U.K. Population (LIVE)

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United Kingdom Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Kingdom is 67,665,328 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • the United Kingdom 2019 population is estimated at 67,530,172 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • 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 279 per Km2 (723 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 241,930 Km2 (93,410 sq. miles)
  • 82.9 % of the population is urban (56,012,276 people in 2019)
  • The median age in the United Kingdom is 40.1 years.

Population of the United Kingdom (2019 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
2019 67,530,172 0.58 % 388,488 260,650 40.1 1.84 279 82.9 % 56,012,276 0.88 % 7,713,468,100 21
2018 67,141,684 0.62 % 414,223 260,650 40.1 1.84 278 82.7 % 55,521,226 0.88 % 7,631,091,040 21
2017 66,727,461 0.65 % 429,517 260,650 40.1 1.84 276 82.5 % 55,025,421 0.88 % 7,547,858,925 21
2016 66,297,944 0.66 % 437,798 260,650 40.1 1.84 274 82.2 % 54,529,375 0.89 % 7,464,022,049 21
2015 65,860,146 0.75 % 480,068 260,046 40.0 1.87 272 82.0 % 54,035,311 0.89 % 7,379,797,139 21
2010 63,459,808 1.03 % 634,371 437,881 39.5 1.86 262 81.1 % 51,469,697 0.91 % 6,956,823,603 21
2005 60,287,954 0.46 % 272,929 198,445 38.7 1.66 249 79.9 % 48,178,255 0.92 % 6,541,907,027 21
2000 58,923,309 0.34 % 198,171102,672 37.6 1.74 244 78.7 % 46,365,434 0.96 % 6,143,493,823 21
1995 57,932,453 0.28 % 159,612 41,089 36.5 1.78 239 78.4 % 45,427,516 1.01 % 5,744,212,979 19
1990 57,134,391 0.25 % 144,168 19,752 35.8 1.84 236 78.2 % 44,683,287 1.07 % 5,327,231,061 15
1985 56,413,553 0.07 % 40,876 -19,499 35.4 1.78 233 78.5 % 44,263,815 1.16 % 4,870,921,740 15
1980 56,209,171 0.02 % 11,368 7,824 34.4 1.73 232 78.6 % 44,157,482 1.26 % 4,458,003,514 14
1975 56,152,333 0.21 % 115,776 21,283 34.0 2.01 232 77.8 % 43,667,185 1.38 % 4,079,480,606 13
1970 55,573,453 0.49 % 266,521 -16,971 34.2 2.57 230 77.2 % 42,903,762 1.50 % 3,700,437,046 12
1965 54,240,850 0.70 % 374,050 28,614 35.1 2.81 224 77.9 % 42,259,485 1.62 % 3,339,583,597 9
1960 52,370,602 0.51 % 261,340 13,993 35.6 2.49 216 78.5 % 41,130,617 1.73 % 3,034,949,748 9
1955 51,063,902 0.18 % 89,578 -83,006 35.1 2.18 211 78.8 % 40,241,373 1.84 % 2,773,019,936 9
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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United Kingdom Population Forecast

165,836
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 67,886,011 0.61 % 405,173 260,650 40.5 1.75 281 83.2 % 56,495,180 0.87 % 7,794,798,739 21
2025 69,273,640 0.41 % 277,526 153,644 41.4 1.75 286 84.9 % 58,798,650 0.85 % 8,184,437,460 21
2030 70,485,490 0.35 % 242,370 158,528 42.4 1.75 291 86.4 % 60,898,532 0.82 % 8,548,487,400 22
2035 71,548,760 0.30 % 212,654 165,236 43.3 1.75 296 87.8 % 62,822,134 0.81 % 8,887,524,213 22
2040 72,486,891 0.26 % 187,626 165,190 44.1 1.75 300 89.2 % 64,639,304 0.79 % 9,198,847,240 23
2045 73,346,427 0.24 % 171,907 165,457 44.5 1.75 303 90.5 % 66,381,393 0.77 % 9,481,803,274 24
2050 74,081,981 0.20 % 147,111   44.5 1.75 306 91.8 % 68,007,652 0.76 % 9,735,033,990 26
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

United Kingdom Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of the United Kingdom
Life Expectancy
81.77 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.3
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
4.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
33,542,415 49.41% 34,343,589 50.59% 67,886,011 0.98

Population Pyramid for the U.K. (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 6,140,283 51.17% 5,860,113 48.83% 12,000,396 17.68%
15-24 3,953,285 50.94% 3,807,488 49.06% 7,760,773 11.43%
25-54 13,474,045 49.87% 13,543,837 50.13% 27,017,882 39.80%
55-64 4,152,227 49.17% 4,291,714 50.83% 8,443,941 12.44%
65+ 5,822,575 45.98% 6,840,437 54.02% 12,663,012 18.65%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 12,000,396 17.68% 27.8
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 43,222,596 63.67% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 12,663,012 18.65% 29.3
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
24,663,408 36.33% 57.1

Main Cities by Population in the U.K.

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 London 7,556,900
2 Birmingham 984,333
3 Liverpool 864,122
4 Nottingham 729,977
5 Sheffield 685,368
6 Bristol 617,280
7 Glasgow 591,620
8 Leicester 508,916
9 Edinburgh 464,990
10 Leeds 455,123
11 Cardiff 447,287
12 Manchester 395,515
13 Stoke-on-Trent 372,775
14 Coventry 359,262
15 Sunderland 335,415
16 Birkenhead 325,264
17 Islington 319,143
18 Reading 318,014
19 Kingston upon Hull 314,018
20 Preston 313,332
21 Newport 306,844
22 Swansea 300,352
23 Bradford 299,310
24 Southend-on-Sea 295,310
25 Belfast 274,770
26 Derby 270,468
27 Plymouth 260,203
28 Luton 258,018
29 Wolverhampton 252,791
30 City of Westminster 247,614
31 Southampton 246,201
32 Blackpool 239,409
33 Milton Keynes 229,941
34 Bexley 228,000
35 Northampton 215,963
36 Archway 215,667
37 Norwich 213,166
38 Dudley 199,059
39 Aberdeen 196,670
40 Portsmouth 194,150
41 Newcastle upon Tyne 192,382
42 Sutton 187,600
43 Swindon 185,609
44 Crawley 180,508
45 Ipswich 178,835
46 Wigan 175,405
47 Croydon 173,314
48 Walsall 172,141
49 Mansfield 171,958
50 Oxford 171,380
51 Warrington 165,456
52 Slough 163,777
53 Bournemouth 163,600
54 Peterborough 163,379
55 Cambridge 158,434
56 Doncaster 158,141
57 York 153,717
58 Poole 150,092
59 Gloucester 150,053
60 Burnley 149,422
61 Huddersfield 149,017
62 Telford 147,980
63 Dundee 147,710
64 Blackburn 146,521
65 Basildon 144,859
66 Middlesbrough 142,707
67 Bolton 141,331
68 Stockport 139,052
69 Brighton 139,001
70 West Bromwich 135,618

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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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