Maldistribution of population within countries

Other Names:
Unbalanced national population

[Industrialized countries] 80% of the EEC/EU population lives in towns or cities whilst 80% of the land is rural.


Almost all developing countries consider the current geographic distribution of their population partially or wholly unacceptable. Their major cities have already become too large, and are growing too rapidly compared with smaller cities, towns and rural areas. Since urbanization is proceeding faster than industrialization, unemployment and underemployment are rampant; crime rates are increasing; and traditional social forms are disappearing.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
13.05.2019 – 20:07 CEST