
1980 51.58
1981 51.39
1982 51.20
1983 51.01
1984 50.82
1985 50.63
1986 50.10
1987 49.56
1988 49.03
1989 48.50
1990 47.96
1991 47.47
1992 46.98
1993 46.49
1994 46.00
1995 45.51
1996 45.03
1997 44.55
1998 44.07
1999 43.59
2000 43.11
2001 42.64
2002 42.16
2003 41.69
2004 41.22
2005 40.74
2006 40.29
2007 39.83
2008 39.37
2009 38.91
2010 38.45
2011 38.01

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization