Rural Population (As % of Total) fell to 41.8% in Georgia in 2017

Rural Population (As % of Total) (%)
Society | Georgia | February 1, 2019
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Rural population as a share of total population reached 41.8 % in 2017 in Georgia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.934 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Georgia reached an all time high of 56.9 % in 1960 and an all time low of 41.8 % in 2017. When compared to Georgia's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Armenia amounted to 36.9 %, 44.7 % in Azerbaijan, 25.7 % in Russia and 25.4 % in Turkey in 2017.

Georgia has been ranked 85th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices.

Rural Population (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Armenia % 36.7% 36.8% 36.8% 36.9% 36.9%
Azerbaijan % 46.4% 46.1% 45.9% 45.6% 45.3%
Bulgaria % 27.4% 27.0% 26.7% 26.3% 26.0%
China % 49.5% 48.2% 47.0% 45.7% 44.5%
Georgia % 44.1% 43.7% 43.3% 42.9% 42.6%
Germany % 22.8% 22.8% 22.8% 22.8% 22.8%
Greece % 23.4% 23.0% 22.6% 22.3% 22.0%
Iran % 28.8% 28.2% 27.7% 27.2% 26.6%
Iraq % 30.7% 30.6% 30.4% 30.2% 30.1%
Japan % 8.93% 8.85% 8.77% 8.70% 8.62%
Russia % 26.3% 26.2% 26.1% 26.1% 26.0%
Turkey % 28.6% 28.0% 27.5% 26.9% 26.4%
USA % 19.1% 18.9% 18.7% 18.5% 18.3%