Rural population as a share of total population reached 1.64 % in 2016 in Kuwait, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.965 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, rural population as a share of total population in Kuwait reached an all time high of 25.1 % in 1960 and an all time low of 0.092 % in 2001. When compared to Kuwait's main peers, rural population as a share of total population in Bahrain amounted to 10.9 %, 29.9 % in Iraq, 26.1 % in Iran and 16.6 % in Saudi Arabia in 2016.
Kuwait has been ranked 172nd within the group of 173 countries we follow in terms of rural population as a share of total population, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices.