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Population of the UK 1871-2020

Population of the United Kingdom from 1871 to 2020

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Release date

June 2021

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1871 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information regarding specific years:

1871-1910: Exclusive of the population of the Islands in the British Seas and of the portions of the Armed Forces and Merchant Service Abroad.

1871-1911: There are no figures available for Northern Ireland prior to 1911. Figures prior to 1911 include Eire (Northern Ireland and The Irish Free State).

1872-1873, 1911-1914, 1939, 1948-1951: Home population includes both civilians and home armed forces resident in the stated country, not any UK armed forces posted abroad.

1921-1938, 1943-1947: Total population includes civilians and all UK armed forces posted at home and abroad.

1915-1918, 1940-1942: Civilian population includes only civilians resident in the stated country, not any armed forces either posted home or abroad.

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