U.K. Urban Population 1960-2022

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 2020 was 56,395,647, a 0.87% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. urban population for 2019 was 55,909,924, 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
U.K. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 56,395,647 83.90 0.87%
2019 55,909,924 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 %