U.K. Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of U.K. population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of U.K. in 2021 is 68,207,116, a 0.47% increase from 2020.
  • The population of U.K. in 2020 was 67,886,011, a 0.53% increase from 2019.
  • The population of U.K. in 2019 was 67,530,172, a 0.58% increase from 2018.
  • The population of U.K. in 2018 was 67,141,684, a 0.62% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2021 Population
United States 332,915,073
Japan 126,050,804
Germany 83,900,473
United Kingdom 68,207,116
France 65,426,179
Italy 60,367,477
South Korea 51,305,186
Spain 46,745,216
Argentina 45,605,826
Canada 38,067,903
Poland 37,797,005
Saudi Arabia 35,340,683
Australia 25,788,215
Taiwan 23,855,010
Chile 19,212,361
Netherlands 17,173,099
Belgium 11,632,326
Greece 10,370,744
Portugal 10,167,925
Sweden 10,160,169
UAE 9,991,089
Hungary 9,634,164
Austria 9,043,070
Israel 8,789,774
Switzerland 8,715,494
Hong Kong 7,552,810
Singapore 5,896,686
Denmark 5,813,298
Finland 5,548,360
Norway 5,465,630
Oman 5,223,375
Ireland 4,982,907
New Zealand 4,860,643
Panama 4,381,579
Kuwait 4,328,550
Croatia 4,081,651
Uruguay 3,485,151
Qatar 2,930,528
Puerto Rico 2,828,255
Lithuania 2,689,862
Slovenia 2,078,724
Latvia 1,866,942
Bahrain 1,748,296
Trinidad and Tobago 1,403,375
Estonia 1,325,185
Cyprus 1,215,584
Macao 658,394
Luxembourg 634,814
Malta 442,784
Bahamas 396,913
Iceland 343,353
New Caledonia 288,218
Barbados 287,711
French Polynesia 282,530
Channel Islands 175,245
Guam 170,179
Curacao 164,798
Aruba 107,204
Seychelles 98,908
Antigua and Barbuda 98,731
Isle of Man 85,410
Andorra 77,355
Cayman Islands 66,497
Bermuda 62,090
Northern Mariana Islands 57,917
Greenland 56,877
Faroe Islands 49,049
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,412
Monaco 39,511
Turks and Caicos Islands 39,231
Liechtenstein 38,250
San Marino 34,017
Gibraltar 33,698
British Virgin Islands 30,421
Palau 18,169
United Kingdom - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 68,207,116 0.47%
2020 67,886,011 0.53%
2019 67,530,172 0.58%
2018 67,141,684 0.62%
2017 66,727,461 0.65%
2016 66,297,944 0.66%
2015 65,860,146 0.67%
2014 65,423,047 0.68%
2013 64,984,018 0.71%
2012 64,525,312 0.79%
2011 64,021,919 0.89%
2010 63,459,808 1.00%
2009 62,828,616 1.10%
2008 62,145,097 1.12%
2007 61,455,162 1.04%
2006 60,821,356 0.88%
2005 60,287,954 0.69%
2004 59,872,753 0.52%
2003 59,561,432 0.40%
2002 59,326,294 0.34%
2001 59,124,288 0.34%
2000 58,923,309 0.35%
1999 58,715,854 0.35%
1998 58,509,974 0.35%
1997 58,307,313 0.33%
1996 58,113,557 0.31%
1995 57,932,453 0.29%
1994 57,763,378 0.28%
1993 57,602,284 0.27%
1992 57,446,037 0.27%
1991 57,290,785 0.27%
1990 57,134,391 0.28%
1989 56,974,297 0.28%
1988 56,812,757 0.27%
1987 56,658,270 0.24%
1986 56,522,503 0.19%
1985 56,413,553 0.14%
1984 56,332,901 0.10%
1983 56,276,798 0.06%
1982 56,241,412 0.04%
1981 56,220,735 0.02%
1980 56,209,171 0.01%
1979 56,205,083 0.00%
1978 56,205,913 0.00%
1977 56,203,595 0.03%
1976 56,188,348 0.06%
1975 56,152,333 0.11%
1974 56,092,066 0.15%
1973 56,006,296 0.20%
1972 55,892,418 0.26%
1971 55,748,531 0.32%
1970 55,573,453 0.37%
1969 55,367,947 0.43%
1968 55,132,596 0.48%
1967 54,866,534 0.55%
1966 54,568,868 0.60%
1965 54,240,850 0.66%
1964 53,882,751 0.71%
1963 53,500,716 0.74%
1962 53,109,399 0.72%
1961 52,727,768 0.68%
1960 52,370,602 0.62%
1959 52,045,662 0.56%
1958 51,754,673 0.50%
1957 51,495,702 0.45%
1956 51,265,880 0.40%
1955 51,063,902 0.34%
1954 50,890,915 0.28%
1953 50,750,976 0.20%
1952 50,651,280 0.10%
1951 50,601,935 -0.03%
1950 50,616,014 0.00%