Core Differences Between Rural and Urban Communities

In English it is called Society, as long as it says Socius which means "friend". The word "society" comes from Arabic, namely Syiek, meaning "to get along". The existence of mutual association is certainly because there are forms of suffixes of life, which are not caused by humans as individuals but by other elements of power in the social environment which constitute unity.

Society can have a broad and narrow meaning. In the broadest sense of society is the total relationship in living together and is not limited by the environment, nation and so on. Or in other words the roundness of all relationships in social life. In the narrow sense of society is a group of people who are limited by certain aspects, for example territorial, nation, class and so on.
Society can have a broad and narrow meaning. In the broadest sense of society is the total relationship in living together and is not limited by the environment, nation and so on. Or in other words the roundness of all relationships in social life. In the narrow sense of society is a group of people who are limited by certain aspects, for example territorial, nation, class and so on.


Communities in rural and urban areas each have differences that can be demonstrated through their daily lives. We can observe directly when in the village and in the city, then conclude it.

Comparison of Village and City Community Differences

The main differences between rural and urban communities are as follows.

  1. The life of urban society is usually more modern, whereas in rural areas most choose a simple life.
  2. Most rural communities are generally more familial, whereas in urban areas tend to be more personal.
  3. Communities in urban areas have more facilities, while in rural areas it is relatively more limited.
  4. Most rural people work in the agricultural sector, while in urban areas work in the industrial sector.
  5. Urban communities are usually more open to outside influences, whereas rural communities mostly tend to limit outside influences.
  6. Urban communities are more receptive to new things, whereas rural communities usually prioritize defending old things.
  7. Communities in rural areas are generally more easily integrated, whereas not so in urban areas because of the influence of different political views and beliefs.

Description of the Difference between Village and City Communities

We can analyze the lives of rural and urban communities in Indonesia. Each has differences related to population density, development, facilities, employment opportunities, and education.

City Society

The term city refers to areas that are densely populated and have environmental characteristics with highly developed development. Those who live in cities are usually involved in trade or service work. That way, this urban region can produce better job opportunities. But the urban area is not limited to cities, but also the suburbs also included in it and involved the lives of urban communities.

There are many advantages to life in cities. For example having access to various facilities that are easier, better public transportation, many entertainment options, high educational standards, and adequate health facilities. The standard of living in urban cities is also higher than in villages. Although cities also have disadvantages. For example vehicle pollution that can cause health problems.

Villagers (rural)

We can define the term rural (village) for areas that are not densely populated and with relatively little development. Those who live in the village, many are involved in agricultural and livestock work. Life in the village is usually simpler and more relaxed.

Rural area is generally in direct contact with nature and influences their daily activities. Therefore, the main work in the village is agriculture and animal husbandry. The rural population is lower, so the village community tends to have a closer relationship. Even everyone in the village environment can easily get to know one another.

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