United Kingdom Population 2017

65,556,460

United Kingdom Census

Released in 2011, the figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that natural growth in the UK is at its highest level since the so-called ‘baby boom’ years of the 1960s. This natural change, the difference between the current birth rate and death rate, was also reported to be responsible for over 52% of the UK population’s growth.

Increased fertility also contributed to the rising population in the United Kingdom, with rising fertility rising among women born in the UK and an increase in the number of female immigrants of child-bearing age. During 2010, the number of births within the UK totaled 797,000, the highest number recorded since 1991. This contributed to the overall population growth of 3.1 million people between 2001 and 2010.

United Kingdom Population Density

In terms of density, based on the Office of National Statistics findings in 2010, there were 255 people living in every square kilometer of land (660 per square mile) which ranks the territory twelfth in the world overall.

As we’ve already seen, the confirmed figures from the 2001 Census showed that there were 58,789,194 people living in the UK and demographic analysis showed that of that figure, 92.1% of the population claimed to be of White British descent.

United Kingdom Demographics

Based on data from the last Census taken in 2011, the majority of the UK's population is situated in England, which accounts for just under 84% of the total population. Scotland trails behind with 8.4% of the population, followed by Wales at 4.8%, and Northern Island at 2.9%.

The United Kingdom has a diverse set of overseas born populations, with the largest 5 contributing countries being:

  1. Poland (831,000)
  2. India (795,000)
  3. Pakistan (503,000)
  4. Ireland (382,000)
  5. Germany (286,000)

The UK has a high literacy rate of over 99% among residents aged 15 and older. This is attributed to the universal public education provided to UK residents, both in primary and secondary schools.

The total fertility rate of the United Kingdom is 1.92 children per woman, according to data from 2012. The number of children born to foreign-born mothers has increased to encompass over one-quarter of the total population, and statistics from 2014 show that the fertility of foreign-born women living in the UK is higher than native women of child-bearing age.

United Kingdom Population Projections

The United Kingdom's population is expected to continue its rise throughout the 21st century. Driven by modest natural increase and positive net immigration, the population will reach 77 million by 2050, according to the ONS projections. The UN projections for 2050 are slightly lower at 75 million.

United Kingdom Population in 2017Source: kloniwotski

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

United Kingdom Population Growth

The increase in natural growth coupled with a further rise in net migration will see the UK population continuing to rise throughout the 21st century. The UN's medium variant projections have the United Kingdom's population surpassing 75 million in 2050.

About United Kingdom

Official NameUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Languages SpokenEnglish
BordersIRL
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude54-2
Currencies UsedGBP

United Kingdom Population Density

Name Population
Bearsden27,839
Sevenoaks27,871
Hatfield27,883
Brierley Hill28,000
Heywood28,024
Dover28,156
Chichester28,222
Windsor28,324
Shipley28,544
Pontefract28,620
Rochester28,671
Ballymena28,932
Cheadle Hulme28,952
Harpenden28,966
Lichfield28,973
Ashton in Makerfield29,039
Carrickfergus29,208
Bromsgrove29,237
Deal29,248
Totton29,260
Nelson29,317
Felixstowe29,349
Newtownards29,363
Kendal29,468
Kidsgrove29,480
Haywards Heath29,660
Egham29,663
Hucknall29,728
Burntwood29,766
Clydebank29,867
Motherwell29,908
Peterlee29,979
Bedworth29,981
Cramlington29,985
Barnet30,000
Heswall30,065
Camberley30,155
Whitstable30,195
Rayleigh30,196
Pontypridd30,420
Stroud30,600
Winsford30,812
Merthyr Tydfil30,821
Colwyn Bay30,829
Ruislip31,000
Caerphilly31,060
Thornton-Cleveleys31,157
Burgess Hill31,183
Hyde31,926
Beverley31,968
Shirley32,000
Deeside32,000
Lower Earley32,000
Cleethorpes32,017
Prestwich32,125
Borehamwood32,176
Falkirk32,479
Barnstaple32,532
Darwen32,566
Aberdare32,756
Brighouse32,872
Exmouth32,972
Wickford32,975
Stirling33,012
Newbury33,065
Pudsey33,109
Glossop33,243
Coalville33,288
Strood33,381
Leighton Buzzard33,467
Wednesfield33,555
Letchworth Garden City33,600
Wigston Magna33,720
Hitchin33,830
Chorley33,888
Letchworth33,955
Fleet34,218
Radcliffe34,239
Felling34,355
Billericay34,467
King's Lynn34,564
Bentley34,821
Bridlington35,057
Hoddesdon35,174
Briton Ferry35,179
Accrington35,318
Airdrie35,440
Pontypool35,686
Billingham35,708
Grantham35,720
Boston35,859
Bicester35,902
Tyldesley35,932
Walkden35,937
Chipping Sodbury36,108
Blyth36,355
Mangotsfield36,427
Wilmslow36,617
Herne Bay36,642
Chippenham36,890
Tonbridge36,894
Chester-le-Street36,917
Trowbridge36,922
Farnham36,971
Abingdon37,192
Redcar37,203
Eccles37,275
Yeadon37,379
Leyland37,614
Great Malvern37,663
Houghton-Le-Spring37,840
Arnold37,873
Greenford38,000
Bridgwater38,020
Whitley Bay38,055
Surbiton38,158
Ilkeston38,587
Bury St Edmunds38,622
Ramsgate38,624
Glenrothes38,734
Scarborough38,909
Skelmersdale38,944
Dunfermline38,960
Castleford39,142
Kirkby39,208
Bridgend39,429
North Shields39,747
Andover39,951
Ewell39,994
Bloxwich40,000
Winchester40,000
Burton upon Trent40,039
Worksop40,443
Bexhill-on-Sea40,478
Inverness40,755
Prescot40,889
Swadlincote40,960
Wokingham41,143
Sittingbourne41,148
Coatbridge41,170
Urmston41,198
Lytham St Annes41,327
Holloway41,329
Newburn41,347
Coity41,352
Altrincham41,548
Stretford41,953
Northwich42,113
Christchurch42,396
Welling42,500
Wallsend42,739
Kilmarnock42,904
Greenock43,495
Leatherhead43,544
Leigh43,626
Perth43,633
Wrexham43,649
Ashton-under-Lyne43,675
Yeovil43,733
Great Sankey43,793
Sutton in Ashfield43,912
Welwyn Garden City44,725
Bishops Stortford45,001
Hinckley45,130
Ayr45,513
Carshalton45,525
Havant45,574
Middleton45,589
Salisbury45,600
Durham45,696
Folkestone45,992
Banbury46,075
Neath46,126
Banstead46,280
Braintree46,765
Kirkcaldy46,912
Canterbury46,978
Tipton47,000
Lancaster47,162
Llanelli47,206
Barrow in Furness47,264
Brentwood47,606
Hamilton47,615
Long Eaton47,898
Cwmbran48,157
Mitcham48,311
West Bridgford48,314
South Benfleet48,824
Cumbernauld49,392
Wellingborough49,783
Paignton49,886
Hayes50,000
Corby50,029
Keighley50,171
Bletchley50,193
Weymouth50,253
Horsham50,680
Batley50,807
Staines51,040
Redhill51,559
Morecambe51,644
Barry51,681
Macclesfield51,739
Dunstable51,973
Reigate52,123
Crosby52,140
Esher52,392
Kettering53,329
Washington53,526
Acton53,689
Livingston53,798
Eastleigh54,225
Gravesend54,263
Clacton-on-Sea54,674
Huyton54,738
South Croydon55,198
Halesowen55,265
Sale55,689
Widnes56,097
Stourbridge56,284
Dewsbury56,640
Kidderminster56,657
Castlereagh56,679
Dartford56,694
Cheshunt57,374
Morley57,385
Fareham57,390
Bootle57,791
Hereford58,281
Littlehampton58,714
Wallasey58,794
Craigavon59,236
Loughborough59,317
Rhondda59,450
Maidenhead59,463
Great Yarmouth59,601
Runcorn59,679
Farnborough59,902
Chelsea60,000
Margate60,134
Bangor60,385
Taunton60,433
Barking61,000
Bury61,044
Royal Tunbridge Wells61,075
Aldershot61,339
Ashford62,787
Rugby63,323
Newtownabbey63,860
Waterlooville64,350
Royal Leamington Spa64,640
Kingswood64,793
Stafford65,290
Torquay65,388
Bognor Regis65,391
Brixton66,300
Rossendale67,400
Doncaster67,670
Ellesmere Port67,768
Cannock68,067
Shrewsbury69,519
Southall70,000
Mansfield70,447
Crewe70,455
Chesterfield70,679
Gosport70,793
Grays70,934
Barnsley71,447
Lowestoft71,479
Guildford71,873
Purley72,000
Scunthorpe72,514
Carlisle72,633
Salford72,750
Paisley73,074
Canary Wharf73,390
Burnley73,480
Nuneaton73,555
Tamworth74,129
East Kilbride74,231
Aylesbury74,565
Hove75,174
Chatham75,509
Battersea75,651
Newcastle under Lyme75,794
Bracknell76,103
Fylde76,500
Chester77,040
Redditch77,128
Lisburn77,506
Gateshead77,649
Wakefield78,978
Stockton-on-Tees79,957
High Wycombe80,357
Wigan80,788
Warrington81,238
Birkenhead81,805
Beckenham82,000
Halifax82,624
Weston-super-Mare82,903
Derry83,652
South Shields83,655
St Albans84,561
Stevenage84,651
Hemel Hempstead85,629
Bedford86,658
Hartlepool86,713
Harrogate87,024
Londonderry County Borough87,153
Darlington87,204
Hastings89,100
Lincoln89,228
Maidstone90,894
High Peak92,600
Southport93,044
Bath93,238
Harlow94,365
Solihull96,267
Basingstoke96,348
Rochdale97,550
Worthing99,110
Becontree100,000
Worcester100,023
Gillingham101,187
Basildon101,362
St Helens102,555
Chelmsford102,671
Cheltenham103,249
Woking103,932
Enfield Town103,970
Oldham104,782
Blackburn106,154
Sutton Coldfield107,030
Crawley107,061
Dagenham108,368
Colchester109,414
Mendip110,000
Eastbourne112,906
Exeter113,118
Newport117,326
Rotherham117,618
Watford125,707
Cambridge128,488
Gloucester128,721
Slough134,072
West Bromwich135,618
Telford138,241
Brighton139,001
Stockport139,052
Peterborough140,141
Bolton141,331
Middlesbrough142,707
Blackpool143,101
Ipswich143,767
York144,202
Huddersfield149,017
Poole150,092
Dundee151,592
Oxford154,566
Swindon155,432
Southend-on-Sea163,377
Bournemouth163,600
Swansea170,883
Walsall172,141
Croydon173,314
Norwich177,636
Sunderland177,965
Aberdeen183,790
Milton Keynes184,506
Sutton187,600
Preston190,687
Newcastle upon Tyne192,382
Luton193,669
Portsmouth194,150
Northampton197,322
Dudley199,059
Bexley228,000
Derby235,029
Reading244,070
Southampton246,201
Nottingham246,654
Plymouth247,297
Wolverhampton252,791
Stoke-on-Trent260,419
Belfast274,770
Bradford299,310
Cardiff302,139
Hull302,296
Coventry308,313
Islington319,143
Leicester339,239
Manchester395,515
Bristol430,713
Edinburgh435,791
Sheffield447,047
Leeds455,123
Liverpool468,945
Glasgow610,268
Birmingham984,333
London7,556,900

United Kingdom Population Clock

What is the population of United Kingdom (as of September 13, 2017)?65,556,460
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)65511098
Births Per Day447
Deaths Per Day327
Net Migrations Per Day 493
Net Change Per Day 613
Population Change Since January 1st156,315

United Kingdom Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 12.447 births/thousand147
Crude Death Rate 9.101 deaths/thousand57
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.739 people/thousand25
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.167 years29
Male Life Expectancy 79.305 years22
Female Life Expectancy 82.994 years35
Total Fertility Rate 1.911 children/woman131
Net Reproduction Rate 0.922 surviving daughters/woman129
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.051 males per female86
Infant Mortality Rate 3.653 deaths/1,000 live births166
Under Five Mortality 4.291 deaths/thousand171
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.434 years48
Rate of Natural Increase 3.3 153
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 1.865 %34
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 2.35 %36
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 1.366 %36
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 7.235 %31
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 8.696 %30
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 5.769 %41
Crude Suicide Rate 0 suicides/thousand0
Median Age (Total) 40.5 years40
Median Age (Female) 41.7 years44
Median Age (Male) 39.3 years39

United Kingdom Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201765,511,09849.342%50.658%270490.61%21
201564,715,81049.29%50.71%267490.61%21
201062,716,68449.131%50.869%259490.71%22
200560,210,01248.953%51.047%248500.73%21
200058,867,00448.715%51.285%243500.36%21
199557,903,79048.603%51.397%239480.3%20
199057,110,11748.591%51.409%236420.27%15
198556,415,19648.599%51.401%233360.18%15
198056,221,51348.645%51.355%232340.02%14
197556,179,92548.639%51.361%232310.06%13
197055,611,40148.532%51.468%229280.31%12
196554,278,34948.499%51.501%224270.6%10
196052,410,49648.295%51.705%216250.68%9
195551,113,71048.119%51.881%211240.39%9
195050,616,01248.082%51.918%209220.01%9

United Kingdom Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202066,700,12549.409%50.591%275490.57%21
202568,527,12149.506%50.494%283490.49%22
203070,112,54149.592%50.408%289510.41%21
203571,510,54149.686%50.314%295520.38%22
204072,840,13149.788%50.212%301530.36%23
204574,144,10849.893%50.107%306520.34%25
205075,360,97249.992%50.008%311510.3%24
205576,396,74950.084%49.916%315520.24%25
206077,255,33350.179%49.821%319500.2%27
206578,017,71350.267%49.733%322500.19%27
207078,774,92250.333%49.667%325490.2%27
207579,541,45550.381%49.619%328480.19%28
208080,254,73950.414%49.586%331480.16%28
208580,879,90550.444%49.556%334480.14%29
209081,433,51450.465%49.535%336500.13%30
209581,935,55050.481%49.519%338500.11%31