Which Country is the Most Urbanised?

Urban Population (As % of Total Population) (%), 2016 or latest
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 177 countries in 2016, Hong Kong ranked the highest in urban population as a percentage of total population with 100% followed by Macao and Singapore. On the other end of the scale was Trinidad and Tobago with 8.35%, Burundi with 12.4% and Papua New Guinea with 13.0%.

Average urban population as a percentage of total population reached 54.3% in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.837 % more than in the previous year and 8.91 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average urban population as a percentage of total population reached an all time high of 54.3% in 2016 and an all time low of 33.6% in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 0.863 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Urban Population (As % of Total Population) indicator page.