Belfast, UK Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Belfast, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Belfast in 2020 is 631,000, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Belfast in 2019 was 627,000, a 0.64% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Belfast in 2018 was 623,000, a 0.65% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Belfast in 2017 was 619,000, a 0.49% 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
Belfast - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 631,000 0.64%
2019 627,000 0.64%
2018 623,000 0.65%
2017 619,000 0.49%
2016 616,000 0.65%
2015 612,000 0.49%
2014 609,000 0.66%
2013 605,000 0.50%
2012 602,000 0.67%
2011 598,000 0.34%
2010 596,000 0.34%
2009 594,000 0.34%
2008 592,000 0.34%
2007 590,000 0.17%
2006 589,000 0.34%
2005 587,000 0.34%
2004 585,000 0.34%
2003 583,000 0.34%
2002 581,000 0.17%
2001 580,000 1.58%
2000 571,000 1.60%
1999 562,000 1.63%
1998 553,000 1.65%
1997 544,000 1.68%
1996 535,000 1.71%
1995 526,000 1.74%
1994 517,000 1.57%
1993 509,000 1.60%
1992 501,000 1.83%
1991 492,000 1.03%
1990 487,000 0.83%
1989 483,000 0.63%
1988 480,000 0.84%
1987 476,000 0.85%
1986 472,000 0.85%
1985 468,000 0.86%
1984 464,000 0.87%
1983 460,000 0.66%
1982 457,000 0.88%
1981 453,000 0.89%
1980 449,000 0.67%
1979 446,000 0.90%
1978 442,000 0.91%
1977 438,000 0.69%
1976 435,000 0.93%
1975 431,000 0.70%
1974 428,000 0.94%
1973 424,000 0.71%
1972 421,000 0.96%
1971 417,000 0.00%
1970 417,000 0.00%
1969 417,000 0.24%
1968 416,000 0.00%
1967 416,000 0.00%
1966 416,000 0.00%
1965 416,000 0.00%
1964 416,000 0.00%
1963 416,000 0.00%
1962 416,000 0.00%
1961 416,000 -0.48%
1960 418,000 -0.71%
1959 421,000 -0.47%
1958 423,000 -0.70%
1957 426,000 -0.70%
1956 429,000 -0.69%
1955 432,000 -0.69%
1954 435,000 -0.46%
1953 437,000 -0.68%
1952 440,000 -0.68%
1951 443,000 -0.67%
1950 446,000 0.00%