Andorra - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Andorra was 65,389 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 74,624 in 2009 and a minimum value of 7,839 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 7,839
1961 8,766
1962 9,754
1963 10,811
1964 11,915
1965 13,067
1966 14,262
1967 15,494
1968 16,765
1969 18,083
1970 19,458
1971 20,902
1972 22,401
1973 23,917
1974 25,397
1975 26,791
1976 28,085
1977 29,304
1978 30,491
1979 31,774
1980 33,205
1981 34,800
1982 36,561
1983 38,451
1984 40,421
1985 42,441
1986 44,342
1987 46,118
1988 47,926
1989 49,758
1990 51,627
1991 53,571
1992 55,546
1993 57,380
1994 58,847
1995 59,803
1996 60,128
1997 59,940
1998 59,605
1999 59,649
2000 60,417
2001 61,991
2002 64,194
2003 66,747
2004 69,192
2005 71,213
2006 72,761
2007 73,888
2008 74,525
2009 74,624
2010 74,161
2011 73,081
2012 71,474
2013 69,611
2014 67,841
2015 66,402
2016 65,389

Development Relevance: Explosive growth of cities globally signifies the demographic transition from rural to urban, and is associated with shifts from an agriculture-based economy to mass industry, technology, and service. In principle, cities offer a more favorable setting for the resolution of social and environmental problems than rural areas. Cities generate jobs and income, and deliver education, health care and other services. Cities also present opportunities for social mobilization and women's empowerment.

Limitations and Exceptions: Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverage. There is no consistent and universally accepted standard for distinguishing urban from rural areas, in part because of the wide variety of situations across countries. Most countries use an urban classification related to the size or characteristics of settlements. Some define urban areas based on the presence of certain infrastructure and services. And other countries designate urban areas based on administrative arrangements. Because of national differences in the characteristics that distinguish urban from rural areas, the distinction between urban and rural population is not amenable to a single definition that would be applicable to all countries. Estimates of the world's urban population would change significantly if China, India, and a few other populous nations were to change their definition of urban centers. Because the estimates of city and metropolitan area are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, cross-country comparisons should be made with caution.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The indicator is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. To estimate urban populations, UN ratios of urban to total population were applied to the World Bank's estimates of total population. Countries differ in the way they classify population as "urban" or "rural." The population of a city or metropolitan area depends on the boundaries chosen.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization