United Kingdom - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in United Kingdom was 11,307,000 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 12,839,360 in 1971 and a minimum value of 11,295,340 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 11,295,340
1961 11,418,530
1962 11,588,800
1963 11,749,890
1964 11,901,600
1965 12,053,850
1966 12,196,450
1967 12,339,780
1968 12,477,840
1969 12,608,010
1970 12,737,420
1971 12,839,360
1972 12,790,430
1973 12,723,570
1974 12,639,940
1975 12,547,910
1976 12,454,320
1977 12,359,760
1978 12,271,070
1979 12,192,650
1980 12,118,260
1981 12,062,200
1982 12,085,470
1983 12,117,760
1984 12,164,600
1985 12,220,510
1986 12,277,190
1987 12,331,730
1988 12,387,600
1989 12,448,430
1990 12,514,320
1991 12,569,160
1992 12,568,650
1993 12,564,190
1994 12,560,920
1995 12,559,380
1996 12,556,500
1997 12,554,470
1998 12,556,020
1999 12,563,330
2000 12,572,960
2001 12,562,340
2002 12,439,900
2003 12,323,790
2004 12,220,140
2005 12,131,580
2006 12,048,280
2007 11,970,760
2008 11,893,520
2009 11,813,190
2010 11,736,060
2011 11,658,620
2012 11,571,800
2013 11,484,080
2014 11,397,920
2015 11,307,000

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in United Kingdom was 17.41 as of 2015. Its highest value over the past 55 years was 22.97 in 1971, while its lowest value was 17.41 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.

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Year Value
1960 21.56
1961 21.63
1962 21.76
1963 21.90
1964 22.04
1965 22.18
1966 22.32
1967 22.46
1968 22.60
1969 22.74
1970 22.88
1971 22.97
1972 22.81
1973 22.64
1974 22.48
1975 22.32
1976 22.16
1977 22.00
1978 21.84
1979 21.68
1980 21.52
1981 21.41
1982 21.46
1983 21.51
1984 21.56
1985 21.61
1986 21.66
1987 21.71
1988 21.76
1989 21.81
1990 21.86
1991 21.89
1992 21.83
1993 21.77
1994 21.71
1995 21.65
1996 21.59
1997 21.53
1998 21.47
1999 21.41
2000 21.35
2001 21.25
2002 20.95
2003 20.66
2004 20.37
2005 20.09
2006 19.80
2007 19.52
2008 19.24
2009 18.97
2010 18.70
2011 18.43
2012 18.17
2013 17.91
2014 17.66
2015 17.41

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization