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.

Population in the United Kingdom is expected to be 66.36 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 67.33 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.90 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32721.00 32714.00 32721.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1066.20 1039.20 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8575.00 8596.00 8636.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24146.00 24118.00 24146.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.10 76.10 76.10 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change 28.30 26.70 142.80 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.30 79.30 79.30 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.00 4.30 0.90 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.60 11.00 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Productivity 101.70 101.40 101.80 43.10 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.60 104.80 105.60 20.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 852.00 854.00 863.00 432.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 529.00 530.00 530.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 3.50 3.50 6.60 -2.60 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 607.00 609.00 609.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
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 Low Skilled 1320.00 1180.00 1320.00 1180.00 GBP/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 2330.00 2110.00 2460.00 2110.00 GBP/Month [+]
Average Weekly Hours 32.20 32.00 33.50 31.30 Hours [+]
Employment Change 179.00 222.00 311.00 -279.00 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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

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




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