South Africa - Rural population

Rural population

The value for Rural population in South Africa was 19,403,170 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 19,403,170 in 2016 and a minimum value of 9,286,355 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 9,286,355
1961 9,497,473
1962 9,728,061
1963 9,965,506
1964 10,207,460
1965 10,452,250
1966 10,698,800
1967 10,947,990
1968 11,202,600
1969 11,466,510
1970 11,744,280
1971 12,045,810
1972 12,359,830
1973 12,682,640
1974 13,009,020
1975 13,335,390
1976 13,659,610
1977 13,983,220
1978 14,310,730
1979 14,648,650
1980 14,996,540
1981 15,334,730
1982 15,686,410
1983 16,043,560
1984 16,396,190
1985 16,698,640
1986 16,898,820
1987 17,080,250
1988 17,255,700
1989 17,441,290
1990 17,647,260
1991 17,883,520
1992 18,149,300
1993 18,414,770
1994 18,655,280
1995 18,855,000
1996 19,008,530
1997 19,121,960
1998 19,207,480
1999 19,281,040
2000 19,354,590
2001 19,317,810
2002 19,306,080
2003 19,288,620
2004 19,273,990
2005 19,263,560
2006 19,256,380
2007 19,252,410
2008 19,251,140
2009 19,254,510
2010 19,261,050
2011 19,271,250
2012 19,284,590
2013 19,305,330
2014 19,331,470
2015 19,363,670
2016 19,403,170

Rural population (% of total population)

Rural population (% of total population) in South Africa was 34.71 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 53.38 in 1960, while its lowest value was 34.71 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 53.38
1961 53.21
1962 53.09
1963 52.98
1964 52.87
1965 52.75
1966 52.64
1967 52.52
1968 52.41
1969 52.30
1970 52.19
1971 52.13
1972 52.07
1973 52.01
1974 51.95
1975 51.89
1976 51.83
1977 51.77
1978 51.71
1979 51.65
1980 51.58
1981 51.41
1982 51.24
1983 51.08
1984 50.91
1985 50.63
1986 50.10
1987 49.56
1988 49.03
1989 48.50
1990 47.96
1991 47.45
1992 46.96
1993 46.48
1994 46.00
1995 45.51
1996 45.03
1997 44.55
1998 44.07
1999 43.59
2000 43.11
2001 42.63
2002 42.10
2003 41.55
2004 41.01
2005 40.46
2006 39.92
2007 39.38
2008 38.85
2009 38.31
2010 37.78
2011 37.25
2012 36.73
2013 36.21
2014 35.70
2015 35.20
2016 34.71

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization