Croatia - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Croatia was 2,472,499 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,583,064 in 1990 and a minimum value of 1,248,376 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 1,248,376
1961 1,294,887
1962 1,344,715
1963 1,395,476
1964 1,447,098
1965 1,499,464
1966 1,552,551
1967 1,606,732
1968 1,661,637
1969 1,716,633
1970 1,773,046
1971 1,829,083
1972 1,881,121
1973 1,933,287
1974 1,985,291
1975 2,036,988
1976 2,088,738
1977 2,134,255
1978 2,190,570
1979 2,242,990
1980 2,296,799
1981 2,344,919
1982 2,374,928
1983 2,403,578
1984 2,430,839
1985 2,458,200
1986 2,485,708
1987 2,511,773
1988 2,537,431
1989 2,559,402
1990 2,583,064
1991 2,450,509
1992 2,435,033
1993 2,534,090
1994 2,546,015
1995 2,562,907
1996 2,473,093
1997 2,522,372
1998 2,489,458
1999 2,525,102
2000 2,460,281
2001 2,474,190
2002 2,480,894
2003 2,488,176
2004 2,495,473
2005 2,505,555
2006 2,513,395
2007 2,520,624
2008 2,529,798
2009 2,537,286
2010 2,541,859
2011 2,474,200
2012 2,478,342
2013 2,483,578
2014 2,486,069
2015 2,478,613
2016 2,472,499

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