U.K. Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of U.K. population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of U.K. in 2022 is 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.
  • The population density of U.K. in 2019 was 274.12 people per square kilometer, a 0.52% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Macao 22,570.39
Singapore 8,311.11
Hong Kong 6,746.73
Gibraltar 3,264.90
Bahrain 1,887.48
Malta 1,666.52
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,299.26
Barbados 654.97
Aruba 591.36
San Marino 561.00
South Korea 516.30
Monaco 486.77
Curacao 430.55
Netherlands 422.82
Israel 409.53
Belgium 381.79
Puerto Rico 366.67
Japan 327.94
Guam 318.10
Trinidad and Tobago 298.45
United Kingdom 277.12
Cayman Islands 260.25
Luxembourg 250.04
Liechtenstein 245.79
Kuwait 239.56
Qatar 234.56
Germany 233.15
Seychelles 232.87
Antigua and Barbuda 213.10
Switzerland 211.68
British Virgin Islands 208.70
Italy 195.92
Andorra 169.84
Isle of Man 148.28
Denmark 137.05
Cyprus 135.28
Poland 127.47
France 117.70
Portugal 111.37
Northern Mariana Islands 107.72
Hungary 107.14
Austria 106.58
Slovenia 103.51
UAE 95.71
Spain 94.00
Greece 78.70
French Polynesia 76.57
Ireland 71.47
Panama 58.53
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.11
Croatia 45.76
Lithuania 42.12
Palau 39.25
Faroe Islands 38.03
United States 34.41
Bahamas 29.54
Estonia 29.25
Latvia 28.66
Chile 25.91
Sweden 23.58
Uruguay 19.42
New Zealand 19.37
Saudi Arabia 16.94
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.37
New Caledonia 15.61
Bermuda 14.96
Oman 14.79
Norway 8.69
Canada 3.89
Iceland 3.62
Australia 3.38
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
United Kingdom - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%