U.K. Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of U.K. population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of U.K. in 2021 is 279.98 people per square kilometer, a 0.47% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2020 was 278.67 people per square kilometer, a 0.53% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2019 was 277.21 people per square kilometer, a 0.58% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2018 was 275.61 people per square kilometer, a 0.62% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Macao 21,657.70
Monaco 19,755.50
Singapore 8,201.23
Hong Kong 6,804.33
Gibraltar 3,369.80
Bahrain 2,247.17
Malta 1,383.70
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,276.82
Channel Islands 885.08
Barbados 669.10
Aruba 595.58
San Marino 566.95
South Korea 511.32
Netherlands 413.41
Israel 398.27
Belgium 381.01
Curacao 371.17
Japan 333.49
Puerto Rico 318.86
Guam 315.15
United Kingdom 279.98
Trinidad and Tobago 273.56
Cayman Islands 255.76
Qatar 252.41
Luxembourg 245.10
Kuwait 242.90
Liechtenstein 239.06
Germany 234.63
Antigua and Barbuda 224.39
Seychelles 215.02
Switzerland 211.08
British Virgin Islands 202.81
Italy 200.33
Andorra 164.59
Isle of Man 149.84
Denmark 135.44
Cyprus 131.41
Northern Mariana Islands 125.91
Poland 120.88
UAE 119.51
France 119.15
Portugal 110.25
Austria 107.81
Hungary 103.56
Slovenia 100.54
Spain 92.39
Greece 78.59
Croatia 72.13
Ireland 70.90
French Polynesia 70.63
Panama 58.10
Turks and Caicos Islands 41.30
Lithuania 41.20
Palau 39.50
Faroe Islands 35.14
United States 33.86
Estonia 29.23
Latvia 28.95
Bahamas 28.60
Chile 25.39
Sweden 22.71
Uruguay 19.78
New Zealand 18.16
Oman 16.88
Saudi Arabia 16.44
Argentina 16.40
Finland 16.39
New Caledonia 15.51
Bermuda 14.47
Norway 8.74
Canada 3.81
Iceland 3.33
Australia 3.33
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
United Kingdom - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 279.98 0.47%
2020 278.67 0.53%
2019 277.21 0.58%
2018 275.61 0.62%
2017 273.91 0.65%
2016 272.15 0.66%
2015 270.35 0.67%
2014 268.56 0.68%
2013 266.75 0.71%
2012 264.87 0.79%
2011 262.80 0.89%
2010 260.50 1.00%
2009 257.91 1.10%
2008 255.10 1.12%
2007 252.27 1.04%
2006 249.67 0.88%
2005 247.48 0.69%
2004 245.77 0.52%
2003 244.50 0.40%
2002 243.53 0.34%
2001 242.70 0.34%
2000 241.88 0.35%
1999 241.02 0.35%
1998 240.18 0.35%
1997 239.35 0.33%
1996 238.55 0.31%
1995 237.81 0.29%
1994 237.11 0.28%
1993 236.45 0.27%
1992 235.81 0.27%
1991 235.17 0.27%
1990 234.53 0.28%
1989 233.88 0.28%
1988 233.21 0.27%
1987 232.58 0.24%
1986 232.02 0.19%
1985 231.57 0.14%
1984 231.24 0.10%
1983 231.01 0.06%
1982 230.87 0.04%
1981 230.78 0.02%
1980 230.73 0.01%
1979 230.72 0.00%
1978 230.72 0.00%
1977 230.71 0.03%
1976 230.65 0.06%
1975 230.50 0.11%
1974 230.25 0.15%
1973 229.90 0.20%
1972 229.43 0.26%
1971 228.84 0.32%
1970 228.12 0.37%
1969 227.28 0.43%
1968 226.31 0.48%
1967 225.22 0.55%
1966 224.00 0.60%
1965 222.65 0.66%
1964 221.18 0.71%
1963 219.62 0.74%
1962 218.01 0.72%
1961 216.44 0.68%
1960 214.98 0.62%
1959 213.64 0.56%
1958 212.45 0.50%
1957 211.39 0.45%
1956 210.44 0.40%
1955 209.61 0.34%
1954 208.90 0.28%
1953 208.33 0.20%
1952 207.92 0.10%
1951 207.72 -0.03%
1950 207.77 0.00%