Sheffield, 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 Sheffield, UK metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Sheffield in 2020 is 730,000, a 0.69% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Sheffield in 2019 was 725,000, a 0.69% increase from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Sheffield in 2018 was 720,000, a 0.7% increase from 2017.
  • The metro area population of Sheffield in 2017 was 715,000, a 0.7% 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
Sheffield - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 730,000 0.69%
2019 725,000 0.69%
2018 720,000 0.70%
2017 715,000 0.70%
2016 710,000 0.57%
2015 706,000 0.71%
2014 701,000 0.72%
2013 696,000 0.72%
2012 691,000 0.58%
2011 687,000 0.73%
2010 682,000 0.74%
2009 677,000 0.59%
2008 673,000 0.75%
2007 668,000 0.75%
2006 663,000 0.61%
2005 659,000 0.76%
2004 654,000 0.62%
2003 650,000 0.62%
2002 646,000 0.78%
2001 641,000 0.16%
2000 640,000 0.16%
1999 639,000 0.16%
1998 638,000 0.00%
1997 638,000 0.16%
1996 637,000 0.16%
1995 636,000 0.00%
1994 636,000 0.16%
1993 635,000 0.16%
1992 634,000 0.00%
1991 634,000 0.00%
1990 634,000 -0.16%
1989 635,000 -0.16%
1988 636,000 -0.16%
1987 637,000 -0.16%
1986 638,000 0.00%
1985 638,000 -0.16%
1984 639,000 -0.16%
1983 640,000 -0.16%
1982 641,000 -0.16%
1981 642,000 -0.16%
1980 643,000 -0.31%
1979 645,000 -0.15%
1978 646,000 -0.31%
1977 648,000 -0.15%
1976 649,000 -0.31%
1975 651,000 -0.15%
1974 652,000 -0.31%
1973 654,000 -0.15%
1972 655,000 -0.30%
1971 657,000 -0.15%
1970 658,000 -0.15%
1969 659,000 0.00%
1968 659,000 -0.15%
1967 660,000 -0.15%
1966 661,000 -0.15%
1965 662,000 0.00%
1964 662,000 -0.15%
1963 663,000 -0.15%
1962 664,000 -0.15%
1961 665,000 0.30%
1960 663,000 0.15%
1959 662,000 0.30%
1958 660,000 0.30%
1957 658,000 0.30%
1956 656,000 0.31%
1955 654,000 0.31%
1954 652,000 0.31%
1953 650,000 0.15%
1952 649,000 0.31%
1951 647,000 0.31%
1950 645,000 0.00%