U.K. Population 2023

United Kingdom Population 2023

As of November 7, 2022, the United Kingdom’s population stands at 68,721,299, based on the latest United Nations data. The country code for international calling is +44.

According to UN data, the estimated mid-year population of the United Kingdom in 2020 was 67,886,011 people.

The United Kingdom’s population accounts for 0.87% of the world’s total population, and the country ranks 21st in terms of population among all countries and dependencies.

The population density in the United Kingdom is 281 per square kilometer (727 people per square mile). The total land area of the country is 241,930 square kilometers (93,410 square miles), with 83.2% of the population residing in urban areas, which translates to 56,495,180 people in 2020.

The median age in the United Kingdom is 40.5 years.

Population of the United Kingdom (2020 And It’s Historical)

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population U.K.
Global Rank
2020 67,886,011 0.53 % 355,839 260,650 40.5 1.75 281 83.2 % 56,495,180 0.87 % 7,794,798,739 21
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 % 198,171 102,672 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

United Kingdom Population Forecast

165,836

Year Population Yearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban
Pop %
Urban Population Country’s Share of
World Pop
World Population U.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

United Kingdom Demographics

LIFE EXPECTANCY INFANT MORTALITY DEATHS UNDER AGE 5

81.77 years

(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)

3.3

(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

4.3

(per 1,000 live births)

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

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