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United Kingdom Demographics Profile 2018

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Population64,769,452 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 17.53% (male 5,819,363/female 5,532,123)
15-24 years: 11.9% (male 3,938,643/female 3,770,511)
25-54 years: 40.55% (male 13,387,903/female 12,873,090)
55-64 years: 11.98% (male 3,843,268/female 3,918,244)
65 years and over: 18.04% (male 5,246,475/female 6,439,832) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 55.5
youth dependency ratio: 27.4
elderly dependency ratio: 28.2
potential support ratio: 3.5 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 40.5 years
male: 39.3 years
female: 41.7 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.52% (2017 est.)
Birth rate12.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 83.1% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.82% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationLONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth28.5 years
note: data represent England and Wales only (2014 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.3 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.8 years
male: 78.6 years
female: 83.1 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate1.88 children born/woman (2017 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate84%
note: percent of women aged 16-49 (2008/09)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 99.1% of population
rural: 99.6% of population
total: 99.2% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.9% of population
rural: 0.4% of population
total: 0.8% of population (2015 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
adjective: British
Ethnic groupswhite 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 est.)
ReligionsChristian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7% (2011 est.)
LanguagesEnglish
note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales), Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland), Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 in Cornwall) (2012 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 18 years
male: 17 years
female: 18 years (2014)
Education expenditures5.8% of GDP (2014)
Maternal mortality rate9 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures9.1% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density2.81 physicians/1,000 population (2015)
Hospital bed density2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate27.8% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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