The total population in the United Kingdom was estimated at 66.7 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures. source: Eurostat

Looking back, in the year of 1960, the United Kingdom had a population of 52.2 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 November of 2020.

Population in the United Kingdom is expected to reach 66.95 Million by the end of 2020, 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 2021 and 67.71 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
66.65 66.27 66.65 52.20 1960 - 2019 Million Yearly

United Kingdom Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.80 4.50 11.90 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 32507.00 32591.00 33073.00 23630.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2633.70 2663.50 3090.00 422.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 8111.00 8200.00 8704.00 5995.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 24396.00 24390.00 24656.00 19136.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 75.30 75.60 76.60 65.60 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -29.80 -40.20 858.10 -98.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 79.10 79.20 79.80 74.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.90 0.80 4.30 0.80 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.10 13.60 22.30 9.70 percent [+]
Labour Costs 131.40 108.10 131.40 19.60 points [+]
Productivity 103.00 97.90 103.00 42.60 points [+]
Job Vacancies 525.00 491.00 855.00 343.00 Thousand [+]
Wages 553.00 552.00 553.00 300.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 622.00 619.00 622.00 356.00 GBP/Week [+]
Wage Growth 1.30 0.10 6.70 -2.70 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.72 8.21 8.72 5.05 GBP/Hour [+]
Population 66.65 66.27 66.65 52.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 65.50 66.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 65.50 66.00 65.00 [+]
Average Weekly Hours 28.50 27.30 33.50 25.80 Hours [+]
Employment Change -164.00 -153.00 311.00 -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.