The total population in the United Kingdom was estimated at 67.2 million people in 2020, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics. source: Office for National Statistics

Looking back, in the year of 1950, the United Kingdom had a population of 50.4 million people. This page provides the latest reported value for - United Kingdom Population - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United Kingdom Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Population in the United Kingdom is expected to reach 67.50 Million by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Population is projected to trend around 67.81 Million in 2022 and 68.11 Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
67.20 66.80 67.20 50.29 1950 - 2020 Million Yearly

United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.70 11.90 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32180.00 32487.00 33073.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2322.20 2495.70 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 7718.00 7772.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24462.00 24715.00 24715.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 74.80 75.20 76.60 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -114.80 -92.60 844.10 -114.80 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.70 79.00 79.80 74.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 13.50 13.20 22.50 10.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.80 112.00 115.10 19.60 points [+]
Productivity 100.70 100.00 104.50 42.60 points [+]
Job Vacancies 862.00 758.00 864.00 341.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 574.00 571.00 574.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 633.00 632.00 636.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 7.30 5.60 7.30 -2.70 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.91 8.72 8.91 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 67.20 66.80 67.20 50.29 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 28858.00 28502.00 29064.00 26763.00 Thousand [+]
Average Weekly Hours 30.50 30.00 33.50 25.80 Hours [+]
Employment Change 25.00 113.00 311.00 -334.00 Thousand [+]


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.