Urban Population (As % of Total Population) rose to 26.5% in Guyana in 2017

Urban Population (As % of Total Population) (%)
Society | Guyana | May 17, 2019
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Urban population as a percentage of total population reached 26.5 % in 2017 in Guyana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.211 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, urban population as a percentage of total population in Guyana reached an all time high of 30.5 % in 1980 and an all time low of 26.4 % in 2011. When compared to Guyana's main peers, urban population as a percentage of total population in Brazil amounted to 86.3 %, 66.0 % in Suriname, 53.2 % in Trinidad and Tobago and 88.2 % in Venezuela in 2017.

Guyana has been ranked 163rd within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of urban population as a percentage of total population, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices.

Urban Population (As % of Total Population) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bolivia % 66.9% 67.3% 67.7% 68.0% 68.4%
Brazil % 84.6% 84.9% 85.2% 85.5% 85.8%
Colombia % 78.3% 78.7% 79.1% 79.4% 79.8%
Guyana % 26.4% 26.4% 26.4% 26.4% 26.4%
Peru % 76.6% 76.8% 77.0% 77.2% 77.4%
Puerto Rico % 93.8% 93.7% 93.7% 93.7% 93.6%
Suriname % 66.3% 66.2% 66.1% 66.1% 66.1%
Trinidad and Tobago % 53.8% 53.7% 53.5% 53.4% 53.3%
Venezuela % 88.1% 88.1% 88.1% 88.1% 88.2%