Population of Cities in United Kingdom (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
75
100,000 to 1 Million
898
10,000 to 100,000

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, 75 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 898 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

Glasgow

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

610,268

Liverpool

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

468,945

Leeds

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

455,123

Sheffield

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

447,047

Edinburgh

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

435,791

Bristol

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

430,713

Manchester

The city's architecture and culture are just two of the reasons this is one of the most visited cities in the UK.

395,515

Leicester

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

339,239

Name 2017 Population
London7,556,900
Birmingham984,333
Glasgow610,268
Liverpool468,945
Leeds455,123
Sheffield447,047
Edinburgh435,791
Bristol430,713
Manchester395,515
Leicester339,239
Islington319,143
Coventry308,313
Hull302,296
Cardiff302,139
Bradford299,310
Belfast274,770
Stoke-on-Trent260,419
Wolverhampton252,791
Plymouth247,297
Nottingham246,654
Southampton246,201
Reading244,070
Derby235,029
Bexley228,000
Dudley199,059
Northampton197,322
Portsmouth194,150
Luton193,669
Newcastle upon Tyne192,382
Preston190,687
Sutton187,600
Milton Keynes184,506
Aberdeen183,790
Sunderland177,965
Norwich177,636
Walsall172,141
Swansea170,883
Bournemouth163,600
Southend-on-Sea163,377
Swindon155,432
Oxford154,566
Dundee151,592
Poole150,092
Huddersfield149,017
York144,202
Ipswich143,767
Blackpool143,101
Middlesbrough142,707
Bolton141,331
Peterborough140,141
Stockport139,052
Brighton139,001
Telford138,241
West Bromwich135,618
Slough134,072
Gloucester128,721
Cambridge128,488
Watford125,707
Rotherham117,618
Newport117,326
Exeter113,118
Eastbourne112,906
Mendip110,000
Colchester109,414
Dagenham108,368
Crawley107,061
Sutton Coldfield107,030
Blackburn106,154
Oldham104,782
Woking103,932
Cheltenham103,249
Chelmsford102,671
St Helens102,555
Basildon101,362
Gillingham101,187
Worcester100,023
Becontree100,000
Worthing99,110
Rochdale97,550
Basingstoke96,348
Solihull96,267
Harlow94,365
Bath93,238
Southport93,044
High Peak92,600
Maidstone90,894
Lincoln89,228
Hastings89,100
Darlington87,204
Londonderry County Borough87,153
Harrogate87,024
Hartlepool86,713
Bedford86,658
Hemel Hempstead85,629
Stevenage84,651
St Albans84,561
South Shields83,655
Derry83,652
Weston-super-Mare82,903
Halifax82,624
Beckenham82,000
Birkenhead81,805
Warrington81,238
Wigan80,788
High Wycombe80,357
Stockton-on-Tees79,957
Wakefield78,978
Gateshead77,649
Lisburn77,506
Redditch77,128
Chester77,040
Fylde76,500
Bracknell76,103
Newcastle under Lyme75,794
Battersea75,651
Chatham75,509
Hove75,174
Aylesbury74,565
East Kilbride74,231
Tamworth74,129
Nuneaton73,555
Burnley73,480
Paisley73,074
Salford72,750
Carlisle72,633
Scunthorpe72,514
Purley72,000
Guildford71,873
Lowestoft71,479
Barnsley71,447
Grays70,934
Gosport70,793
Chesterfield70,679
Crewe70,455
Mansfield70,447
Southall70,000
Shrewsbury69,519
Cannock68,067
Ellesmere Port67,768
Doncaster67,670
Rossendale67,400
Brixton66,300
Bognor Regis65,391
Torquay65,388
Stafford65,290
Kingswood64,793
Royal Leamington Spa64,640
Waterlooville64,350
Newtownabbey63,860
Rugby63,323
Ashford62,787
Aldershot61,339
Royal Tunbridge Wells61,075
Bury61,044
Barking61,000
Taunton60,433
Bangor60,385
Margate60,134
Chelsea60,000
Farnborough59,902
Runcorn59,679
Great Yarmouth59,601
Maidenhead59,463
Rhondda59,450
Loughborough59,317
Craigavon59,236
Wallasey58,794
Littlehampton58,714
Hereford58,281
Bootle57,791
Fareham57,390
Morley57,385
Cheshunt57,374
Farnborough57,147
Dartford56,694
Castlereagh56,679
Kidderminster56,657
Dewsbury56,640
Stourbridge56,284
Widnes56,097
Sale55,689
Halesowen55,265
South Croydon55,198
Huyton54,738
Clacton-on-Sea54,674
Gravesend54,263
Eastleigh54,225
Livingston53,798
Acton53,689
Washington53,526
Kettering53,329
Esher52,392
Crosby52,140
Reigate52,123
Dunstable51,973
Macclesfield51,739
Barry51,681
Morecambe51,644
Redhill51,559
Staines51,040
Batley50,807
Horsham50,680
Weymouth50,253
Bletchley50,193
Keighley50,171
Corby50,029
Hayes50,000
Paignton49,886
Wellingborough49,783
Cumbernauld49,392
South Benfleet48,824
West Bridgford48,314
Mitcham48,311
Cwmbran48,157
Long Eaton47,898
Hamilton47,615
Brentwood47,606
Barrow in Furness47,264
Llanelli47,206
Lancaster47,162
Tipton47,000
Canterbury46,978
Kirkcaldy46,912
Braintree46,765
Banstead46,280
Neath46,126
Banbury46,075
Folkestone45,992
Durham45,696
Salisbury45,600
Middleton45,589
Havant45,574
Carshalton45,525
Ayr45,513
Hinckley45,130
Bishops Stortford45,001
Welwyn Garden City44,725
Sutton in Ashfield43,912
Great Sankey43,793
Yeovil43,733
Ashton-under-Lyne43,675
Wrexham43,649
Perth43,633
Leigh43,626
Leatherhead43,544
Greenock43,495
Kilmarnock42,904
Wallsend42,739
Welling42,500
Christchurch42,396
Northwich42,113
Stretford41,953
Altrincham41,548
Coity41,352
Newburn41,347
Holloway41,329
Lytham St Annes41,327
Urmston41,198
Coatbridge41,170
Sittingbourne41,148
Wokingham41,143
Swadlincote40,960
Prescot40,889
Inverness40,755
Bexhill-on-Sea40,478
Worksop40,443
Burton upon Trent40,039
Winchester40,000
Bloxwich40,000
Ewell39,994
Andover39,951
North Shields39,747
Bridgend39,429
Kirkby39,208
Castleford39,142
Dunfermline38,960
Skelmersdale38,944
Scarborough38,909
Glenrothes38,734
Ramsgate38,624
Bury St Edmunds38,622
Ilkeston38,587
Surbiton38,158
Whitley Bay38,055
Bridgwater38,020
Greenford38,000
Arnold37,873
Houghton-Le-Spring37,840
Great Malvern37,663
Leyland37,614
Yeadon37,379
Eccles37,275
Redcar37,203
Abingdon37,192
Farnham36,971
Trowbridge36,922
Chester-le-Street36,917
Tonbridge36,894
Chippenham36,890
Herne Bay36,642
Wilmslow36,617
Mangotsfield36,427
Blyth36,355
Chipping Sodbury36,108
Walkden35,937
Tyldesley35,932
Bicester35,902
Boston35,859
Grantham35,720
Billingham35,708
Pontypool35,686
Airdrie35,440
Accrington35,318
Briton Ferry35,179
Hoddesdon35,174
Bridlington35,057
Bentley34,821
King's Lynn34,564
Billericay34,467
Felling34,355
Radcliffe34,239
Fleet34,218
Letchworth33,955
Chorley33,888
Hitchin33,830
Wigston Magna33,720
Letchworth Garden City33,600
Wednesfield33,555
Leighton Buzzard33,467
Strood33,381
Coalville33,288
Glossop33,243
Pudsey33,109
Newbury33,065
Stirling33,012
Wickford32,975
Exmouth32,972
Brighouse32,872
Aberdare32,756
Darwen32,566
Barnstaple32,532
Falkirk32,479
Borehamwood32,176
Prestwich32,125
Cleethorpes32,017
Shirley32,000
Lower Earley32,000
Deeside32,000
Beverley31,968
Hyde31,926
Burgess Hill31,183
Thornton-Cleveleys31,157
Caerphilly31,060
Ruislip31,000
Colwyn Bay30,829
Merthyr Tydfil30,821
Winsford30,812
Stroud30,600
Pontypridd30,420
Rayleigh30,196
Whitstable30,195
Camberley30,155
Heswall30,065
Barnet30,000
Cramlington29,985
Bedworth29,981
Peterlee29,979
Motherwell29,908
Clydebank29,867
Burntwood29,766
Hucknall29,728
Egham29,663
Haywards Heath29,660
Kidsgrove29,480
Kendal29,468
Newtownards29,363
Felixstowe29,349
Nelson29,317
Totton29,260
Deal29,248
Bromsgrove29,237
Carrickfergus29,208
Ashton in Makerfield29,039
Lichfield28,973
Harpenden28,966
Cheadle Hulme28,952
Ballymena28,932
Rochester28,671
Pontefract28,620
Shipley28,544
Windsor28,324
Chichester28,222
Dover28,156
Heywood28,024
Brierley Hill28,000
Hatfield27,883
Sevenoaks27,871
Bearsden27,839
Sunbury-on-Thames27,784
Newry27,757