United Kingdom (UK) Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .



United Kingdom (UK) population 2017

During 2017 United Kingdom (UK) population is projected to increased by 410 313 people and reach 65 746 853 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 225 411. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 184 902 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into United Kingdom (UK) (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population dynamics in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of United Kingdom (UK) population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of United Kingdom (UK) will be increased by 1 124 persons daily in 2017.

Population of United Kingdom (UK) 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of United Kingdom (UK) was estimated to be 65 336 540 people. This is an increase of 0.63 % (407 753 people) compared to population of 64 928 787 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 224 004. Due to external migration, the population increased by 183 748. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.970 (970 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for United Kingdom (UK) population in 2016:

United Kingdom (UK) population density

United Kingdom (UK) population density is 268.2 people per square kilometer as of February 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of United Kingdom (UK) divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of United Kingdom (UK). The total area of United Kingdom (UK) is 243 610 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

United Kingdom (UK) age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates United Kingdom (UK) had the following population age distribution:

17.3 66.2 16.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the United Kingdom (UK) population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "United Kingdom (UK) age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in United Kingdom (UK) is 51.2 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in United Kingdom (UK) must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in United Kingdom (UK) is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in United Kingdom (UK) is 26.2 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in United Kingdom (UK) is 24.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "United Kingdom (UK) age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for United Kingdom (UK) is 80.1 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 78 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.3 years.

United Kingdom (UK) historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

United Kingdom (UK) population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195150 618 275N/A %
195250 652 0670.07 %
195350 738 1340.17 %
195450 865 4490.25 %
195551 025 9690.32 %
195651 214 7180.37 %
195751 429 7860.42 %
195851 671 9820.47 %
195951 944 1320.53 %
196052 249 3220.59 %
196152 588 1800.65 %
196252 956 2490.70 %
196353 342 2280.73 %
196453 728 9380.72 %
196554 099 2020.69 %
196654 442 4790.63 %
196754 755 6440.58 %
196855 037 8820.52 %
196955 288 7600.46 %
197055 508 9180.40 %
197155 698 3630.34 %
197255 856 4090.28 %
197355 983 3290.23 %
197456 080 7860.17 %
197556 151 1650.13 %
197656 196 4340.08 %
197756 218 9440.04 %
197856 224 4590.01 %
197956 222 032-0.00 %
198056 220 801-0.00 %
198156 226 2670.01 %
198256 240 5720.03 %
198356 267 0420.05 %
198456 310 9040.08 %
198556 376 5220.12 %
198656 467 3200.16 %
198756 584 4100.21 %
198856 723 5400.25 %
198956 875 7830.27 %
199057 031 9890.27 %
199157 187 3590.27 %
199257 342 0350.27 %
199357 497 7190.27 %
199457 656 3180.28 %
199557 820 2290.28 %
199657 991 5560.30 %
199758 171 5900.31 %
199858 360 4240.32 %
199958 557 3920.34 %
200058 762 3990.35 %
200158 973 6130.36 %
200259 190 7280.37 %
200359 424 8280.40 %
200459 697 3240.46 %
200560 028 1190.55 %
200660 429 4310.67 %
200760 900 3350.78 %
200861 420 7200.85 %
200961 955 3920.87 %
201062 468 9240.83 %
201162 940 8170.76 %
201263 369 3580.68 %
201363 764 7100.62 %
201464 143 5010.59 %
201564 523 5790.59 %
201664 928 7870.63 %
201765 336 5400.63 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.