Top 10 countries with projected decline in rural population by 2050

This statistic shows the ten countries with the largest decline in the size of the rural population between 2018 and 2015. Based on forecasted population figures, the rural population of China is projected to be around 305 million less in 2050 than it was in 2018.

Top ten countries worldwide with the largest projected decline in the rural population between 2018 and 2050

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Release date

May 2018



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Supplementary notes

Figures are calculated internally by Statista comparing the 2018 rural population figure with the forecasted 2050 figure. Projected 2050 figures based on calculations made in 2018.

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