Australia Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Australia rural population for 2021 was 3,510,320, a 0.7% decline from 2020.
  • Australia rural population for 2020 was 3,535,137, a 0.44% increase from 2019.
  • Australia rural population for 2019 was 3,519,751, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
  • Australia rural population for 2018 was 3,494,578, a 0.77% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 56,843,442
Germany 18,667,512
Italy 16,924,836
Poland 15,084,074
France 12,661,527
United Kingdom 10,669,915
Japan 10,221,684
South Korea 9,617,303
Spain 8,965,568
Canada 7,017,013
Saudi Arabia 5,474,978
Austria 3,672,522
Argentina 3,559,798
Australia 3,510,320
Portugal 3,414,362
Czech Republic 2,759,991
Hungary 2,694,979
Slovak Republic 2,515,539
Chile 2,340,642
Switzerland 2,261,756
Greece 2,128,861
Ireland 1,814,588
Croatia 1,642,337
Panama 1,368,149
Netherlands 1,302,381
UAE 1,268,967
Sweden 1,225,108
Slovenia 939,156
Norway 901,946
Lithuania 887,542
Finland 798,226
Denmark 688,752
Israel 686,007
New Zealand 676,747
Oman 676,741
Trinidad and Tobago 655,867
Latvia 594,684
Estonia 406,552
Cyprus 402,894
Belgium 218,200
Puerto Rico 209,130
Barbados 197,811
Bahrain 181,438
Uruguay 153,242
Channel Islands 120,897
French Polynesia 107,176
Brunei 94,691
New Caledonia 76,538
Antigua and Barbuda 74,658
Bahamas 66,027
Aruba 60,173
Luxembourg 53,222
Seychelles 41,693
Isle of Man 40,078
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,997
Liechtenstein 32,718
Faroe Islands 28,165
Malta 26,826
Iceland 22,546
Qatar 21,158
Curacao 16,703
British Virgin Islands 15,540
Andorra 9,392
Guam 8,484
Greenland 7,078
Northern Mariana Islands 4,697
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,192
Palau 3,365
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,419
San Marino 809
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Singapore 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Australia Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 3,510,320 13.64 -0.70%
2020 3,535,137 13.76 0.44%
2019 3,519,751 13.88 0.72%
2018 3,494,578 13.99 0.77%
2017 3,467,878 14.10 0.95%
2016 3,435,109 14.20 0.87%
2015 3,405,449 14.30 0.75%
2014 3,380,029 14.40 0.80%
2013 3,353,116 14.50 1.03%
2012 3,318,631 14.60 1.05%
2011 3,283,984 14.70 0.59%
2010 3,264,665 14.82 0.76%
2009 3,240,089 14.94 1.26%
2008 3,199,492 15.06 1.20%
2007 3,161,213 15.18 -0.18%
2006 3,166,779 15.30 0.71%
2005 3,144,470 15.42 0.55%
2004 3,127,194 15.54 0.39%
2003 3,115,023 15.66 0.46%
2002 3,100,598 15.78 0.45%
2001 3,086,667 15.90 2.20%
2000 3,019,470 15.77 2.05%
1999 2,958,134 15.63 2.00%
1998 2,899,644 15.50 1.90%
1997 2,844,952 15.36 1.98%
1996 2,789,315 15.23 2.18%
1995 2,729,233 15.10 2.07%
1994 2,673,251 14.97 1.92%
1993 2,622,313 14.84 1.84%
1992 2,574,389 14.72 2.02%
1991 2,522,945 14.60 1.48%
1990 2,485,873 14.57 1.69%
1989 2,444,309 14.54 1.90%
1988 2,398,326 14.51 1.84%
1987 2,354,687 14.48 1.73%
1986 2,314,338 14.45 1.85%
1985 2,271,988 14.42 1.57%
1984 2,236,626 14.39 1.34%
1983 2,206,835 14.36 1.45%
1982 2,175,007 14.33 1.88%
1981 2,134,561 14.30 0.56%
1980 2,122,700 14.45 0.19%
1979 2,118,609 14.60 0.05%
1978 2,117,518 14.75 0.14%
1977 2,114,608 14.90 0.11%
1976 2,112,387 15.05 -0.02%
1975 2,112,847 15.21 0.21%
1974 2,108,402 15.36 1.51%
1973 2,076,844 15.52 0.52%
1972 2,066,154 15.68 0.82%
1971 2,049,221 15.84 2.37%
1970 2,001,245 16.00 0.96%
1969 1,982,191 16.16 1.08%
1968 1,960,830 16.33 0.76%
1967 1,946,009 16.49 0.25%
1966 1,941,057 16.66 0.66%
1965 1,928,216 16.93 0.34%
1964 1,921,617 17.21 0.34%
1963 1,915,045 17.49 0.31%
1962 1,909,068 17.77 0.84%
1961 1,893,125 18.06 -0.27%
1960 1,898,168 18.47 %