U.K. Urban Population 1960-2024

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 2022 was 56,522,531, a 0.21% increase from 2021.
  • U.K. urban population for 2021 was 56,403,972, a 0.21% increase from 2020.
  • U.K. urban population for 2020 was 56,283,168, a 0.67% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. urban population for 2019 was 55,909,924, a 0.87% increase from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Urban Population
United States 276,908,634
Japan 115,058,684
Germany 65,286,292
United Kingdom 56,522,531
France 55,373,677
Argentina 42,696,478
Italy 42,175,051
South Korea 42,039,227
Spain 38,712,927
Canada 31,825,973
Saudi Arabia 30,848,829
Poland 22,587,292
Australia 22,468,661
Chile 17,234,034
Netherlands 16,443,692
Belgium 11,453,911
Sweden 9,280,104
Israel 8,859,423
Greece 8,490,947
UAE 8,265,048
Czech Republic 7,828,977
Hong Kong 7,346,100
Hungary 7,025,577
Portugal 6,993,479
Switzerland 6,497,677
Singapore 5,637,022
Austria 5,358,240
Denmark 5,216,337
Finland 4,761,190
Norway 4,565,651
New Zealand 4,452,023
Kuwait 4,268,873
Oman 4,015,701
Uruguay 3,275,203
Ireland 3,264,982
Panama 3,048,137
Puerto Rico 3,015,917
Slovak Republic 2,928,203
Qatar 2,676,741
Croatia 2,243,760
Lithuania 1,939,613
Bahrain 1,321,226
Latvia 1,290,868
Slovenia 1,175,639
Estonia 936,080
Cyprus 837,383
Trinidad and Tobago 816,659
Macao 695,168
Luxembourg 597,938
Malta 496,592
Iceland 358,955
Brunei 354,056
Bahamas 342,304
New Caledonia 200,181
French Polynesia 190,414
Guam 163,342
Curacao 133,534
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,340
Barbados 88,219
Andorra 70,094
Cayman Islands 68,706
Bermuda 63,532
Seychelles 58,431
Channel Islands 54,099
Greenland 49,707
Aruba 46,891
Northern Mariana Islands 45,578
Isle of Man 45,024
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,389
Turks and Caicos Islands 42,982
Monaco 36,469
San Marino 32,897
Gibraltar 32,649
Antigua and Barbuda 22,828
Faroe Islands 22,711
British Virgin Islands 15,443
Palau 14,797
St. Kitts and Nevis 14,769
Liechtenstein 5,717
U.K. Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2022 56,522,531 84.40 0.21%
2021 56,403,972 84.15 0.21%
2020 56,283,168 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 %