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Table 1 Share of the rural population in the total number of inhabitants of the country: Brazil and geographic regions, 19502010 (percentage figures)

From: The development of Brazilian agriculture: future technological challenges and opportunities

Region Year       
  1950 1960 1970 1980 1991 2000 2010
North 70 65 57 50 42 30 27
Northeast 74 66 58 49 39 31 27
Center-West 74 63 49 29 19 13 11
Southeast 52 43 27 17 12 10 7
South 71 62 55 37 26 19 15
Brazil 64 55 44 32 25 19 16
  1. Source: Data from IBGE, E. Alves calculations