Population in the Largest City (As % of Urban Population) rose to 47.5% in Estonia in 2017

Population in the Largest City (As % of Urban Population) (%)
Society | Estonia | May 17, 2019
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Population in the largest city as a share of urban population reached 47.5 % in 2017 in Estonia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.29 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, population in the largest city as a share of urban population in Estonia reached an all time high of 47.5 % in 2017 and an all time low of 41.3 % in 2000. When compared to Estonia's main peers, population in the largest city as a share of urban population in Finland amounted to 26.8 %, 48.4 % in Latvia, 28.0 % in Lithuania and 11.4 % in Russia in 2017.

Estonia has been ranked 25th within the group of 154 countries we follow in terms of population in the largest city as a share of urban population, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

The population in the largest city is the urban population living in the country's largest metropolitan area.

Population in the Largest City (As % of Urban Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Australia % 22.2% 22.2% 22.2% 22.2% 22.3%
Belarus % 26.2% 26.3% 26.4% 26.5% 26.6%
China % 3.09% 3.08% 3.08% 3.08% 3.09%
Estonia % 43.6% 44.1% 44.9% 45.6% 46.3%
Finland % 25.2% 25.4% 25.6% 25.9% 26.2%
Germany % 5.59% 5.60% 5.60% 5.60% 5.57%
Indonesia % 7.83% 7.71% 7.60% 7.49% 7.39%
Japan % 31.8% 31.8% 31.9% 32.0% 32.1%
Latvia % 47.0% 47.4% 47.7% 47.9% 48.0%
Lithuania % 26.0% 26.4% 26.7% 26.9% 27.2%
New Zealand % 35.8% 36.3% 36.7% 36.9% 36.9%
Papua New Guinea % 33.6% 33.6% 33.6% 33.6% 33.5%
Russia % 11.0% 11.1% 11.1% 11.2% 11.3%
USA % 7.30% 7.26% 7.21% 7.17% 7.12%