Population of Cities in United Kingdom (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
94
100,000 to 1 Million
942
10,000 to 100,000
  • London
  • Birmingham
  • Liverpool
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Bristol
  • Glasgow
  • Leicester
  • Edinburgh
  • Leeds
  • Cardiff
  • Manchester
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Coventry
  • Sunderland
  • Birkenhead
  • Islington
  • Reading
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • Preston
  • Newport
  • Swansea
  • Bradford
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Belfast
  • Derby
  • Plymouth
  • Luton
  • Wolverhampton
  • Southampton
  • Blackpool
  • Milton Keynes
  • Bexley
  • Northampton
  • Archway
  • Norwich
  • Dudley
  • Aberdeen
  • Portsmouth
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Sutton
  • Swindon
  • Crawley
  • Ipswich
  • Wigan
  • Croydon
  • Walsall
  • Mansfield
  • Oxford
  • Warrington

The United Kingdom is made up of four countries -- England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so unsurprisingly, this area has one of the largest populations in the world. Each country has its own capital, while London serves as both the capital of England and the United Kingdom as a whole. London is the only city in the country with a population that exceeds one million, with a 2016 population of over 7.5 million. Birmingham, however, is not far behind, and its 984,000 residents contribute greatly to the population of the United Kingdom. Seventy-five additional cities have populations of over 100,000, while almost 900 cities have populations that fall within 10,000 and 100,000 residents, making it easy to see why this is easily one of the world's most populated countries.

The vast majority of the United Kingdom's residents live within urban areas and cities. This has been a trend throughout several decades, as much of the country is developed and natives and expatriates travel to the larger, busier urban areas in pursuit of opportunities. In 1960, only 22% of the population lived in rural areas. This number has declined to just 17% in 2015, which is on the lower end of rural populations when compared to other countries in the world. The United Kingdom's population growth across its cities can be attributed to many factors, including the rich culture and history, thriving economies and educational and employment opportunities across the country's various industries.

United Kingdom has 1 cities with more than a million people, 94 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 942 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in United Kingdom is London, with a population of 7,556,900 people.

London

England's capital is a leading global center in industries including arts, education, media and finance.

7,556,900

Birmingham

This international commercial center has a thriving economy and is a hub for events, conference, retail and transport.

984,333

Liverpool

Liverpool's position as a port city has led to population growth throughout the years.

864,122

Nottingham

729,977

Sheffield

Redevelopment of this steel-producing city has led to an increase in population.

685,368

Bristol

This city is the center of electronics, media and aerospace.

617,280

Glasgow

Glasgow has been an innovative city in marine engineerings and shipbuilding.

591,620

Leicester

Leicester is one of the oldest cities in England, dating back at least 2,000 years ago.

508,916

Edinburgh

Edinburg has long held a reputation as an educational center, especially in the medical field.

464,990

Leeds

This market town expanded to encompass surrounding villages to grow into one of the UK's most populous urban areas.

455,123

Name 2018 Population Location
London7,556,900Map
Birmingham984,333Map
Liverpool864,122Map
Nottingham729,977Map
Sheffield685,368Map
Bristol617,280Map
Glasgow591,620Map
Leicester508,916Map
Edinburgh464,990Map
Leeds455,123Map
Cardiff447,287Map
Manchester395,515Map
Stoke-on-Trent372,775Map
Coventry359,262Map
Sunderland335,415Map
Birkenhead325,264Map
Islington319,143Map
Reading318,014Map
Kingston upon Hull314,018Map
Preston313,332Map
Newport306,844Map
Swansea300,352Map
Bradford299,310Map
Southend-on-Sea295,310Map
Belfast274,770Map
Derby270,468Map
Plymouth260,203Map
Luton258,018Map
Wolverhampton252,791Map
Southampton246,201Map
Blackpool239,409Map
Milton Keynes229,941Map
Bexley228,000Map
Northampton215,963Map
Archway215,667Map
Norwich213,166Map
Dudley199,059Map
Aberdeen196,670Map
Portsmouth194,150Map
Newcastle upon Tyne192,382Map
Sutton187,600Map
Swindon185,609Map
Crawley180,508Map
Ipswich178,835Map
Wigan175,405Map
Croydon173,314Map
Walsall172,141Map
Mansfield171,958Map
Oxford171,380Map
Warrington165,456Map
Slough163,777Map
Bournemouth163,600Map
Peterborough163,379Map
Cambridge158,434Map
Doncaster158,141Map
York153,717Map
Poole150,092Map
Gloucester150,053Map
Burnley149,422Map
Huddersfield149,017Map
Telford147,980Map
Dundee147,710Map
Blackburn146,521Map
Basildon144,859Map
Middlesbrough142,707Map
Bolton141,331Map
Stockport139,052Map
Brighton139,001Map
West Bromwich135,618Map
Grimsby134,160Map
Hastings133,422Map
High Wycombe133,204Map
Watford125,707Map
Saint Peters125,370Map
Burton upon Trent122,199Map
Colchester121,859Map
Eastbourne118,219Map
Exeter117,763Map
Rotherham117,618Map
Cheltenham116,447Map
Lincoln114,879Map
Chesterfield113,057Map
Chelmsford111,511Map
Mendip110,000Map
Dagenham108,368Map
Basingstoke107,642Map
Maidstone107,627Map
Sutton Coldfield107,030Map
Bedford106,940Map
Oldham104,782Map
Enfield Town103,970Map
Woking103,932Map
St Helens102,555Map
Worcester101,659Map
Gillingham101,187Map
Becontree100,000Map
Worthing99,110Map
Rochdale97,550Map
Solihull96,267Map
Royal Leamington Spa95,172Map
Bath94,782Map
Harlow94,365Map
Nuneaton92,698Map
High Peak92,600Map
Darlington92,363Map
Southport91,703Map
Chester90,524Map
Stevenage90,232Map
Wembley90,045Map
Grays89,755Map
Harrogate89,060Map
Hartlepool88,855Map
Londonderry County Borough87,153Map
Cannock86,121Map
Hemel Hempstead85,629Map
St Albans84,561Map
South Shields83,655Map
Derry83,652Map
Weston-super-Mare82,903Map
Halifax82,624Map
Redditch82,253Map
Beckenham82,000Map
Tamworth81,964Map
Scunthorpe79,977Map
Stockton-on-Tees79,957Map
Wakefield78,978Map
Carlisle78,470Map
Gateshead77,649Map
Lisburn77,506Map
Fylde76,500Map
Paisley76,220Map
Bracknell76,103Map
Newcastle under Lyme75,794Map
Battersea75,651Map
Crewe75,556Map
Chatham75,509Map
Hove75,174Map
Aylesbury74,748Map
East Kilbride74,740Map
Canary Wharf73,390Map
Rugby73,150Map
Salford72,750Map
Purley72,000Map
Guildford71,873Map
Shrewsbury71,715Map
Peckham71,552Map
Barnsley71,447Map
Lowestoft70,945Map
Gosport70,793Map
Southall70,000Map
Stafford69,217Map
Royal Tunbridge Wells68,910Map
Ellesmere Port67,768Map
Rossendale67,400Map
Folkestone66,429Map
Brixton66,300Map
Wrexham65,692Map
Torquay65,388Map
Maidenhead64,831Map
Kingswood64,793Map
Taunton64,621Map
Waterlooville64,350Map
Macclesfield63,954Map
Bognor Regis63,885Map
Newtownabbey63,860Map
Kettering63,675Map
Buckley63,576Map
Great Yarmouth63,434Map
Runcorn62,872Map
Ashford62,787Map
Tonypandy62,545Map
Scarborough61,749Map
Widnes61,464Map
Aldershot61,339Map
Bury61,044Map
Barking61,000Map
Castleford60,509Map
Hereford60,415Map
Bangor60,385Map
Stroud60,155Map
Margate60,134Map
Chelsea60,000Map
Loughborough59,932Map
Welwyn Garden City59,910Map
Farnborough59,902Map
Rhondda59,450Map
Craigavon59,236Map
Wallasey58,794Map
Littlehampton58,714Map
Bridgend58,380Map
Bootle57,791Map
Weymouth57,691Map
Fareham57,390Map
Morley57,385Map
Cheshunt57,374Map
Kidderminster57,059Map
Corby56,810Map
Dartford56,694Map
Castlereagh56,679Map
Dewsbury56,640Map
Livingston56,570Map
Stourbridge56,284Map
Sale55,689Map
Halesowen55,265Map
Canterbury55,240Map
South Croydon55,198Map
Huyton54,738Map
Barry54,673Map
Gravesend54,263Map
Eastleigh54,225Map
Acton53,689Map
Washington53,526Map
Braintree53,477Map
Hamilton53,200Map
Brentwood52,586Map
Esher52,392Map
Crosby52,140Map
Reigate52,123Map
Dunstable51,973Map
Morecambe51,644Map
Cumbernauld51,610Map
Redhill51,559Map
Horsham51,472Map
Staines51,040Map
Batley50,807Map
Wellingborough50,577Map
Clacton-on-Sea50,548Map
Dunfermline50,380Map
Bletchley50,193Map
Keighley50,171Map
Hayes50,000Map
Paignton49,886Map
Llanelli49,591Map
Kirkcaldy49,460Map
Bromsgrove49,117Map
Sittingbourne48,948Map
South Benfleet48,824Map
Banbury48,651Map
West Bridgford48,314Map
Mitcham48,311Map
Morden48,233Map
Cwmbran48,157Map
Long Eaton47,898Map
Durham47,785Map
Northwich47,421Map
Ayr47,190Map
Perth47,180Map
Lancaster47,162Map
Tipton47,000Map
Inverness46,870Map
Kilmarnock46,350Map
Banstead46,280Map
Neath46,126Map
King's Lynn46,093Map
Winchester46,074Map
Barrow in Furness45,865Map
Yeovil45,784Map
Middleton45,589Map
Havant45,574Map
Carshalton45,525Map
Hinckley45,249Map
Salisbury44,748Map
Pontefract44,710Map
Coatbridge43,970Map
Sutton in Ashfield43,912Map
Grantham43,833Map
Merthyr Tydfil43,820Map
Great Sankey43,793Map
Greenock43,690Map
Ashton-under-Lyne43,675Map
Leigh43,626Map
Leatherhead43,544Map
Letchworth Garden City43,529Map
Newark on Trent43,363Map
Worksop43,252Map
Bury St Edmunds42,812Map
Kirkby42,744Map
Wallsend42,739Map
Redruth42,690Map
Welling42,500Map
Christchurch42,396Map
Andover42,276Map
Stretford41,953Map
Dover41,709Map
Hatfield41,677Map
Altrincham41,548Map
Coity41,352Map
Newburn41,347Map
Boston41,340Map
Holloway41,329Map
Lytham St Annes41,327Map
Bridgwater41,276Map
Urmston41,198Map
Wokingham41,143Map
Swadlincote40,960Map
Trowbridge40,952Map
Prescot40,889Map
Bexhill-on-Sea40,478Map
Bloxwich40,000Map
Ewell39,994Map
North Shields39,747Map
Glenrothes39,100Map
Skelmersdale38,944Map
Fleet38,726Map
Abingdon38,676Map
Tonbridge38,657Map
Ramsgate38,624Map
Ilkeston38,587Map
Coalville38,245Map
Canvey Island38,170Map
Surbiton38,158Map
Whitley Bay38,055Map
Greenford38,000Map
Arnold37,873Map
Houghton-Le-Spring37,840Map
Bishops Stortford37,838Map
Leyland37,614Map
Rushden37,584Map
Leighton Buzzard37,469Map
Yeadon37,379Map
Blyth37,339Map
Eccles37,275Map
Redcar37,203Map
Airdrie37,130Map
Peterlee37,015Map
Farnham36,971Map
Chester-le-Street36,917Map
Great Malvern36,770Map
Herne Bay36,642Map
Wilmslow36,617Map
Newton Abbot36,474Map
Stirling36,440Map
Mangotsfield36,427Map
Billericay36,338Map
Chipping Sodbury36,108Map
Hitchin36,099Map
Walkden35,937Map
Tyldesley35,932Map
Chippenham35,800Map
Billingham35,708Map
Pontypool35,686Map
Accrington35,318Map
Falkirk35,310Map
Briton Ferry35,179Map
Hoddesdon35,174Map
Bridlington35,154Map
Bentley34,821Map
Exmouth34,432Map
Yate34,406Map
Felling34,355Map
Colwyn Bay34,284Map
Radcliffe34,239Map
Totton34,169Map
Letchworth33,955Map
Chorley33,888Map
Bicester33,846Map
Haywards Heath33,845Map
Wigston Magna33,720Map
Wednesfield33,555Map
Strood33,381Map
Windsor33,348Map
Dumfries33,280Map
Glossop33,243Map
Cramlington33,180Map
Pudsey33,109Map
Ebbw Vale33,068Map
Newbury33,065Map
Wickford32,975Map
Lichfield32,877Map
Brighouse32,872Map
Darwen32,566Map
Wisbech32,489Map
Borehamwood32,176Map
Prestwich32,125Map
Motherwell32,120Map
Cleethorpes32,017Map
Deeside32,000Map
Shirley32,000Map
Lower Earley32,000Map
Falmouth31,988Map
Hyde31,926Map
Chichester31,654Map
Barnstaple31,616Map
Spalding31,588Map
Rutherglen31,180Map
Thornton-Cleveleys31,157Map
Aberdare31,135Map
Caerphilly31,060Map
Ruislip31,000Map
Saint Neots30,811Map
Burgess Hill30,635Map
Beverley30,587Map
Deal30,555Map
Wishaw30,510Map
Pontypridd30,420Map
Winsford30,259Map
Harpenden30,240Map
Rayleigh30,196Map
Whitstable30,195Map
Camberley30,155Map