U.K. Population (LIVE)

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United Kingdom Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the United Kingdom is 67,604,071 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, 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 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 -83,006 35.1 2.18 224 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

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 % 7,794,798,739 215
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 % 147,111 165,836 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).

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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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