United Kingdom Population 2015

The last UK census was carried out in 2011, showing a population of 63,181,775, increased from 2001’s census figure of 58,789,194.

The current estimate for 2014 is 63.5 million, making the UK the world’s 22nd largest country by population. This estimate comes from the United Nations population projections.

2010 findings

Released in 2011, the ONS’s findings suggest that natural growth in the UK is at its highest level since the so called ‘baby boom’ years of the 1960’s. 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.

Net migration also played its part with a two-pronged contribution to the estimate’s findings. Not only were the UK’s migration figures growing, there was also a significant introduction of women born overseas who were of child-bearing age.

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 kilometre 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.

Britain as a whole is claimed for its ethnic diversity in some areas and therefore, that figure may seem larger than expected by some observers. Of the remainder of the UK population in 2011, 4% were of South Asian origin and 2% of black descent. Various other ethnic groups make up the final total.

United Kingdom Population Clock

What is the population of United Kingdom (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 11,169
Deaths Per Day 8,198
Net Migrations Per Day 2,466
Net Change Per Day 5,437
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

United Kingdom Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Median (Average) Age 40.05 years 34th
Crude Birth Rate 12.408 births/thousand 141st
Crude Death Rate 9.108 deaths/thousand 56th
Crude Net Migration Rate 2.739 people/thousand 20th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 81.25 years 26th
Life Expectancy (Male) 79.4 years 22nd
Life Expectancy (Female) 83.06 years 30th
Total Fertility Rate 1.908 children/woman 125th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.922 surviving daughters/woman 123rd
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.051 males per female 84th
Infant Mortality Rate 3.6 deaths/1,000 live births 160th
Under Five Mortality 4.229 deaths/thousand 163rd
Mean Age at Childbearing 30.434 years 44th

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

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 in the coming years.

United Kingdom Population History

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2015 64,715,810 31,898,594 32,817,216 267 0.609%
2010 62,716,684 30,813,489 31,903,195 259 0.7122%
2005 60,210,012 29,474,417 30,735,595 248 0.7262%
2000 58,867,004 28,677,026 30,189,978 243 0.3615%
1995 57,903,790 28,143,025 29,760,765 239 0.3027%
1990 57,110,117 27,750,463 29,359,654 236 0.2701%
1985 56,415,196 27,417,271 28,997,925 233 0.1846%
1980 56,221,513 27,348,942 28,872,571 232 0.0169%
1975 56,179,925 27,325,469 28,854,456 232 0.0588%
1970 55,611,401 26,989,079 28,622,322 229 0.3123%
1965 54,278,349 26,324,260 27,954,089 224 0.6029%
1960 52,410,496 25,311,560 27,098,936 216 0.6758%
1955 51,113,710 24,595,257 26,518,454 211 0.3944%
1950 50,616,012 24,337,401 26,278,611 209 0.0089%

United Kingdom Population Projections

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2020 66,700,125 32,956,042 33,744,084 275 0.5707%
2025 68,527,121 33,924,882 34,602,239 283 0.4898%
2030 70,112,541 34,770,307 35,342,234 289 0.4147%
2035 71,510,541 35,530,462 35,980,079 295 0.3753%
2040 72,840,131 36,265,443 36,574,688 301 0.3611%
2045 74,144,108 36,992,366 37,151,742 306 0.341%
2050 75,360,972 37,674,191 37,686,781 311 0.2953%
2055 76,396,749 38,262,655 38,134,094 315 0.2409%
2060 77,255,333 38,766,171 38,489,162 319 0.2032%
2065 78,017,713 39,217,552 38,800,161 322 0.1924%
2070 78,774,922 39,649,711 39,125,211 325 0.195%
2075 79,541,455 40,073,482 39,467,973 328 0.1865%
2080 80,254,739 40,459,655 39,795,084 331 0.1645%
2085 80,879,905 40,799,458 40,080,447 334 0.143%
2090 81,433,514 41,095,807 40,337,707 336 0.1283%
2095 81,935,550 41,361,570 40,573,980 338 0.1134%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations