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Wales

Area of Wales 22,109 km²
Population 3.1 million
Male Population 1,526,608 (49.1%)
Female Population 1,579,863 (50.9%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +7.8%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +6.9%
Median Age 41.4 years old
Male Median Age 40.2 years old
Female Median Age 42.6 years old
Timezone British Summer Time

Wales Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 2,880,397 2,865,462 2,905,273 3,106,468
Population Density 130.3 / km² 129.6 / km² 131.4 / km² 140.5 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Wales Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 6.9% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Wales +7.8% +8.4% +6.9%
United Kingdom +15.2% +13.3% +9.9%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Wales Median Age

Median Age: 41.4 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Male)Median Age (Female)
Wales 41.4 years 40.2 years 42.6 years
United Kingdom 39.6 years 38.5 years 40.6 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Wales Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 92,079 87,475 179,554
5-9 84,123 79,855 163,979
10-14 91,722 86,978 178,700
15-19 102,526 98,863 201,390
20-24 111,584 105,421 217,006
25-29 95,738 93,231 188,970
30-34 88,982 87,929 176,911
35-39 91,423 93,477 184,901
40-44 105,685 109,481 215,167
45-49 109,689 113,131 222,821
50-54 100,289 103,827 204,117
55-59 93,210 96,304 189,514
60-64 102,669 105,741 208,410
65-69 82,660 86,360 169,020
70-74 65,907 71,455 137,362
75-79 50,120 60,576 110,696
80-84 33,705 47,576 81,281
85 Plus 24,498 52,182 76,681
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Wales Population Density

Population Density: 140.5 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Wales 3.1 million 22,109 km² 140.5 / km²
United Kingdom 64.5 million 251,869.6 km² 256.1 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Wales Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1975 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
1990 2,865,462 n/a n/a
2000 2,905,273 1.4% 39,811
2020 3,186,935 4.7% 140,831
2030 3,338,070 4.7% 151,135
2040 3,471,493 4% 133,423
2050 3,600,955 3.7% 129,462
2060 3,713,083 3.1% 112,128
2070 3,798,249 2.3% 85,166
2080 3,863,877 1.7% 65,628
2090 3,901,339 1% 37,462
2100 3,909,581 0.2% 8,242
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

Wales CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Wales 36,202,507 t 11.7 t 1,637 t/km²
United Kingdom 727,924,989 t 11.3 t 2,890 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Wales Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1921 to 2020)

Average Temp
10.8°C
51.4°F
Average High
14.7°C
58.4°F
Average Low
6.8°C
44.3°F
   Record High Temperature
28.3°C
82.9°F
   Record Low Temperature
-6.1°C
21.0°F
   Average Precipitation
65.2 mm
2.6 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
14.4 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Flood High (10)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Top places in Wales

Other places in United Kingdom

Place Area Population Population Density
England 133,213.9 km² 54.3 million 407.9 / km²
Northern Ireland 14,482.9 km² 1.9 million 128.3 / km²
Scotland 82,060.2 km² 5.3 million 65.0 / km²
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