Rural population reached 2.22 mil in 2017 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.841 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, rural population in Switzerland reached an all time high of 2.22 mil in 2017 and an all time low of 1.55 mil in 1960. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, rural population in Austria amounted to 3.69 mil, 13.3 mil in France, 18.8 mil in Germany and 18.1 mil in Italy in 2017.
Switzerland has been ranked 104th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices.