West Yorkshire, UK Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the West Yorkshire, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of West Yorkshire in 2020 is 1,889,000, a 0.69% increase from 2019.
  • The population of West Yorkshire in 2019 was 1,876,000, a 0.64% increase from 2018.
  • The population of West Yorkshire in 2018 was 1,864,000, a 0.65% increase from 2017.
  • The population of West Yorkshire in 2017 was 1,852,000, a 0.65% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UK
City Name Population
London 9,304,000
Manchester 2,730,000
West Midlands 2,607,000
West Yorkshire 1,889,000
Glasgow 1,673,000
South Hampshire 928,000
Liverpool 902,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 809,000
Nottingham 788,000
Sheffield 730,000
Bristol 686,000
Belfast 631,000
Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton 607,000
Leicester 552,000
Edinburgh 537,000
Bournemouth/Poole 506,000
Cardiff 478,000
Coventry-Bedworth 426,000
Middlesbrough 387,000
The Potteries 386,000
Reading-Wokingham 342,000
Sunderland 341,000
Birkenhead 329,000
Preston 328,000
Kingston upon Hull 321,000
Newport 316,000
Southend-On-Sea 312,000
Swansea 311,000
West Yorkshire - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 1,889,000 0.69%
2019 1,876,000 0.64%
2018 1,864,000 0.65%
2017 1,852,000 0.65%
2016 1,840,000 0.66%
2015 1,828,000 0.66%
2014 1,816,000 0.67%
2013 1,804,000 0.61%
2012 1,793,000 0.67%
2011 1,781,000 0.74%
2010 1,768,000 0.74%
2009 1,755,000 0.75%
2008 1,742,000 0.69%
2007 1,730,000 0.76%
2006 1,717,000 0.76%
2005 1,704,000 0.71%
2004 1,692,000 0.77%
2003 1,679,000 0.72%
2002 1,667,000 0.73%
2001 1,655,000 0.42%
2000 1,648,000 0.30%
1999 1,643,000 0.37%
1998 1,637,000 0.31%
1997 1,632,000 0.37%
1996 1,626,000 0.31%
1995 1,621,000 0.31%
1994 1,616,000 0.37%
1993 1,610,000 0.31%
1992 1,605,000 0.31%
1991 1,600,000 0.69%
1990 1,589,000 0.76%
1989 1,577,000 0.83%
1988 1,564,000 0.77%
1987 1,552,000 0.78%
1986 1,540,000 0.79%
1985 1,528,000 0.79%
1984 1,516,000 0.80%
1983 1,504,000 0.74%
1982 1,493,000 0.81%
1981 1,481,000 -1.00%
1980 1,496,000 -1.58%
1979 1,520,000 -1.55%
1978 1,544,000 -1.53%
1977 1,568,000 -1.57%
1976 1,593,000 -1.55%
1975 1,618,000 -1.58%
1974 1,644,000 -1.56%
1973 1,670,000 -1.53%
1972 1,696,000 -1.57%
1971 1,723,000 -0.17%
1970 1,726,000 0.12%
1969 1,724,000 0.17%
1968 1,721,000 0.12%
1967 1,719,000 0.17%
1966 1,716,000 0.12%
1965 1,714,000 0.18%
1964 1,711,000 0.12%
1963 1,709,000 0.12%
1962 1,707,000 0.18%
1961 1,704,000 0.06%
1960 1,703,000 0.06%
1959 1,702,000 0.06%
1958 1,701,000 0.12%
1957 1,699,000 0.06%
1956 1,698,000 0.06%
1955 1,697,000 0.06%
1954 1,696,000 0.06%
1953 1,695,000 0.06%
1952 1,694,000 0.06%
1951 1,693,000 0.06%
1950 1,692,000 0.00%