Leicester, UK Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Leicester, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Leicester in 2020 is 552,000, a 0.91% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Leicester in 2019 was 547,000, a 0.74% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Leicester in 2018 was 543,000, a 0.93% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Leicester in 2017 was 538,000, a 0.94% 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
Leicester - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 552,000 0.91%
2019 547,000 0.74%
2018 543,000 0.93%
2017 538,000 0.94%
2016 533,000 0.95%
2015 528,000 0.76%
2014 524,000 0.96%
2013 519,000 0.78%
2012 515,000 0.98%
2011 510,000 1.19%
2010 504,000 1.20%
2009 498,000 1.01%
2008 493,000 1.23%
2007 487,000 1.25%
2006 481,000 1.26%
2005 475,000 1.06%
2004 470,000 1.29%
2003 464,000 1.31%
2002 458,000 1.10%
2001 453,000 0.67%
2000 450,000 0.67%
1999 447,000 0.45%
1998 445,000 0.68%
1997 442,000 0.45%
1996 440,000 0.69%
1995 437,000 0.69%
1994 434,000 0.46%
1993 432,000 0.70%
1992 429,000 0.47%
1991 427,000 0.47%
1990 425,000 0.47%
1989 423,000 0.24%
1988 422,000 0.48%
1987 420,000 0.48%
1986 418,000 0.48%
1985 416,000 0.24%
1984 415,000 0.48%
1983 413,000 0.49%
1982 411,000 0.24%
1981 410,000 0.00%
1980 410,000 0.00%
1979 410,000 -0.24%
1978 411,000 -0.24%
1977 412,000 0.00%
1976 412,000 -0.24%
1975 413,000 -0.24%
1974 414,000 0.00%
1973 414,000 -0.24%
1972 415,000 -0.24%
1971 416,000 0.00%
1970 416,000 -0.24%
1969 417,000 0.00%
1968 417,000 -0.24%
1967 418,000 0.00%
1966 418,000 -0.24%
1965 419,000 -0.24%
1964 420,000 0.00%
1963 420,000 -0.24%
1962 421,000 0.00%
1961 421,000 0.72%
1960 418,000 0.72%
1959 415,000 0.97%
1958 411,000 0.74%
1957 408,000 0.99%
1956 404,000 0.75%
1955 401,000 1.01%
1954 397,000 0.76%
1953 394,000 1.03%
1952 390,000 0.78%
1951 387,000 0.78%
1950 384,000 0.00%