U.K. Population (LIVE)

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United Kingdom Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Kingdom is 65,564,499 as of Sunday, August 20, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the United Kingdom population is equivalent to 0.87% of the total world population.
  • the U.K. ranks number 21 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in the United Kingdom is 271 per Km2 (701 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 241,959 Km2 (93,421 sq. miles)
  • 81.9 % of the population is urban (53,627,859 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the United Kingdom is 40.1 years.

Population of the United Kingdom (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.K.
Global Rank
2017 65,511,098 0.61 % 399,955 180,000 40.1 1.92 271 81.9 % 53,627,859 0.87 % 7,515,284,153 21
2016 65,111,143 0.61 % 395,333 180,000 40.1 1.92 269 81.7 % 53,179,991 0.88 % 7,432,663,275 21
2015 64,715,810 0.63 % 399,825 180,000 40 1.92 268 81.5 % 52,730,144 0.88 % 7,349,472,099 21
2010 62,716,684 0.82 % 501,334 304,800 39 1.88 259 80.5 % 50,461,152 0.91 % 6,929,725,043 22
2005 60,210,012 0.45 % 268,602 193,700 39 1.66 249 80 % 48,181,979 0.92 % 6,519,635,850 21
2000 58,867,004 0.33 % 192,643 99,800 38 1.74 243 78.8 % 46,365,903 0.96 % 6,126,622,121 21
1995 57,903,790 0.28 % 158,735 41,100 36 1.78 239 78.5 % 45,442,306 1.01 % 5,735,123,084 20
1990 57,110,117 0.25 % 138,984 19,800 36 1.84 236 78.3 % 44,707,626 1.08 % 5,309,667,699 15
1985 56,415,196 0.07 % 38,737 -19,500 35 1.78 233 78.5 % 44,303,581 1.16 % 4,852,540,569 15
1980 56,221,513 0.01 % 8,318 7,800 34 1.73 232 78.6 % 44,186,836 1.27 % 4,439,632,465 14
1975 56,179,925 0.2 % 113,705 21,300 34 2.01 232 77.8 % 43,684,416 1.38 % 4,061,399,228 13
1970 55,611,401 0.49 % 266,610 -17,000 34 2.57 230 77.2 % 42,911,752 1.51 % 3,682,487,691 12
1965 54,278,349 0.7 % 373,571 -71,600 35 2.18 211 77.9 % 42,295,879 1.63 % 3,322,495,121 9
1960 52,410,496 0.5 % 259,357 14,000 36 2.49 217 78.6 % 41,217,823 1.74 % 3,018,343,828 9
1955 51,113,711 0.2 % 99,540 -71,600 35 2.18 211 78.8 % 40,289,279 1.85 % 2,758,314,525 9
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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United Kingdom Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationU.K.
Global Rank
2020 66,700,126 0.61 % 396,863 180,000 40 1.91 276 82.4 % 54,944,570 0.86 % 7,758,156,792 21
2025 68,527,121 0.54 % 365,399 170,100 41 1.9 283 83.2 % 56,995,984 0.84 % 8,141,661,007 22
2030 70,112,541 0.46 % 317,084 170,000 42 1.9 290 83.9 % 58,841,589 0.82 % 8,500,766,052 21
2035 71,510,541 0.4 % 279,600 170,000 43 1.89 296 84.6 % 60,472,039 0.81 % 8,838,907,877 22
2040 72,840,131 0.37 % 265,918 170,000 43 1.89 301 85.1 % 61,978,320 0.8 % 9,157,233,976 23
2045 74,144,108 0.36 % 260,795 170,000 43 1.89 307 85.6 % 63,440,208 0.78 % 9,453,891,780 25
2050 75,360,972 0.33 % 243,373 170,000 43 1.89 312 86 % 64,829,812 0.77 % 9,725,147,994 24
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The United Kingdom Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the United Kingdom delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of the United Kingdom (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by the U.K. in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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