Namibia - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in Namibia was 1,298,750 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 1,299,608 in 2002 and a minimum value of 494,634 in 1960.

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 494,634
1961 504,105
1962 514,044
1963 524,313
1964 534,887
1965 545,802
1966 556,925
1967 568,271
1968 580,074
1969 592,656
1970 606,421
1971 622,747
1972 640,088
1973 657,787
1974 674,910
1975 690,836
1976 705,561
1977 719,393
1978 732,613
1979 745,620
1980 758,836
1981 772,026
1982 785,820
1983 801,503
1984 820,982
1985 845,541
1986 875,846
1987 911,105
1988 949,229
1989 987,379
1990 1,023,445
1991 1,056,520
1992 1,084,793
1993 1,110,349
1994 1,135,693
1995 1,161,847
1996 1,189,150
1997 1,216,819
1998 1,243,225
1999 1,266,237
2000 1,284,411
2001 1,297,482
2002 1,299,608
2003 1,297,029
2004 1,292,617
2005 1,287,762
2006 1,282,572
2007 1,277,109
2008 1,272,314
2009 1,269,380
2010 1,268,784
2011 1,270,947
2012 1,275,365
2013 1,281,522
2014 1,287,970
2015 1,293,794
2016 1,298,750

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in Namibia was 52.38 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 82.09 in 1960, while its lowest value was 52.38 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 82.09
1961 81.67
1962 81.25
1963 80.83
1964 80.40
1965 79.97
1966 79.52
1967 79.07
1968 78.61
1969 78.15
1970 77.71
1971 77.44
1972 77.17
1973 76.90
1974 76.63
1975 76.35
1976 76.07
1977 75.79
1978 75.51
1979 75.22
1980 74.93
1981 74.65
1982 74.39
1983 74.14
1984 73.89
1985 73.63
1986 73.38
1987 73.12
1988 72.86
1989 72.61
1990 72.34
1991 72.08
1992 71.66
1993 71.18
1994 70.68
1995 70.19
1996 69.68
1997 69.18
1998 68.67
1999 68.15
2000 67.63
2001 67.10
2002 66.23
2003 65.29
2004 64.33
2005 63.37
2006 62.39
2007 61.40
2008 60.40
2009 59.40
2010 58.38
2011 57.36
2012 56.33
2013 55.32
2014 54.32
2015 53.34
2016 52.38

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization