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 October 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


United Kingdom Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Unemployment Rate 4.50 percent Aug/21 4.60 11.90 3.40
Unemployed Persons 2112.80 Thousand Sep/21 2163.90 3090.00 422.60
Employed Persons 32416.00 Thousand Jul/21 32357.00 33073.00 23630.00
Part Time Employment 7976.00 Thousand Jul/21 7831.00 8704.00 5995.00
Full Time Employment 24440.00 Thousand Jul/21 24526.00 24715.00 19136.00
Claimant Count Change -51.10 Thousand Sep/21 -58.60 844.10 -151.40
Employment Rate 75.30 percent Jul/21 75.20 76.60 65.60
Labor Force Participation Rate 78.90 percent Jul/21 78.90 79.80 74.10
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.20 percent Jul/21 12.90 22.50 10.80
Productivity 101.70 points Jun/21 101.60 105.50 43.30
Labour Costs 107.30 points Jun/21 110.10 111.60 4.60
Job Vacancies 1102.00 Thousand Aug/21 1036.00 1102.00 340.00
Wages 581.00 GBP/Week Aug/21 578.00 581.00 300.00
Wages in Manufacturing 638.00 GBP/Week Aug/21 643.00 643.00 356.00
Wage Growth 7.20 percent Aug/21 8.30 8.80 -2.70
Population 67.20 Million Dec/20 66.80 67.20 50.29
Non Farm Payrolls 29180.00 Thousand Sep/21 28973.00 29180.00 26763.00
Employment Change 235.00 Thousand Jul/21 183.00 311.00 -407.00
Average Weekly Hours 31.50 Hours Jul/21 31.10 33.50 25.80


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.