Rural population as a share of total population reached 29.7 % in 2017 in Iraq, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.615 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Iraq reached an all time high of 57.1 % in 1960 and an all time low of 29.7 % in 2017. When compared to Iraq's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Iran amounted to 25.6 %, 16.4 % in Saudi Arabia and 46.5 % in Syria in 2017.
Iraq has been ranked 113th within the group of 172 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices.