Rural population as a share of total population reached 77.8 % in 2014 in Eritrea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.547 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Eritrea reached an all time high of 90.2 % in 1960 and an all time low of 64.2 % in 2011. When compared to Eritrea's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Djibouti amounted to 22.7 %, 57.3 % in Somalia, 66.3 % in Sudan and 65.8 % in Yemen in 2014.
Eritrea has been ranked 13th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 20 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices.