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Population of Wales 2022

Wales is a country in Northern Europe and is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, the Celtic Sea to the southwest, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of Wales in 2021 is 3,107,500 (3.1 million)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

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

Wales Population 2022

Wales has a population growth rate of 1.4% during 2011-2021. Its estimated population in 2022 is 32 million. The total Land Area of Wales is 20,732 sq. km  & the Population Density of Wales is 150 per Km2 

Population of  Wales  in 2022 –  3.2 million 
Wales2021 Population
Total Population3,107,500
UK Rank3
Share of UK Pop.5.5%
Land Area 20,732 sq. km 
Area Rank3
Pop. Density150 persons/sq.km
Capital CityCardiff

Religion in Wales

Christianity is the largest religion in Wales followed by 57.6% of the population. Among Christians, Anglicans are the most common denomination, followed by the Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists and Baptists. 

Non-Christian faiths account for 5%, and the remaining 32.1% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Other Religion includes Islam (1.5%) , Hinduism (0.3%), Sikhism (0.1%) , Judaism (0.1%) , Buddhism (0.3%) and other smaller faiths (0.4%)

Religion in the Wales (2011 census)

ReligionPopulationPercentae
Christianity1,763,29957.6%
Islam45,9501.5%
Hinduism10,4340.3%
Buddhism9,1170.3%
Sikhism2,9620.1%
Judaism2,0640.1%
Other religion12,7050.4%
No religion982,99732.1%
Religion not stated233,9287.6%

Source; UK Census 2011

Top Cities in Wales by Population

#CityPopulation
1Cardiff335,145
2Swansea239,000
3Newport128,060
4Wrexham61,603
5Barry54,673
6Neath50,658
7Cwmbran46,915
8Bridgend46,757
9Llanelli43,878
10Merthyr Tydfil43,820