South Africa - Rural population growth

Rural population growth (annual %)

The value for Rural population growth (annual %) in South Africa was 0.03 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2.90 in 1961 and a minimum value of -0.10 in 2009.

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 1.63
1961 2.90
1962 2.56
1963 2.31
1964 2.13
1965 2.01
1966 1.96
1967 1.93
1968 1.92
1969 1.93
1970 1.96
1971 2.19
1972 2.18
1973 2.15
1974 2.12
1975 2.08
1976 2.04
1977 1.98
1978 1.99
1979 2.07
1980 2.21
1981 2.06
1982 2.14
1983 2.19
1984 2.22
1985 2.22
1986 1.51
1987 1.43
1988 1.31
1989 1.14
1990 0.93
1991 1.03
1992 1.05
1993 1.06
1994 1.08
1995 1.09
1996 1.16
1997 1.21
1998 1.27
1999 1.32
2000 1.37
2001 0.94
2002 0.26
2003 0.14
2004 0.04
2005 -0.02
2006 -0.01
2007 -0.05
2008 -0.05
2009 -0.10
2010 0.17
2011 0.03

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization