UK population: 67,748,870

The UK is a sovereign country located on the northwest coast of Europe. It consists of four countries: Wales, England, Scotland, and Ireland. It is the first industrialized country of the world. The capital of the UK is London, which is considered a leading financial and commercial hub. It has the highest literacy rate.

The largest cities in UK by population

Here are the largest cities in UK according to the population

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
London 7,556,900 Belfast 274,770 Mansfield 171,958
Birmingham 984,333 Derby 270,468 Oxford 171,380
Liverpool 864,122 Plymouth 260,203 Warrington 165,456
Nottingham 729,977 Luton 258,018 Slough 163,777
Sheffield 685,368 Wolverhampton 252,791 Bournemouth 163,600
Bristol 617,280 City of Westminster 247,614 Peterborough 163,379
Glasgow 591,620 Southampton 246,201 Cambridge 158,434
Leicester 508,916 Blackpool 239,409 Doncaster 158,141
Edinburgh 464,990 Milton Keynes 229,941 York 153,717
Leeds 455,123 Bexley 228,000 Poole 150,092
Cardiff 447,287 Northampton 215,963 Gloucester 150,053
Manchester 395,515 Archway 215,667 Burnley 149,422
Stoke-on-Trent 372,775 Norwich 213,166 Huddersfield 149,017
Coventry 359,262 Dudley 199,059 Telford 147,980
Sunderland 335,415 Aberdeen 196,670 Dundee 147,710
Birkenhead 325,264 Portsmouth 194,150 Blackburn 146,521
Islington 319,143 Newcastle upon Tyne 192,382 Basildon 144,859
Reading 318,014 Sutton 187,600 Middlesbrough 142,707
Kingston upon Hull 314,018 Swindon 185,609 Bolton 141,331
Preston 313,332 Crawley 180,508 Stockport 139,052
Newport 306,844 Ipswich 178,835 Brighton 139,001
Swansea 300,352 Wigan 175,405 West Bromwich 135,618
Bradford 299,310 Croydon 173,314
Southend-on-Sea 295,310 Walsall 172,141

UK population history

The UK population has witnessed a growth these many years. The global rank of the UK is 21 in the year 2020, and for many years before that to it was the same.

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 Global Rank
2020 67,886,011 0.53% 355,839 260,650 40.5 1.75 281 83.20% 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 82.90% 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 82.70% 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 82.50% 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 82.20% 54,529,375 0.89% 7,464,022,049 21
2015 65,860,146 0.75% 480,068 260,046 40 1.87 272 82.00% 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 81.10% 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 79.90% 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 78.70% 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 78.40% 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 78.20% 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 78.50% 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 78.60% 44,157,482 1.26% 4,458,003,514 14
1975 56,152,333 0.21% 115,776 21,283 34 2.01 232 77.80% 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 77.20% 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 77.90% 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 78.50% 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 78.80% 40,241,373 1.84% 2,773,019,936 9

UK population forecast

The UK is expected to be the largest nation in Europe by this century’s second half. Since the year 1955, the number of births in the UK is higher than the rate of deaths. Net migration has raised the population by more than 250,000 people per year.

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 Global Rank
2020 67,886,011 0.61% 405,173 260,650 40.5 1.75 281 83.20% 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 84.90% 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 86.40% 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 87.80% 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 89.20% 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 90.50% 66,381,393 0.77% 9,481,803,274 24
2050 74,081,981 0.20% 147,111 44.5 1.75 306 91.80% 68,007,652 0.76% 9,735,033,990 26

UK Demographics

The UK demographics are always considered as an example of the population growth that has gone through the demographic transition. The transition is from the pre-industrial population with a high birth rate and mortality rates. There were highs and lows of population in the middle. Then there was a population growth considered as the natural change. This is because of international migration to the United Kingdom. The population of the UK is predominantly white British.

UK religion and politics

Christianity is the major religion in the UK, which is followed by religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, and lastly Buddhism. The Anglicans are the predominant common denomination in the UK. The other denominations are Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Baptists. It is considered as a secularised society.

The framework of parliamentary democracy which follows the monarch now currently in Britain queen Elizabeth II who is the head of the state. The prime minister of the state at this moment Boris Johnson is the head of the government.

UK Economy

The economic status of the UK is market-oriented and developed. It is the sixth-largest economy in the world when seen with nominal GDP. It is the twenty-second largest as per the GDP per capita which covers 3.3% of world GDP. In the purchasing power parity, the UK is the ninth largest.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%