Population of the largest urban areas in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, (in million inhabitants)*

Population of largest urban areas in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017 This statistic shows the population of the largest urban areas of the United Kingdom as of 2017, by the main city these areas are concentrated around. The British capital, London had a population of 8.8 million people in this year, almost four times that of Birmingham, the UK second biggest city.
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Population in million inhabitants
Greater London (London)8.83
West Midlands (Birmingham)2.9
Greater Manchester (Manchester)2.8
West Yorkshire (Leeds)2.3
Greater Glasgow (Glasgow)1.88
Merseyside (Liverpool)1.42
South Yorkshire (Sheffield)1.39
Tyne & Wear (Newcastle)1.13
Population in million inhabitants
Greater London (London)8.83
West Midlands (Birmingham)2.9
Greater Manchester (Manchester)2.8
West Yorkshire (Leeds)2.3
Greater Glasgow (Glasgow)1.88
Merseyside (Liverpool)1.42
South Yorkshire (Sheffield)1.39
Tyne & Wear (Newcastle)1.13
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This statistic shows the population of the largest urban areas of the United Kingdom as of 2017, by the main city these areas are concentrated around. The British capital, London had a population of 8.8 million people in this year, almost four times that of Birmingham, the UK second biggest city.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2017
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* With the exception of London and Glasgow, the urban areas listed in this statistic are classed as Metropolitan Counties. London is classed as a region of England, while Glasgow is a combination of eight Scottish council areas (Glasgow City, North & South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde.)
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