Belfast, UK Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Belfast, UK metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Belfast in 2021 is 635,000, a 0.63% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Belfast in 2020 was 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.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UK
City Name Population
London 9,426,000
Manchester 2,750,000
West Midlands 2,626,000
West Yorkshire 1,902,000
Glasgow 1,681,000
South Hampshire 936,000
Liverpool 906,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 814,000
Nottingham 794,000
Sheffield 735,000
Bristol 694,000
Belfast 635,000
Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton 612,000
Leicester 557,000
Edinburgh 543,000
Bournemouth/Poole 510,000
Cardiff 481,000
Coventry-Bedworth 432,000
Middlesbrough 389,000
The Potteries 388,000
Reading-Wokingham 345,000
Sunderland 342,000
Birkenhead 330,000
Preston 330,000
Kingston upon Hull 322,000
Newport 318,000
Southend-On-Sea 314,000
Swansea 313,000
Belfast - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 635,000 0.63%
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%