Cardiff, UK Metro Area Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Cardiff, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Cardiff in 2020 is 478,000, a 0.84% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Cardiff in 2019 was 474,000, a 0.64% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Cardiff in 2018 was 471,000, a 0.64% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Cardiff in 2017 was 468,000, a 0.86% 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
Cardiff - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 478,000 0.84%
2019 474,000 0.64%
2018 471,000 0.64%
2017 468,000 0.86%
2016 464,000 0.65%
2015 461,000 0.66%
2014 458,000 0.88%
2013 454,000 0.67%
2012 451,000 0.67%
2011 448,000 0.90%
2010 444,000 1.14%
2009 439,000 1.15%
2008 434,000 0.93%
2007 430,000 1.18%
2006 425,000 0.95%
2005 421,000 1.20%
2004 416,000 0.97%
2003 412,000 1.23%
2002 407,000 0.99%
2001 403,000 0.75%
2000 400,000 0.50%
1999 398,000 0.76%
1998 395,000 0.51%
1997 393,000 0.51%
1996 391,000 0.77%
1995 388,000 0.52%
1994 386,000 0.52%
1993 384,000 0.52%
1992 382,000 0.79%
1991 379,000 0.80%
1990 376,000 0.80%
1989 373,000 0.81%
1988 370,000 1.09%
1987 366,000 0.83%
1986 363,000 0.83%
1985 360,000 0.84%
1984 357,000 0.85%
1983 354,000 1.14%
1982 350,000 0.86%
1981 347,000 0.87%
1980 344,000 0.88%
1979 341,000 0.89%
1978 338,000 0.90%
1977 335,000 0.90%
1976 332,000 0.91%
1975 329,000 0.92%
1974 326,000 0.62%
1973 324,000 0.93%
1972 321,000 0.94%
1971 318,000 0.00%
1970 318,000 0.00%
1969 318,000 0.00%
1968 318,000 0.00%
1967 318,000 -0.31%
1966 319,000 0.00%
1965 319,000 0.00%
1964 319,000 0.00%
1963 319,000 -0.31%
1962 320,000 0.00%
1961 320,000 0.31%
1960 319,000 0.31%
1959 318,000 0.32%
1958 317,000 0.32%
1957 316,000 0.00%
1956 316,000 0.32%
1955 315,000 0.32%
1954 314,000 0.32%
1953 313,000 0.32%
1952 312,000 0.32%
1951 311,000 0.32%
1950 310,000 0.00%