Rural Population (As % of Total) rose to 49.5% in Uzbekistan in 2017

Rural Population (As % of Total) (%)
Society | Uzbekistan | February 1, 2019
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Rural population as a share of total population reached 49.5 % in 2017 in Uzbekistan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.203 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Uzbekistan reached an all time high of 66.0 % in 1960 and an all time low of 48.9 % in 2011. When compared to Uzbekistan's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Kazakhstan amounted to 42.7 %, 63.9 % in Kyrgyzstan, 73.0 % in Tajikistan and 48.8 % in Turkmenistan in 2017.

Uzbekistan has been ranked 59th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 10 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
Afghanistan % 76.1% 75.8% 75.6% 75.4% 75.2%
China % 49.5% 48.2% 47.0% 45.7% 44.5%
Iran % 28.8% 28.2% 27.7% 27.2% 26.6%
Kazakhstan % 43.1% 43.0% 43.0% 42.9% 42.8%
Kyrgyzstan % 64.6% 64.6% 64.5% 64.4% 64.2%
Russia % 26.3% 26.2% 26.1% 26.1% 26.0%
Tajikistan % 73.5% 73.5% 73.4% 73.3% 73.3%
Turkmenistan % 51.2% 50.8% 50.5% 50.1% 49.7%
Uzbekistan % 48.9% 49.0% 49.1% 49.2% 49.3%