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UK Population and Religion Percentage

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 UN World Population Prospects, the estimated population of the United Kingdom in 2023 is 67,736,802 (68 million or 6.8 Crore)

UK Countries by Population

#CountryPopulation
1England57.7 millions
2Scotland5.6 millions
3Wales3.2 millions
4Northern Ireland2 million

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

United KingdomPopulation
Total Population67,508,935 (67.5 million)
Global Rank21
Share of World Pop.0.87%
Land Area 241,930 sq. km (93,410 sq. mi)
Area Rank78
Pop. Density279 persons/sq.km
Growth rate0.34%
Fertility Rate1.8
Infant mortality rate3.8
Median Age years
Life Expectancy 81.77  years
Urban Population40.5

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Religion in United Kingdom

Christianity is the largest religion in the United Kingdom followed by 59.5% of the population. Among Christians, Anglicans are the most common denomination, followed by the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists. 

Non-Christian faiths account for 8%, and the remaining 32.90% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Other Religion includes Islam (4.4%) , Hinduism (1.3%), Sikhism (0.7%) , Judaism (0.4%) , Buddhism (0.4%) and other smaller faiths (0.4%)

Religion in the United Kingdom (2011 census)

Religion Pop. 2011 CensusPercentage
Christianity37,583,96259.5
Islam2,786,6354.4
Hinduism835,3941.3
Sikhism432,4290.7
Judaism269,5680.4
Buddhism261,5840.4
Other religion262,7740.4
No religion16,221,50925.7
Religion not stated4,528,3237.2

Source: UK Census 2011

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
8NewcastleTyneside774,891
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
18MiddlesbroughTeesside376,633
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 and 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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Source: UN World  Population Prospects; UK Census

*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.

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