London, UK Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the London, UK metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of London in 2021 is 9,426,000, a 1.31% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of London in 2020 was 9,304,000, a 1.38% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of London in 2019 was 9,177,000, a 1.45% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of London in 2018 was 9,046,000, a 1.46% 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
London - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 9,426,000 1.31%
2020 9,304,000 1.38%
2019 9,177,000 1.45%
2018 9,046,000 1.46%
2017 8,916,000 1.46%
2016 8,788,000 1.47%
2015 8,661,000 1.45%
2014 8,537,000 1.46%
2013 8,414,000 1.46%
2012 8,293,000 1.46%
2011 8,174,000 1.62%
2010 8,044,000 1.60%
2009 7,917,000 1.60%
2008 7,792,000 1.62%
2007 7,668,000 1.60%
2006 7,547,000 0.61%
2005 7,501,000 0.60%
2004 7,456,000 0.61%
2003 7,411,000 0.60%
2002 7,367,000 0.61%
2001 7,322,000 0.67%
2000 7,273,000 0.69%
1999 7,223,000 0.68%
1998 7,174,000 0.67%
1997 7,126,000 0.68%
1996 7,078,000 0.68%
1995 7,030,000 0.69%
1994 6,982,000 0.68%
1993 6,935,000 0.68%
1992 6,888,000 0.69%
1991 6,841,000 0.69%
1990 6,794,000 0.15%
1989 6,784,000 0.16%
1988 6,773,000 0.16%
1987 6,762,000 0.15%
1986 6,752,000 0.16%
1985 6,741,000 0.16%
1984 6,730,000 0.15%
1983 6,720,000 0.16%
1982 6,709,000 0.15%
1981 6,699,000 -0.77%
1980 6,751,000 -1.07%
1979 6,824,000 -1.07%
1978 6,898,000 -1.08%
1977 6,973,000 -1.06%
1976 7,048,000 -1.07%
1975 7,124,000 -1.07%
1974 7,201,000 -1.07%
1973 7,279,000 -1.07%
1972 7,358,000 -1.08%
1971 7,438,000 -0.95%
1970 7,509,000 -0.94%
1969 7,580,000 -0.93%
1968 7,651,000 -0.93%
1967 7,723,000 -0.92%
1966 7,795,000 -0.94%
1965 7,869,000 -0.92%
1964 7,942,000 -0.94%
1963 8,017,000 -0.93%
1962 8,092,000 -0.93%
1961 8,168,000 -0.34%
1960 8,196,000 -0.19%
1959 8,212,000 -0.21%
1958 8,229,000 -0.19%
1957 8,245,000 -0.19%
1956 8,261,000 -0.21%
1955 8,278,000 -0.19%
1954 8,294,000 -0.20%
1953 8,311,000 -0.20%
1952 8,328,000 -0.19%
1951 8,344,000 -0.20%
1950 8,361,000 0.00%