Population of United Kingdom 2017

Population

Current population of the United Kingdom is 64,769,452 (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
adjective: British

Ethnic Groups

white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 est.)

Languages

English

note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales), Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland), Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 in Cornwall) (2012 est.)

Religions

Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 17.53% (male 5,819,363/female 5,532,123)
15-24 years: 11.9% (male 3,938,643/female 3,770,511)
25-54 years: 40.55% (male 13,387,903/female 12,873,090)
55-64 years: 11.98% (male 3,843,268/female 3,918,244)
65 years and over: 18.04% (male 5,246,475/female 6,439,832) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 55.1
youth dependency ratio: 27.6
elderly dependency ratio: 27.6
potential support ratio: 3.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 40.5 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 41.7 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.5% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

12.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

the core of the population lies in and around London, with significant clusters found in central Britain around Manchester and Liverpool, in the Scotish lowlands between Endinburgh and Glasgow, southern Wales in and around Cardiff, and far eastern Northern Ireland centered on Belfast

Urbanization

urban population: 82.6% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.88% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

LONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

28.5 years

note: data represent England and Wales only (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

9 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 4.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 80.7 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.88 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

84%

note: percent of women aged 16-49 (2008/09)

Health Expenditures

9.1% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.81 physicians/1,000 population (2015)

Hospital Bed Density

2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 99.1% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 99.2% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.9% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 0.8% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

29.8% (2014)

Education Expenditures

5.8% of GDP (2014)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 18 years
male: 17 years
female: 18 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 16.9%
male: 18.9%
female: 14.8% (2014 est.)