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Population of the United Kingdom (UK) 2019, by country

In 2019 the population of the United Kingdom was estimated to have been over 66.8 million with over 56 million of these people living in England. Scotland had the next highest population, at 5.46 million people, followed by Wales at 3.15 million and finally Northern Ireland which had 1.89 million people living there in 2019.

Regions and Counties

The United Kingdom is a patchwork of various regional units, within England the largest of these are regions which show how London, along with the rest of South East England had around 18 million people living there in 2019. The next significant regional units are the 47 metropolitan and ceremonial counties, the smallest of which is Rutland which had a population of just under 40 thousand in 2019.

Regional divisions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

The smaller countries that make up the United Kingdom each have different local subdivisions. Within Scotland these are called council areas whereas in Wales the main regional units are called unitary authorities. Northern Ireland on the other hand has eleven local government districts, the largest of which is Belfast with a population of around 340 thousand.

Population of the United Kingdom in 2019, by country

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2019

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