China's Rural population(Comparison Chart)

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China's Rural population (Transition,Comparison)

Let's get to know "China's Rural population" using Graphs and Charts.

What does "Rural population" mean?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.

China's Rural population(2021)

China's latest "Rural population" is 529,465,517.(2021's Research)

China's latest Rural population(2021)
CountryRural population

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The newest updated about survey by for 2021.
(Confirmed on July 22, 2022, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of China's Rural population(1960 - current year)

So how has the current "529,465,517" Rural population in China changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Rural population" in China from 1960 to 2021.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1960 to 2021 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the total population.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Rural population" with over 270 statistics for China.

Changes in the global ranking of China's "Rural population" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of China's "Rural population".

The entire history of China's world ranking from 1960 to 2021 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
China is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where China's "Rural population" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the China' Rural population graph above.

Transition Chart Of China's Rural population(1960 - 2021)

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Line 1:Years, Line 2:Rural population

Also below is a list of "China's Rural population" from 1960 to 2021. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on China's Rural population(1960 to 2021) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Rural population558,984,648.00550,002,064.00551,084,460.00561,172,774.00570,563,019.00585,836,641.00603,653,090.00620,353,282.00637,762,514.00656,497,738.00675,928,190.00695,661,123.00713,898,765.00730,387,430.00744,661,478.00756,942,270.00768,187,399.00778,161,684.00785,011,465.00788,605,339.00791,287,529.00793,935,216.00797,806,157.00802,837,860.00806,618,745.00810,625,110.00815,464,944.00821,058,949.00826,508,924.00831,145,763.00835,019,382.00836,478,966.00836,448,460.00835,478,607.00833,998,460.00831,819,843.00828,956,742.00825,589,438.00821,328,874.00815,968,942.00809,645,853.00800,082,679.00788,406,300.00775,926,016.00762,817,902.00749,352,182.00735,901,746.00722,214,159.00708,173,810.00693,852,712.00679,206,337.00665,196,496.00651,507,733.00637,792,141.00624,030,741.00610,192,900.00596,465,626.00582,840,458.00568,902,350.00558,762,145.00544,289,492.00529,465,517.00

Looking at the above graph of "China's Rural population", we can see that the data for 2021, the latest year available, is the lowest.

In addition,it is 14823975 less than the previous year, 2020, which means "Rural population" is going down.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1991, the year with the highest data "Rural population", there is a 1.06-fold difference, showing how "Rural population" has decreased.

Also, if you are looking for population growth trends rather than Rural population, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Population Trends in China (Past to Future Projections)

Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? China vs USA )

How high or low is "China's Rural population"?

Comparing Rural population in China, India

First, let's compare "Rural population" in India, which have the world's closest populations to China.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Rural population(China vs India )

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A chart comparing Rural population in India, which have similar populations to China.
CountryPopulationRural population

Looking at the table above comparing Rural population, we see that

In particular, the comparison reveals that although Indiaand China are close to the first and second in population numbers in the world, there is an overwhelming difference in "Rural population".

China VS USA vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Rural population" in China with that in USA and Japan.

Bar graph showing "Rural population" in China compared to USA and Japan

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A chart comparing "Rural population" in USA and Japan and China.
CountryPopulationRural population
United States of America331,893,74556,843,442

From the above graph, we can see that among those countries, China has the highest number of "Rural population".

In particular, the data is 51.8 times higher than that of Japan, 9.3 times higher than that of United States of America, and 1 times higher than that of China.

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Where does China rank in the world in terms of the "Rural population"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where China ranks in the world's "Rural population".

China ranks 2nd in the world in "Rural population"

First, let's take a look at "China's Rural population" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Rural population" ranking chart.

The world Rural population ranking chart:China ranks 2nd
RankCountryRural population
8Viet Nam60,813,626
11United States of America56,843,442

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Ranking of the world's highest "Rural population"

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Rural population", China ranks 2nd out of 203 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that China is one of the top five countries in the world with a extremely high level of "Rural population".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Rural population" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Rural population"

For more detailed ranking of the world's highest "Rural population", please refer to the entire list here.
➡ Ranking of the world's highest "Rural population"

World Average vs China vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Rural population" with China.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Rural population(World Average vs China vs Global Median)

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Chart comparing Rural population in China with the world median (2,094,698) and average (16,721,263)
CountryRural population

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From the table here, we can see that "China's Rural population" is 31.66 times higher than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 2,094,698, we can see that China's Rural population "529465517" is higher (252.76 times) than the median.

License and DataSet
Title"China's Rural population"
Period1960 to 2021
LicenseCC BY 4.0 - World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects: 2018 Revision.

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Frequently Asked Questions about "China's Rural population"

What is the latest data on "Rural population" in China?The latest "Rural population" in China that we can find in 2022 is 529,465,517. This data is from the 2021 survey and is in unit of People. More details.
By what percentage did "Rural population" in China decrease from the previous year?It has decreased by 2.72% from the previous year (2020). And "Rural population" in the previous year is 544,289,492.00 Show the trend graph from 1960 to 2021.
When was the last year that China's "Rural population" was at its highest?The year 1991 was the highest year. (836,478,966.00)
When was the last year that China's "Rural population" was at its lowest?The year 2021 was the lowest year. (529,465,517.00)
How many times higher is "China's Rural population" than in Japan?"China's Rural population" is 51.8 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is China's ranking in the world for "Rural population"?China is ranked 2nd in the world.View the world ranking table of "Rural population".
Which countries have a similar "Rural population" to China?India (900,239,774) and Pakistan (140,885,076) have very similar data.
How many times is "Rural population" in China compared to the world average?It is 31.66 times higher than the world average.Find out more.
Is China's Rural population higher than the world median? It is 252.76 times higher than the world median.