Macedonia - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Macedonia was 1,190,533 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,191,774 in 2001 and a minimum value of 506,445 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 506,445
1961 530,905
1962 556,983
1963 584,162
1964 612,702
1965 642,626
1966 674,297
1967 707,589
1968 741,943
1969 776,357
1970 810,135
1971 839,249
1972 856,892
1973 874,006
1974 891,985
1975 911,764
1976 933,788
1977 957,558
1978 982,219
1979 1,006,329
1980 1,028,849
1981 1,048,562
1982 1,064,239
1983 1,078,352
1984 1,091,378
1985 1,103,635
1986 1,115,347
1987 1,126,352
1988 1,136,544
1989 1,145,664
1990 1,153,600
1991 1,160,779
1992 1,168,616
1993 1,176,350
1994 1,184,939
1995 1,181,760
1996 1,181,331
1997 1,183,203
1998 1,186,409
1999 1,189,473
2000 1,191,346
2001 1,191,774
2002 1,191,042
2003 1,189,365
2004 1,187,142
2005 1,185,213
2006 1,183,606
2007 1,182,186
2008 1,181,072
2009 1,180,355
2010 1,180,156
2011 1,180,471
2012 1,181,350
2013 1,182,777
2014 1,184,775
2015 1,187,368
2016 1,190,533

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