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United Kingdom Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • United Kingdom Population is increasing
  • United Kingdom Population Density is increasing
  • United Kingdom Life Expectancy is increasing
  • United Kingdom Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year United Kingdom population is expected to increase by 196318 people. United Kingdom contributes 0.8% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in United Kingdom is 82.177 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. United Kingdom owns 0.00162% of land i.e. 241930 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 80 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

United Kingdom Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
United Kingdom Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
United Kingdom Population (in million) 63.3 67.33 70.57
United Kingdom Global Rank 21st 21st 21st
United Kingdom Global Population Share 0.9% 0.86% 0.82%
United Kingdom Global Population Density 253.03 266.07 277.79
United Kingdom Global Population Density Rank 4th 6th 8th
United Kingdom Average Life Expectancy 80.36 82.17 83.79
United Kingdom Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 20th 21st 22nd
United Kingdom Fertility Rate 1.89 1.86 1.86
United Kingdom Fertility Rate Global Rank 142nd 136th 123rd
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year United Kingdom population is expected to increase by 196318 people. 
  • United Kingdom population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis United Kingdom will have more death than births from 2056 and this will impact population growth. 
  • United Kingdom Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 21st-26th. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • United Kingdom population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 0.37%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of United Kingdom is expected to be decreasing. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • United Kingdom contributes 0.8% of world's total population. 

United Kingdom
 Population Fact

United Kingdom
 Total Population Trend

United Kingdom
 Population Growth Rate

United Kingdom
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 63.3 Million 21st
2020 67.33 Million 21st
2030 70.57 Million 21st
2040 73.12 Million 23rd
2050 75.38 Million 26th
2060 76.97 Million 27th
2070 78.21 Million 27th
2080 79.36 Million 29th
2090 80.24 Million 30th
2100 80.97 Million 32nd

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 63.3 Million 0.93%
2020 67.33 Million 0.58%
2030 70.57 Million 0.42%
2040 73.12 Million 0.36%
2050 75.38 Million 0.3%
2060 76.97 Million 0.2%
2070 78.21 Million 0.19%
2080 79.36 Million 0.16%
2090 80.24 Million 0.13%
2100 80.97 Million 0.09%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 63.3 Million 0.9%
2020 67.33 Million 0.86%
2030 70.57 Million 0.82%
2040 73.12 Million 0.79%
2050 75.38 Million 0.77%
2060 76.97 Million 0.75%
2070 78.21 Million 0.73%
2080 79.36 Million 0.73%
2090 80.24 Million 0.72%
2100 80.97 Million 0.72%

United-Kingdom Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • United Kingdom population density is 285.33 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • United Kingdom Ranks in range of 6th-14th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of United Kingdom. 

United Kingdom
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 253.03 4th
2020 266.07 6th
2030 277.79 8th
2040 287.1 10th
2050 295.81 12th
2060 299.89 14th
2070 303.11 16th
2080 305.46 18th
2090 306.92 20th
2100 307.47 22nd

United-Kingdom Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in United Kingdom is 82.177 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • United Kingdom ranks 21st in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

United Kingdom
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 80.36 20th
2020 82.17 21st
2030 83.79 22nd
2040 85.21 22nd
2050 86.41 23rd
2060 87.55 22nd
2070 88.7 22nd
2080 89.83 22nd
2090 90.97 22nd
2100 0

United-Kingdom Average Fertility Rate

  • In United Kingdom, Women gives birth to 1.868 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • United Kingdom rank is in range of 136th-87th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

United Kingdom
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 1.89 142nd
2020 1.86 136th
2030 1.86 123rd
2040 1.85 114th
2050 1.85 101st
2060 1.85 87th
2070 1.85 78th
2080 1.85 74th
2090 1.85 67th
2100 1.85 64th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, United Kingdom population was 50616014 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0%.Currently United Kingdom population is around 63306843 and by year 2030 its expected to be 70578614 .United Kingdom ranks 21st when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of United Kingdom in 2010 was 80.366, in 2020 its 82.177 and by 2050 it will be 86.416.As mentioned in Highlight's United Kingdom population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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