Rural Population (As % of Total) fell to 73.5% in Guyana in 2017

Rural Population (As % of Total) (%)
Society | Guyana | February 1, 2019
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Rural population as a share of total population reached 73.5 % in 2017 in Guyana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.076 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Guyana reached an all time high of 73.6 % in 2011 and an all time low of 69.5 % in 1980. When compared to Guyana's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Brazil amounted to 13.7 %, 34.0 % in Suriname, 46.8 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 11.8 % in Venezuela in 2017.

Guyana has been ranked 16th 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
Bolivia % 33.1% 32.7% 32.3% 32.0% 31.6%
Brazil % 15.4% 15.1% 14.8% 14.5% 14.2%
Colombia % 21.7% 21.3% 20.9% 20.6% 20.2%
Guyana % 73.6% 73.6% 73.6% 73.6% 73.6%
Peru % 23.4% 23.2% 23.0% 22.8% 22.6%
Puerto Rico % 6.23% 6.27% 6.31% 6.35% 6.38%
Suriname % 33.7% 33.8% 33.9% 33.9% 33.9%
Trinidad and Tobago % 46.2% 46.3% 46.5% 46.6% 46.7%
Venezuela % 11.9% 11.9% 11.9% 11.9% 11.8%