South Africa - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in South Africa was 19,249,390 as of 2013. As the graph below shows, over the past 53 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 19,249,390 in 2013 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 9,550,636
1962 9,800,856
1963 10,032,370
1964 10,251,010
1965 10,461,780
1966 10,668,980
1967 10,876,280
1968 11,086,670
1969 11,302,490
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 13,096,710
1977 13,359,800
1978 13,628,600
1979 13,915,190
1980 14,222,320
1981 14,525,440
1982 14,846,330
1983 15,182,430
1984 15,530,890
1985 15,850,550
1986 16,091,160
1987 16,321,960
1988 16,536,410
1989 16,726,190
1990 16,882,980
1991 17,048,820
1992 17,230,700
1993 17,417,450
1994 17,608,750
1995 17,805,080
1996 18,013,310
1997 18,232,970
1998 18,465,190
1999 18,709,920
2000 18,967,960
2001 19,145,920
2002 19,175,920
2003 19,167,630
2004 19,161,620
2005 19,159,300
2006 19,159,730
2007 19,162,880
2008 19,168,260
2009 19,177,840
2010 19,190,160
2011 19,205,730
2012 19,224,060
2013 19,249,390

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in South Africa was 36.21 as of 2013. Its highest value over the past 53 years was 53.38 in 1960, while its lowest value was 36.21 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 53.38
1961 53.21
1962 53.09
1963 52.98
1964 52.87
1965 52.75
1966 52.64
1967 52.52
1968 52.41
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 51.77
1978 51.71
1979 51.65
1980 51.58
1981 51.41
1982 51.24
1983 51.08
1984 50.91
1985 50.63
1986 50.10
1987 49.56
1988 49.03
1989 48.50
1990 47.96
1991 47.45
1992 46.96
1993 46.48
1994 46.00
1995 45.51
1996 45.03
1997 44.55
1998 44.07
1999 43.59
2000 43.11
2001 42.63
2002 42.10
2003 41.55
2004 41.01
2005 40.46
2006 39.92
2007 39.38
2008 38.85
2009 38.31
2010 37.78
2011 37.25
2012 36.73
2013 36.21

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization