United Kingdom - Population

United Kingdom: Population

Mnemonic POP.IGBR
Unit #
Undefined 0.1 %
Data 30 Jun 2021 65,121,700
30 Jun 2020 65,185,700

Series Information

Source U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Release Population Estimates - Scotland, England, Wales and N. Ireland (Regional)
Frequency Annual
Start Date 6/30/1981
End Date 6/30/2021

United Kingdom: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Birth Rate 2021 10.4 10.2 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Births 2021 694,685 681,560 #, NSA Annual
Death Rate 2021 10 10.3 % Annual
Deaths 2021 667,479 689,629 # Annual
Population 30 Jun 2021 65,121,700 65,185,700 # 365 days
Net Migration 2017 900,000 # Annual

Release Information

The U.K. Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports annual population data by five-year cohorts. Data is available through NOMIS. Figures are reported in number of persons (#).

Estimated resident population of an area - Includes all people who usually live there, whatever their nationality. Members of UK and non-UK armed forces stationed in the UK are included and UK forces stationed outside the UK are excluded. Students are taken to be resident at their term-time address. Accounts for long-term international migrants, but not short-term international migrants.

Mid-2007 population estimates are available at national level by single year of age and sex and subnationally (local authority/health area) by five year age group and sex. These include additional selected age groups and broad components of population change. For England and Wales at a subnational level, they reflect the local authority administrative boundaries that were set in 2005 (still in place on 1 April 2007). For Scotland they reflect the council area boundaries that were in place on 29 April 2001.

The methodology used to update the population estimates account for flows of long-term international migrants (defined as somebody who changes his or her country of usual residence for a period of at least one year), but not for flows of short-term international migrants.

Geo coverage includes both ONS and NUTS classifications.

  • ONS areas:
    • Country, 4, geo code pattern IGBR_^^^^
    • Country-level aggregate, 2, IGBR_X (Great Britain excl. Northern Ireland), IGBR_ENGW (England and Wales)
    • Region, 9, IGBR_^^^^
    • County, 27, IGBR_E1^^^^^^^
    • Local authority district (LAD), 391, IGBR_^^^^^^^^^
    • Pre-2009 district, 26, IGBR_95^^
  • Eurostat NUTS areas:
    • NUTS (2010) level 3 area, 133, IGBR_^^^

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