Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 27.9% in Ecuador in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Ecuador | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 27.9 % in 2017 in Ecuador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.35 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Ecuador reached an all time high of 27.9 % in 2017 and an all time low of 17.1 % in 1960. When compared to Ecuador's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Brazil amounted to 41.4 %, 43.4 % in Colombia, 42.6 % in Panama and 31.7 % in Peru in 2017.

Ecuador has been ranked 39th within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The population in urban agglomerations of more than one million is the percentage of a country's population living in metropolitan areas that have a population of more than one million people.

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bolivia % 40.4% 40.5% 40.7% 40.9% 41.2%
Brazil % 40.0% 40.2% 40.4% 40.6% 40.9%
Chile % 36.8% 36.8% 36.8% 36.7% 36.7%
Colombia % 39.8% 40.3% 40.9% 41.5% 42.1%
Costa Rica % 26.5% 26.6% 26.7% 26.9% 27.0%
Ecuador % 27.4% 27.5% 27.5% 27.6% 27.7%
Honduras % 12.9% 13.1% 13.3% 13.5% 13.8%
Nicaragua % 17.2% 17.1% 17.0% 17.0% 16.9%
Panama % 41.4% 41.6% 41.8% 42.0% 42.2%
Peru % 30.5% 30.7% 30.9% 31.1% 31.3%
Venezuela % 29.3% 29.2% 29.1% 29.0% 29.0%