Population of United Kingdom


UK population figures for 2010 sourced from www.statistics.gov.uk, with calculations to show differing birthplaces.

Population Location Born in UK Born in Europe Born Elsewhere
61,354,000 United Kingdom 88.36% 3.72% 7.91%
51,454,000 England 87.24% 3.93% 8.83%
2,553,000 North East 94.91% 1.68% 3.41%
6,820,000 North West 92.33% 2.54% 5.13%
5,211,000 Yorkshire & The Humber 92.04% 2.48% 5.49%
4,415,000 East Midlands 90.19% 3.67% 6.14%
5,385,000 West Midlands 89.84% 2.80% 7.35%
5,722,000 East 90.25% 3.58% 6.17%
7,820,000 London 65.68% 8.96% 25.36%
8,361,000 South East 89.01% 3.46% 7.53%
5,167,000 South West 93.11% 3.21% 3.68%
2,975,000 Wales 94.96% 1.88% 3.16%
5,150,000 Scotland 93.67% 2.78% 3.55%
1,776,000 Northern Ireland 94.43% 3.60% 1.97%

The figures for Europe include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

UK Born figures

  • The North East of England has the highest ratio of people born in the UK at 94.91%
  • London has the Lowest ratio of people born in the UK at 65.68%

Born in Europe, and living in UK

  • The North East of England has the lowest ratio of people born in Europe at 1.68%
  • London has the highest ratio of people born in Europe at 8.96%

Born outside the UK and Europe, and living in the UK

  • Northern Ireland has the lowest ratio of people born outside the UK and Europe at 1.97%
  • London has the highest ratio of people born outside the UK and Europe at 25.36%

It has been estimated that the UK population will increase to 70 million by the year 2029. A rise of 14.1% in 19 years.

 

Great Britain consists of: England, Scotland and Wales
The United Kingdom (UK) consists of: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

 

UK Census Population figures

  • 2001 census 58,789,194  (28,581,233 Males 30,207,961 Females)

 

A selection of UK Population estimates from various sources:

  • 2010 62,309,000
  • 2008 61,383,000
  • 2007 60,975,000
  • 2006 60,587,000
  • 2005 60,238,000
  • 2004 59,846,000
  • 2003 59,557,000
  • 2002 59,324,000
  • 2001 59,113,000
  • 2000 58,886,000
  • 1999 58,684,000
  • 1998 58,475,000
  • 1997 58,314,000
  • 1996 58,164,000
  • 1995 58,025,000
  • 1994 57,862,000
  • 1993 57,714,000
  • 1992 57,600,000
  • 1991 57,439,000
  • 1990 57,561,000
  • 1981 56,357,000
  • 1971 55,928,000
  • 1961 52,807,000
  • 1951 50,225,000
  • 1931 46,038,000
  • 1921 44,027,000
  • 1911 42,082,000
  • 1901 38,237,000
  • 1801 10,500,000

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