Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) rose to 4.02% in Ethiopia in 2017

Population in Cities of More Than 1 million (As % of Population) (%)
Society | Ethiopia | May 17, 2019
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Population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population reached 4.02 % in 2017 in Ethiopia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.82 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Ethiopia reached an all time high of 4.02 % in 2017 and an all time low of 2.34 % in 1960. When compared to Ethiopia's main peers, population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population in Kenya amounted to 10.9 %, 13.4 % in Somalia and 13.3 % in Sudan in 2017.

Ethiopia has been ranked 123rd within the group of 123 countries we follow in terms of population in cities of more than 1 million as a share of population, 1 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
Chad % 8.36% 8.38% 8.41% 8.44% 8.47%
Djibouti % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Egypt % 25.2% 25.2% 25.2% 25.2% 25.2%
Eritrea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia % 3.62% 3.68% 3.75% 3.81% 3.88%
Kenya % 10.2% 10.3% 10.4% 10.5% 10.6%
Somalia % 11.7% 12.0% 12.2% 12.5% 12.8%
South Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan % 13.2% 13.2% 13.2% 13.2% 13.3%
Tanzania % 9.99% 10.2% 10.5% 10.8% 11.0%
Uganda % 6.03% 6.13% 6.22% 6.32% 6.42%
Yemen % 8.91% 8.99% 9.08% 9.17% 9.27%