The total population in the United Kingdom was estimated at 66.2 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, the United Kingdom had a population of 52.2 million people. source: Eurostat

Population in the United Kingdom is expected to be 66.95 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Population is projected to trend around 67.71 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66.19 65.81 66.19 52.20 1960 - 2018 Million Yearly


United Kingdom Population
The population of the United Kingdom represents 0.91 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 111 people on the planet is a resident of United Kingdom.

United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.80 3.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32801.00 32753.00 32811.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1240.20 1218.00 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8564.00 8540.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24238.00 24213.00 24238.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.20 76.00 76.20 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 28.80 26.40 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.20 79.20 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.40 11.70 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.40 108.90 109.40 20.90 points [+]
Productivity 101.30 100.90 101.60 42.40 points [+]
Job Vacancies 794.00 800.00 861.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 542.00 542.00 542.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 620.00 617.00 620.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.20 3.70 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.21 7.83 8.21 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.19 65.81 66.19 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.00 65.50 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.00 65.50 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1300.00 1230.00 1300.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 895.00 850.00 900.00 785.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.10 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 24.00 -58.00 311.00 -279.00 Thousand [+]