Demographics of UK

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date04 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of UK is projected at 0.06 million, up by -0.29% compared with 0.06 million in 2020. UK is ranked 21st in terms of population and 158th in terms of population growth rate.

There are 0.77 million births in UK in 2021. That is 2,112 per day, which is ranked 39th. The crude birth rate is 11.31 per 1000 people. There are 0.64 million deaths in UK in 2021. That is 1,764 per day, which is ranked 18th. The crude death rate is 9.45 per 1000 people.

56.97 million people are living in urban areas, which is 84.15% of UK population. UK is ranked 54th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in UK in 2021 is 97.75 males per 100 females. There are 33.72 million males and 34.49 million females in UK. The percentage of female population is 50.57% compare to 49.43% male population. UK has 0.77 million more females than males. UK is at 79th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

UK population

Year Population Growth (%)
195037,256-
195540,7091.99
196044,9862.03
196549,3821.63
197052,5651.13
197555,3990.94
198057,5800.72
198559,5940.70
199061,6300.63
199563,4390.54
200065,0170.48
200566,2600.16
201065,388-0.44
201563,695-0.54
201663,360-0.53
201763,040-0.51
201862,763-0.44
201962,508-0.41
202062,273-0.38
202162,092-0.29
  • Total
  • Crude

UK death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
1950603,343756,75311.9014.91
1955594,651800,15911.6215.65
1960614,414921,70511.7117.56
1965638,681974,78411.7918.01
1970654,083845,34111.7915.24
1975667,493698,03311.9012.44
1980666,158686,13111.8512.20
1985658,288755,07311.6513.36
1990649,928778,05011.3813.62
1995640,021747,95711.0412.91
2000621,884696,12010.5511.82
2005590,821723,2049.7511.92
2010576,869799,6409.1212.64
2015604,747790,7939.1812.01
2020639,636771,4279.4411.38
2021643,918771,0219.4511.31
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of UK

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
195039,977,03010,638,984-78.981
195540,241,37310,882,3340.2878.714
196041,130,61711,302,5400.5578.444
196542,259,48512,043,6220.4877.821
197042,903,76212,731,1730.1977.117
197543,667,18512,544,7620.3277.683
198044,157,48212,107,9930.2178.481
198544,263,81512,202,3160.0878.390
199044,683,28712,500,0440.2278.140
199545,427,51612,550,8050.3778.353
200046,365,43412,585,4140.4278.651
200548,178,25512,108,4991.0379.915
201051,469,69711,837,1461.2781.302
201554,035,31111,361,7690.9182.626
202056,495,18010,839,0280.8683.903
202156,970,14110,729,3420.8484.152
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

UK population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 1,980,901 1,888,382 3,869,283 5.67 104.899
05-09 2,109,630 2,011,679 4,121,309 6.04 104.869
10-14 2,060,297 1,969,542 4,029,839 5.91 104.608
15-19 1,901,352 1,824,461 3,725,813 5.46 104.214
20-24 2,040,217 1,969,998 4,010,215 5.88 103.564
25-29 2,253,592 2,183,886 4,437,478 6.51 103.192
30-34 2,366,433 2,340,771 4,707,204 6.90 101.096
35-39 2,309,794 2,336,088 4,645,882 6.81 98.874
40-44 2,171,727 2,186,507 4,358,234 6.39 99.324
45-49 2,113,927 2,147,910 4,261,837 6.25 98.418
50-54 2,253,591 2,323,441 4,577,032 6.71 96.994
55-59 2,256,347 2,335,776 4,592,123 6.73 96.599
60-64 1,972,416 2,043,180 4,015,596 5.89 96.537
65-69 1,654,371 1,740,209 3,394,580 4.98 95.067
70-74 1,620,360 1,758,893 3,379,253 4.95 92.124
75-79 1,190,309 1,358,207 2,548,516 3.74 87.638
80-84 781,215 978,466 1,759,681 2.58 79.841
85-89 451,320 645,027 1,096,347 1.61 69.969
90-94 185,922 333,657 519,579 0.76 55.722
95-99 39,337 101,441 140,778 0.21 38.778
100+ 3,233 13,302 16,535 0.02 24.305
Total 33,716,291 34,490,823 68,207,114 97.754