U.K. Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • U.K. urban population for 2021 was 56,656,654, a 0.66% increase from 2020.
  • U.K. urban population for 2020 was 56,282,971, a 0.67% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. urban population for 2019 was 55,909,924, a 0.87% increase from 2018.
  • U.K. urban population for 2018 was 55,426,598, a 0.92% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
U.K. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 56,656,654 84.15 0.66%
2020 56,282,971 83.90 0.67%
2019 55,909,924 83.65 0.87%
2018 55,426,598 83.40 0.91%
2017 54,923,317 83.14 0.99%
2016 54,382,825 82.89 1.07%
2015 53,802,927 82.63 1.11%
2014 53,209,683 82.37 1.06%
2013 52,650,595 82.10 0.99%
2012 52,130,345 81.84 1.02%
2011 51,600,211 81.57 1.11%
2010 51,030,310 81.30 1.12%
2009 50,463,084 81.03 1.10%
2008 49,913,475 80.76 1.13%
2007 49,351,705 80.48 1.13%
2006 48,798,541 80.20 1.09%
2005 48,269,624 79.92 1.05%
2004 47,767,769 79.63 0.93%
2003 47,323,791 79.34 0.83%
2002 46,930,583 79.05 0.80%
2001 46,557,334 78.75 0.51%
2000 46,319,551 78.65 0.43%
1999 46,119,137 78.59 0.41%
1998 45,931,122 78.53 0.37%
1997 45,762,480 78.47 0.33%
1996 45,610,451 78.41 0.33%
1995 45,459,651 78.35 0.34%
1994 45,304,828 78.29 0.33%
1993 45,154,426 78.23 0.32%
1992 45,011,752 78.17 0.35%
1991 44,855,736 78.11 0.27%
1990 44,733,264 78.14 0.24%
1989 44,628,280 78.19 0.20%
1988 44,540,723 78.24 0.16%
1987 44,470,325 78.29 0.15%
1986 44,404,206 78.34 0.17%
1985 44,329,755 78.39 0.16%
1984 44,257,473 78.44 0.10%
1983 44,215,089 78.49 -0.03%
1982 44,228,171 78.54 -0.10%
1981 44,271,630 78.59 0.17%
1980 44,195,960 78.48 0.32%
1979 44,054,299 78.32 0.29%
1978 43,925,435 78.16 0.21%
1977 43,833,733 78.01 0.17%
1976 43,757,644 77.84 0.18%
1975 43,677,888 77.68 0.20%
1974 43,590,038 77.52 0.27%
1973 43,470,962 77.36 0.40%
1972 43,295,638 77.20 0.55%
1971 43,056,861 77.03 0.30%
1970 42,925,829 77.12 0.21%
1969 42,833,742 77.26 0.23%
1968 42,733,856 77.40 0.30%
1967 42,603,817 77.54 0.36%
1966 42,452,048 77.68 0.37%
1965 42,294,196 77.82 0.46%
1964 42,098,400 77.96 0.47%
1963 41,900,114 78.10 0.57%
1962 41,661,202 78.24 0.67%
1961 41,381,472 78.37 0.67%
1960 41,104,656 78.44 %