Population of the UK 1990-2021, by generation

Population of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2021, by generation

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Release date

December 2022


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2021

Supplementary notes

*Data for 2021 does not yet include those aged over 89 for these generations

Generations are defined as being born in the following years (as of mid-year)

Generation Alpha: 2013-2020
Generation Z: 1997-2012
Millennials: 1981-1996
Generation X: 1965-1980
Baby Boomers: 1946-1964
Silent Generation:1928-1945
Greatest Generation: Pre-1928 (Also includes the youngest members of the 'Lost Generation' born before 1901)

From 2002 onwards, data for those over the age of 90 was taken from the following report:

Mid-year population estimates of the very old, including centenarians: UK

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