U.K. Population Density 1950-2023

Chart and table of U.K. population density from 1950 to 2023. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of U.K. in 2023 is 278.05 people per square kilometer, a 0.34% increase from 2022.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2022 was 277.12 people per square kilometer, a 0.34% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2021 was 276.18 people per square kilometer, a 0.33% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2020 was 275.27 people per square kilometer, a 0.42% increase from 2019.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2023 Population Density
Macao 22,861.98
Singapore 8,365.40
Hong Kong 6,749.20
Gibraltar 3,268.80
Bahrain 1,904.50
Malta 1,672.08
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,300.65
Barbados 655.80
Aruba 590.43
San Marino 560.70
South Korea 515.98
Monaco 484.48
Curacao 432.61
Netherlands 424.13
Israel 415.70
Belgium 382.78
Puerto Rico 367.57
Japan 326.20
Guam 320.28
Trinidad and Tobago 299.21
United Kingdom 278.05
Cayman Islands 262.54
Luxembourg 252.81
Liechtenstein 247.40
Kuwait 241.87
Qatar 236.41
Seychelles 234.04
Germany 232.94
Antigua and Barbuda 214.31
Switzerland 213.04
British Virgin Islands 210.25
Italy 195.36
Andorra 170.40
Isle of Man 148.61
Denmark 137.72
Cyprus 136.22
Poland 131.21
France 117.94
Portugal 111.11
Hungary 109.17
Northern Mariana Islands 108.25
Austria 106.81
Slovenia 103.50
UAE 96.47
Spain 93.92
Greece 78.37
French Polynesia 77.22
Ireland 71.95
Panama 59.32
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.49
Croatia 45.51
Lithuania 41.64
Palau 39.26
Faroe Islands 38.16
United States 34.58
Bahamas 29.73
Estonia 29.17
Latvia 28.34
Chile 25.94
Sweden 23.72
New Zealand 19.53
Uruguay 19.43
Saudi Arabia 17.19
Argentina 16.46
Finland 16.38
New Caledonia 15.77
Oman 15.01
Bermuda 14.93
Norway 8.76
Canada 3.93
Iceland 3.64
Australia 3.42
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
United Kingdom - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2023 278.05 0.34%
2022 277.12 0.34%
2021 276.18 0.33%
2020 275.27 0.42%
2019 274.12 0.52%
2018 272.70 0.56%
2017 271.19 0.62%
2016 269.51 0.66%
2015 267.74 0.70%
2014 265.89 0.73%
2013 263.96 0.77%
2012 261.93 0.83%
2011 259.79 0.84%
2010 257.63 0.83%
2009 255.50 0.81%
2008 253.45 0.79%
2007 251.47 0.75%
2006 249.59 0.70%
2005 247.87 0.65%
2004 246.28 0.58%
2003 244.86 0.50%
2002 243.65 0.45%
2001 242.57 0.41%
2000 241.57 0.37%
1999 240.69 0.34%
1998 239.88 0.32%
1997 239.11 0.30%
1996 238.41 0.26%
1995 237.80 0.25%
1994 237.21 0.24%
1993 236.64 0.24%
1992 236.07 0.26%
1991 235.46 0.26%
1990 234.84 0.24%
1989 234.29 0.22%
1988 233.79 0.22%
1987 233.27 0.18%
1986 232.84 0.14%
1985 232.52 0.13%
1984 232.21 0.12%
1983 231.93 0.09%
1982 231.72 0.10%
1981 231.50 0.12%
1980 231.22 0.11%
1979 230.96 0.04%
1978 230.86 -0.01%
1977 230.88 -0.03%
1976 230.96 -0.01%
1975 230.97 0.06%
1974 230.84 0.12%
1973 230.56 0.20%
1972 230.11 0.32%
1971 229.37 0.41%
1970 228.44 0.41%
1969 227.50 0.46%
1968 226.47 0.53%
1967 225.26 0.58%
1966 223.97 0.61%
1965 222.61 0.68%
1964 221.10 0.66%
1963 219.65 0.61%
1962 218.31 0.61%
1961 216.99 0.61%
1960 215.68 0.58%
1959 214.45 0.54%
1958 213.30 0.54%
1957 212.15 0.51%
1956 211.08 0.45%
1955 210.14 0.44%
1954 209.23 0.48%
1953 208.24 0.48%
1952 207.24 0.42%
1951 206.36 0.43%
1950 205.47 0.00%