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Population of United Kingdom 2022

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, 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 within the British Isles.

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of United Kingdom in 2021 is 68,000,004 (68 million or 6.8 Crore)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

*The term “Great Britain” is often used to refer to England, Scotland and Wales, including their component adjoining islands.

United Kingdom Population 2022

United kingdom has a population growth rate during 2020-2021 of 0.39%. Its estimated population in 2022 is 68,497,913 (68.5 million)* equivalent to 0.87% of the total world population. 

The total Land Area of UK is 241,930 sq. km (93,410 sq. mi) & the Population Density of UK is 281 per Km2 (727 people per mi2).

Population of  United Kingdom in 2022 –  68.5 million (Approx)
United Kingdom2022 Population
Total Population68,497,913 (68.5 million)
Global Rank21
Share of World Pop.0.87%
Land Area 241,930 sq. km (93,410 sq. mi)
Area Rank78
Pop. Density281 persons/sq.km
Capital CityLondon

Countries of United kingdom by Population

Part2022 Estimates
England57.7 millions
Scotland5.6 millions
Wales3.2 millions
Northern Ireland2 millions
United Kingdom68.5

*The term “Great Britain” is often used to refer to England, Scotland and Wales, including their component adjoining islands.

United Kingdom Demographics
Fertility Rate1.8
Infant mortality rate3.8
Median Age years
Life Expectancy 81.77  years
Urban Population40.5

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in United Kingdom

Religion in the United Kingdom (2011 census)

  • Christianity  – 59.5%
  • No religion  – 25.7%
  • Islam – 4.4%
  • Hinduism – 1.3%
  • Sikhism – 0.7%
  • Judaism – 0.4%
  • Buddhism – 0.4%
  • Other religions – 0.4%
  • Not stated – 7.2%

Top Cities in by Population

#CityUrban AreaPopulation
1LondonGreater London 9,787,426
2ManchesterGreater Manchester 2,553,379
3BirminghamWest Midlands 2,440,986
4LeedsWest Yorkshire1,777,934
5GlasgowGreater Glasgow985,290
6LiverpoolLiverpool Urban Area864,122
7SouthamptonSouth Hampshire855,569
9NottinghamNottingham Urban Area729,977
10SheffieldSheffield Urban Area685,368
11BristolBristol Urban Area617,280
12EdinburghEdinburgh Urban Area512,150
13LeicesterLeicester Urban Area508,916
14BelfastBelfast Urban Area483,418
15BrightonBrighton and Hove built-up area474,485
16BournemouthSouth East Dorset conurbation466,266
17CardiffCardiff Urban Area390,214
19Stoke-on-TrentThe Potteries Urban Area372,775
20CoventryCoventry and Bedworth Urban Area359,262

Indian Population in United Kingdom

Indians make around 2.3% of the United Kingdom population & approx population of Indians in the United Kingdom as of 2021 is 16 Lakhs.  As per the UK Census of 2011, Total Indian Population in the United Kingdom is 1,451,862 (14.51 Lakhs). People born in India are the UK’s largest foreign-born population, totaling an estimated 734,000 in 2013.

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