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The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Source: Wikipedia

Area of United Kingdom 251,869.6 km²
Population 64.5 million
Male Population 31,677,978 (49.1%)
Female Population 32,817,612 (50.9%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +15.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +9.9%
Median Age 39.6 years
Male Median Age 38.5 years
Female Median Age 40.6 years
Timezone British Summer Time

Map of United Kingdom

Population Over Time

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 55,972,268 56,906,948 58,659,896 64,495,461
Population Density 222.2 / km² 225.9 / km² 232.9 / km² 256.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Population By Age and Gender

United Kingdom Population Tree
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 2,037,605 1,945,441 3,983,047
5-9 1,830,123 1,745,376 3,575,500
10-14 1,911,645 1,821,223 3,732,869
15-19 2,079,334 1,992,845 4,072,179
20-24 2,212,323 2,179,108 4,391,432
25-29 2,192,394 2,206,003 4,398,397
30-34 2,100,682 2,104,293 4,204,976
35-39 2,123,191 2,151,117 4,274,308
40-44 2,329,834 2,386,461 4,716,296
45-49 2,342,282 2,397,232 4,739,514
50-54 2,074,948 2,111,517 4,186,465
55-59 1,827,156 1,870,239 3,697,396
60-64 1,914,096 1,984,203 3,898,300
65-69 1,498,552 1,590,716 3,089,269
70-74 1,190,393 1,331,960 2,522,353
75-79 924,542 1,129,638 2,054,181
80-84 628,960 905,323 1,534,283
85 Plus 459,917 964,917 1,424,834
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1000 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 Year Growth %Avg 10 Year Growth
1000 1,697,281 n/a n/a
1100 2,554,955 4.2% 85,767
1200 4,519,931 5.9% 196,497
1300 6,309,453 3.4% 178,952
1400 2,895,644 -7.5% -341,380
1500 4,193,470 3.8% 129,782
1600 4,993,179 1.8% 79,970
1700 6,746,717 3.1% 175,353
1800 12,056,552 6% 530,983
1900 37,896,384 12.1% 2,583,983
1910 41,762,775 10.2% 3,866,391
1920 43,913,486 5.1% 2,150,711
1930 45,936,203 4.6% 2,022,717
1940 47,682,859 3.8% 1,746,656
1950 50,602,285 6.1% 2,919,426
1960 52,372,204 3.5% 1,769,919
1970 55,641,181 6.2% 3,268,977
1990 56,906,948 1.1% 632,883
2000 58,659,896 3.1% 1,752,948
2020 66,609,410 6.6% 3,974,757
2030 70,485,325 5.8% 3,875,915
2040 73,885,981 4.8% 3,400,656
2050 77,119,667 4.4% 3,233,686
2060 79,927,984 3.6% 2,808,317
2070 82,115,048 2.7% 2,187,064
2080 83,843,066 2.1% 1,728,018
2090 84,930,599 1.3% 1,087,533
2100 85,355,026 0.5% 424,427
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

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