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Rural Population (As % of Total) (%), 2016 or latest
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2016, Trinidad and Tobago ranked the highest in rural population as a share of total population with 91.6% followed by Burundi and Papua New Guinea. On the other end of the scale was Qatar with 0.683%, Kuwait with 1.64% and Belgium with 2.10%.

Average rural population as a share of total population reached 45.7% in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.995 % less than in the previous year and -10.6 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average rural population as a share of total population reached an all time high of 66.4% in 1960 and an all time low of 45.7% in 2016. The average annual growth amounted to -0.666 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Rural Population (As % of Total) indicator page.