China - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in China was 595,886,600 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 836,479,000 in 1991 and a minimum value of 550,002,000 in 1961.

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 558,984,600
1961 550,002,000
1962 551,084,500
1963 561,172,800
1964 570,563,000
1965 585,836,700
1966 603,653,100
1967 620,353,300
1968 637,762,500
1969 656,497,700
1970 675,928,200
1971 695,661,100
1972 713,898,800
1973 730,387,500
1974 744,661,500
1975 756,942,300
1976 768,187,400
1977 778,161,700
1978 785,011,500
1979 788,605,300
1980 791,287,600
1981 793,935,200
1982 797,806,100
1983 802,837,900
1984 806,618,800
1985 810,625,100
1986 815,465,000
1987 821,058,900
1988 826,508,900
1989 831,145,800
1990 835,019,400
1991 836,479,000
1992 836,448,400
1993 835,478,600
1994 833,998,500
1995 831,819,800
1996 828,956,700
1997 825,589,400
1998 821,328,900
1999 815,969,000
2000 809,645,800
2001 800,082,700
2002 788,406,300
2003 775,926,000
2004 762,817,900
2005 749,352,200
2006 735,901,800
2007 722,214,100
2008 708,173,800
2009 693,852,700
2010 679,206,300
2011 664,363,100
2012 649,832,900
2013 635,688,200
2014 621,970,700
2015 608,629,700
2016 595,886,600

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in China was 43.22 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 83.80 in 1960, while its lowest value was 43.22 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.

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Year Value
1960 83.80
1961 83.29
1962 82.77
1963 82.24
1964 81.70
1965 81.91
1966 82.09
1967 82.22
1968 82.34
1969 82.47
1970 82.60
1971 82.71
1972 82.82
1973 82.82
1974 82.71
1975 82.60
1976 82.54
1977 82.48
1978 82.10
1979 81.38
1980 80.64
1981 79.88
1982 79.10
1983 78.46
1984 77.80
1985 77.13
1986 76.44
1987 75.74
1988 75.03
1989 74.30
1990 73.56
1991 72.69
1992 71.80
1993 70.90
1994 69.98
1995 69.04
1996 68.08
1997 67.12
1998 66.13
1999 65.14
2000 64.12
2001 62.91
2002 61.58
2003 60.22
2004 58.86
2005 57.48
2006 56.13
2007 54.80
2008 53.46
2009 52.12
2010 50.77
2011 49.43
2012 48.11
2013 46.83
2014 45.59
2015 44.39
2016 43.22

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization