U.K. Urban Population 1960-2020

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • U.K. urban population for 2019 was 55,908,316, a 0.87% increase from 2018.
  • U.K. urban population for 2018 was 55,426,598, a 0.92% increase from 2017.
  • U.K. urban population for 2017 was 54,923,317, a 0.99% increase from 2016.
  • U.K. urban population for 2016 was 54,382,825, a 1.08% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 270,663,028
Japan 115,782,416
Germany 64,324,835
United Kingdom 55,908,316
France 54,123,364
Italy 42,651,966
South Korea 42,106,719
Argentina 41,339,571
Spain 37,927,409
Canada 30,628,482
Saudi Arabia 28,807,838
Poland 22,796,574
Australia 21,844,756
Chile 16,610,135
Netherlands 15,924,729
Belgium 11,259,082
Sweden 9,021,165
Greece 8,507,474
UAE 8,479,744
Israel 8,374,393
Czech Republic 7,887,156
Hong Kong 7,507,400
Hungary 6,999,582
Portugal 6,753,579
Switzerland 6,332,428
Singapore 5,703,569
Austria 5,194,416
Denmark 5,119,978
Finland 4,716,888
Norway 4,418,218
New Zealand 4,258,860
Oman 4,250,777
Kuwait 4,207,083
Uruguay 3,303,394
Ireland 3,133,123
Puerto Rico 2,988,531
Slovak Republic 2,930,419
Panama 2,890,084
Qatar 2,809,071
Croatia 2,328,318
Lithuania 1,891,013
Bahrain 1,467,109
Latvia 1,304,943
Slovenia 1,144,654
Estonia 916,024
Cyprus 800,708
Trinidad and Tobago 741,944
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 565,488
Malta 475,902
Iceland 339,110
Brunei 337,711
Bahamas 323,784
New Caledonia 204,637
French Polynesia 172,870
Guam 158,693
Curacao 140,363
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 102,187
Barbados 89,431
Andorra 67,873
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 63,918
Seychelles 55,762
Channel Islands 53,281
Northern Mariana Islands 52,472
Greenland 48,945
Aruba 46,295
Isle of Man 44,605
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,733
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 35,655
Gibraltar 33,701
San Marino 32,969
Antigua and Barbuda 23,800
Faroe Islands 20,554
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,269
Palau 14,491
British Virgin Islands 14,449
Liechtenstein 5,464
U.K. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 55,908,316 83.65 0.87%
2018 55,426,598 83.40 0.91%
2017 54,923,317 83.14 0.99%
2016 54,382,825 82.89 1.07%
2015 53,802,927 82.63 1.11%
2014 53,209,683 82.37 1.06%
2013 52,650,595 82.10 0.99%
2012 52,130,345 81.84 1.02%
2011 51,600,211 81.57 1.11%
2010 51,030,310 81.30 1.12%
2009 50,463,084 81.03 1.10%
2008 49,913,475 80.76 1.13%
2007 49,351,705 80.48 1.13%
2006 48,798,541 80.20 1.09%
2005 48,269,624 79.92 1.05%
2004 47,767,769 79.63 0.93%
2003 47,323,791 79.34 0.83%
2002 46,930,583 79.05 0.80%
2001 46,557,334 78.75 0.51%
2000 46,319,551 78.65 0.43%
1999 46,119,137 78.59 0.41%
1998 45,931,122 78.53 0.37%
1997 45,762,480 78.47 0.33%
1996 45,610,451 78.41 0.33%
1995 45,459,651 78.35 0.34%
1994 45,304,828 78.29 0.33%
1993 45,154,426 78.23 0.32%
1992 45,011,752 78.17 0.35%
1991 44,855,736 78.11 0.27%
1990 44,733,264 78.14 0.24%
1989 44,628,280 78.19 0.20%
1988 44,540,723 78.24 0.16%
1987 44,470,325 78.29 0.15%
1986 44,404,206 78.34 0.17%
1985 44,329,755 78.39 0.16%
1984 44,257,473 78.44 0.10%
1983 44,215,089 78.49 -0.03%
1982 44,228,171 78.54 -0.10%
1981 44,271,630 78.59 0.17%
1980 44,195,960 78.48 0.32%
1979 44,054,299 78.32 0.29%
1978 43,925,435 78.16 0.21%
1977 43,833,733 78.01 0.17%
1976 43,757,644 77.84 0.18%
1975 43,677,888 77.68 0.20%
1974 43,590,038 77.52 0.27%
1973 43,470,962 77.36 0.40%
1972 43,295,638 77.20 0.55%
1971 43,056,861 77.03 0.30%
1970 42,925,829 77.12 0.21%
1969 42,833,742 77.26 0.23%
1968 42,733,856 77.40 0.30%
1967 42,603,817 77.54 0.36%
1966 42,452,048 77.68 0.37%
1965 42,294,196 77.82 0.46%
1964 42,098,400 77.96 0.47%
1963 41,900,114 78.10 0.57%
1962 41,661,202 78.24 0.67%
1961 41,381,472 78.37 0.67%
1960 41,104,656 78.44 0.28%