Rural Population (As % of Total) fell to 45.7% in Slovenia in 2017

Rural Population (As % of Total) (%)
Society | Slovenia | February 1, 2019
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Rural population as a share of total population reached 45.7 % in 2017 in Slovenia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.550 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Slovenia reached an all time high of 71.8 % in 1960 and an all time low of 45.7 % in 2017. When compared to Slovenia's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Austria amounted to 41.9 %, 43.3 % in Croatia, 28.9 % in Hungary and 29.9 % in Italy in 2017.

Slovenia has been ranked 68th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 6 places above 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
Austria % 42.9% 42.9% 42.7% 42.5% 42.3%
Bosnia and Herzegovina % 54.1% 53.8% 53.5% 53.2% 52.8%
Croatia % 44.7% 44.5% 44.3% 44.1% 43.8%
Czech Republic % 26.8% 26.8% 26.7% 26.6% 26.5%
France % 21.4% 21.1% 20.9% 20.6% 20.3%
Germany % 22.8% 22.8% 22.8% 22.8% 22.8%
Hungary % 30.6% 30.3% 30.0% 29.8% 29.5%
Italy % 31.6% 31.3% 31.0% 30.7% 30.4%
Montenegro % 35.5% 35.2% 34.9% 34.5% 34.2%
Poland % 39.2% 39.3% 39.5% 39.6% 39.7%
Serbia % 44.8% 44.6% 44.5% 44.4% 44.3%
Slovakia % 45.6% 45.7% 45.9% 46.0% 46.1%
Slovenia % 47.1% 46.9% 46.7% 46.4% 46.2%
Switzerland % 26.4% 26.3% 26.3% 26.3% 26.3%