Bristol, UK Metro Area 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 Bristol, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Bristol in 2020 is 686,000, a 1.03% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Bristol in 2019 was 679,000, a 1.19% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Bristol in 2018 was 671,000, a 1.21% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Bristol in 2017 was 663,000, a 1.07% 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
Bristol - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 686,000 1.03%
2019 679,000 1.19%
2018 671,000 1.21%
2017 663,000 1.07%
2016 656,000 1.23%
2015 648,000 1.09%
2014 641,000 1.10%
2013 634,000 1.28%
2012 626,000 1.13%
2011 619,000 1.14%
2010 612,000 1.16%
2009 605,000 1.17%
2008 598,000 1.18%
2007 591,000 1.03%
2006 585,000 1.21%
2005 578,000 1.23%
2004 571,000 1.06%
2003 565,000 1.07%
2002 559,000 1.27%
2001 552,000 0.55%
2000 549,000 0.55%
1999 546,000 0.55%
1998 543,000 0.37%
1997 541,000 0.56%
1996 538,000 0.56%
1995 535,000 0.38%
1994 533,000 0.57%
1993 530,000 0.38%
1992 528,000 0.57%
1991 525,000 0.19%
1990 524,000 0.00%
1989 524,000 0.00%
1988 524,000 0.00%
1987 524,000 0.00%
1986 524,000 0.00%
1985 524,000 0.00%
1984 524,000 0.00%
1983 524,000 0.00%
1982 524,000 0.00%
1981 524,000 -0.76%
1980 528,000 -0.94%
1979 533,000 -0.93%
1978 538,000 -1.10%
1977 544,000 -0.91%
1976 549,000 -0.90%
1975 554,000 -0.89%
1974 559,000 -1.06%
1973 565,000 -0.88%
1972 570,000 -1.04%
1971 576,000 -0.35%
1970 578,000 -0.17%
1969 579,000 -0.34%
1968 581,000 -0.17%
1967 582,000 -0.34%
1966 584,000 -0.34%
1965 586,000 -0.17%
1964 587,000 -0.34%
1963 589,000 -0.17%
1962 590,000 -0.34%
1961 592,000 0.51%
1960 589,000 0.68%
1959 585,000 0.86%
1958 580,000 0.69%
1957 576,000 0.70%
1956 572,000 0.70%
1955 568,000 0.71%
1954 564,000 0.71%
1953 560,000 0.72%
1952 556,000 0.72%
1951 552,000 0.55%
1950 549,000 0.00%