Uzbekistan - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Uzbekistan was 11,617,910 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 11,617,910 in 2016 and a minimum value of 2,904,947 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 2,904,947
1961 3,025,732
1962 3,152,643
1963 3,286,486
1964 3,428,592
1965 3,579,624
1966 3,740,593
1967 3,910,629
1968 4,086,165
1969 4,262,087
1970 4,446,076
1971 4,639,469
1972 4,830,875
1973 5,023,222
1974 5,221,768
1975 5,430,215
1976 5,649,962
1977 5,880,071
1978 6,119,319
1979 6,329,949
1980 6,500,546
1981 6,671,424
1982 6,843,296
1983 7,016,955
1984 7,193,614
1985 7,374,062
1986 7,558,006
1987 7,744,589
1988 7,934,073
1989 8,095,143
1990 8,239,277
1991 8,344,763
1992 8,468,923
1993 8,588,318
1994 8,682,276
1995 8,758,554
1996 8,844,080
1997 8,953,936
1998 9,066,746
1999 9,132,428
2000 9,226,398
2001 9,306,248
2002 9,382,680
2003 9,453,894
2004 9,524,806
2005 9,597,009
2006 9,675,098
2007 9,780,489
2008 9,912,282
2009 10,061,520
2010 10,337,020
2011 10,612,940
2012 10,773,010
2013 10,953,180
2014 11,158,280
2015 11,381,850
2016 11,617,910

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