U.K. Population (LIVE)

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United Kingdom Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Kingdom is 66,299,350 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • the United Kingdom population is equivalent to 0.88% 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 274 per Km2 (709 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 241,930 Km2 (93,410 sq. miles)
  • 81.0 % of the population is urban (53,627,859 people in 2017)
  • The median age in the United Kingdom is 40.3 years.

Population of the United Kingdom (2018 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
2018 66,573,504 0.59 % 391,919 180,000 40.3 1.88 275 80.6 % 54,072,374 0.87 % 7,632,819,325 21
2017 66,181,585 0.60 % 393,011 180,000 40.3 1.88 274 81.0 % 53,627,859 0.88 % 7,550,262,101 21
2016 65,788,574 0.60 % 391,494 180,000 40.3 1.88 272 80.8 % 53,179,991 0.88 % 7,466,964,280 21
2015 65,397,080 0.65 % 418,047 198,000 40.2 1.88 270 80.6 % 52,730,144 0.89 % 7,383,008,820 21
2010 63,306,843 0.98 % 604,018 406,015 39.6 1.87 262 79.7 % 50,461,152 0.91 % 6,958,169,159 21
2005 60,286,754 0.45 % 267,181 193,670 38.7 1.66 249 79.9 % 48,181,979 0.92 % 6,542,159,383 21
2000 58,950,848 0.33 % 194,50599,800 37.6 1.74 244 78.7 % 46,365,903 0.96 % 6,145,006,989 21
1995 57,978,321 0.28 % 158,998 41,089 36.5 1.78 240 78.4 % 45,442,306 1.01 % 5,751,474,416 20
1990 57,183,331 0.25 % 143,440 19,752 35.8 1.84 236 78.2 % 44,707,626 1.07 % 5,330,943,460 16
1985 56,466,131 0.07 % 40,131 -19,499 35.4 1.78 233 78.5 % 44,303,581 1.16 % 4,873,781,796 15
1980 56,265,475 0.02 % 10,706 7,824 34.4 1.73 233 78.5 % 44,186,836 1.26 % 4,458,411,534 14
1975 56,211,947 0.21 % 115,402 21,283 34.0 2.01 232 77.7 % 43,684,416 1.38 % 4,079,087,198 13
1970 55,634,935 0.49 % 266,366 -16,971 34.2 2.57 230 77.1 % 42,911,752 1.50 % 3,700,577,650 12
1965 54,303,107 0.70 % 373,990 -71,584 35.1 2.18 224 77.9 % 42,295,879 1.63 % 3,339,592,688 9
1960 52,433,157 0.51 % 261,890 13,993 35.6 2.49 217 78.6 % 41,217,823 1.73 % 3,033,212,527 9
1955 51,123,707 0.20 % 101,539 -71,584 35.1 2.18 211 78.8 % 40,289,279 1.84 % 2,772,242,535 9
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 67,334,208 0.59 % 387,426 180,000 40.8 1.87 278 81.6 % 54,944,570 0.86 % 7,795,482,309 21
2025 69,074,025 0.51 % 347,963 170,125 41.5 1.87 286 82.5 % 56,995,984 0.84 % 8,185,613,757 22
2030 70,578,614 0.43 % 300,918 170,000 42.4 1.86 292 83.4 % 58,841,589 0.83 % 8,551,198,644 21
2035 71,897,215 0.37 % 263,720 170,000 43.2 1.86 297 84.1 % 60,472,039 0.81 % 8,892,701,940 23
2040 73,125,233 0.34 % 245,604 170,000 43.8 1.86 302 84.8 % 61,978,320 0.79 % 9,210,337,004 23
2045 74,301,029 0.32 % 235,159 170,000 43.9 1.86 307 85.4 % 63,440,208 0.78 % 9,504,209,572 23
2050 75,381,137 0.29 % 216,022 170,000 43.9 1.86 312 86.0 % 64,829,812 0.77 % 9,771,822,753 26
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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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 2017 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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