Rural Population (As % of Total) fell to 52.1% in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2017

Rural Population (As % of Total) (%)
Society | Bosnia and Herzegovina | February 1, 2019
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Rural population as a share of total population reached 52.1 % in 2017 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.682 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Bosnia and Herzegovina reached an all time high of 81.0 % in 1960 and an all time low of 52.1 % in 2017. When compared to Bosnia and Herzegovina's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Croatia amounted to 43.3 %, 29.9 % in Italy, 33.5 % in Montenegro and 44.1 % in Serbia in 2017.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has been ranked 54th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 4 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
Albania % 46.8% 45.7% 44.6% 43.6% 42.6%
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%
France % 21.4% 21.1% 20.9% 20.6% 20.3%
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%
Romania % 46.0% 46.0% 46.1% 46.1% 46.1%
Serbia % 44.8% 44.6% 44.5% 44.4% 44.3%
Slovenia % 47.1% 46.9% 46.7% 46.4% 46.2%
Switzerland % 26.4% 26.3% 26.3% 26.3% 26.3%