Belgium - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Belgium was 238,652 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 690,173 in 1960 and a minimum value of 238,652 in 2016.

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

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Year Value
1960 690,173
1961 683,837
1962 675,039
1963 665,612
1964 657,593
1965 649,491
1966 639,888
1967 629,663
1968 618,582
1969 607,025
1970 594,492
1971 582,711
1972 572,373
1973 561,805
1974 551,360
1975 540,999
1976 530,184
1977 510,589
1978 491,485
1979 473,116
1980 455,398
1981 440,204
1982 430,030
1983 420,141
1984 410,476
1985 401,233
1986 392,205
1987 383,459
1988 375,867
1989 368,490
1990 361,118
1991 354,059
1992 347,362
1993 340,654
1994 333,815
1995 326,709
1996 319,832
1997 313,175
1998 306,498
1999 300,145
2000 294,416
2001 289,670
2002 285,288
2003 280,986
2004 276,681
2005 272,758
2006 269,184
2007 265,961
2008 262,823
2009 259,764
2010 257,027
2011 255,534
2012 252,389
2013 248,706
2014 244,582
2015 241,493
2016 238,652

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Belgium was 2.10 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 7.54 in 1960, while its lowest value was 2.10 in 2016.

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 the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

See also:

Year Value
1960 7.54
1961 7.45
1962 7.32
1963 7.17
1964 7.01
1965 6.86
1966 6.72
1967 6.57
1968 6.43
1969 6.29
1970 6.16
1971 6.02
1972 5.89
1973 5.77
1974 5.64
1975 5.52
1976 5.40
1977 5.19
1978 5.00
1979 4.80
1980 4.62
1981 4.47
1982 4.36
1983 4.26
1984 4.17
1985 4.07
1986 3.98
1987 3.89
1988 3.80
1989 3.71
1990 3.62
1991 3.54
1992 3.46
1993 3.38
1994 3.30
1995 3.22
1996 3.15
1997 3.08
1998 3.00
1999 2.94
2000 2.87
2001 2.82
2002 2.76
2003 2.71
2004 2.66
2005 2.60
2006 2.55
2007 2.50
2008 2.45
2009 2.41
2010 2.36
2011 2.31
2012 2.27
2013 2.22
2014 2.18
2015 2.14
2016 2.10

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization