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United Kingdom Demographics Profile

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Population
65,761,117 United Kingdom (July 2020 est.)
constituent countries by percentage of total population:
England 84%
Scotland 8%
Wales 5%
Northern Ireland 3%
Age structure
0-14 years: 17.63% (male 5,943,435/female 5,651,780)
15-24 years: 11.49% (male 3,860,435/female 3,692,398)
25-54 years: 39.67% (male 13,339,965/female 12,747,598)
55-64 years: 12.73% (male 4,139,378/female 4,234,701)
65 years and over: 18.48% (male 5,470,116/female 6,681,311) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 57.1
youth dependency ratio: 27.8
elderly dependency ratio: 29.3
potential support ratio: 3.4 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 40.6 years
male: 39.6 years
female: 41.7 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
0.49% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
11.9 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 83.9% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 0.89% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
9.304 million LONDON (capital), 2.730 million Manchester, 2.607 million Birmingham, 1.889 million West Yorkshire, 1.663 million Glasgow, 928,000 Southampton/Portsmouth (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female
total population: 99.2 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
28.8 years (2017 est.)

note: data represent England and Wales only

Infant mortality rate
total: 4.1 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 81.1 years
male: 78.8 years
female: 83.5 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.86 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths
NA
Drinking water source
improved: 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 (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: 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 (2017 est.)
Major infectious diseases
respiratory diseases: Covid-19 (see note) (2020)
note: widespread ongoing transmission of a respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is occurring throughout the UK; as of 10 November 2020, the UK has reported a total of 1,171,445 cases of COVID-19 or 17,256 cumulative cases of COVID-19 per 1 million population with 720 cumulative deaths per 1 million population; individuals arriving in the UK must self-isolate for 14 days and may be contacted to verify compliance; new arrivals will be required to provide UK officials with contact and travel information prior to arrival; the US Department of Homeland Security has issued instructions requiring US passengers who have been in the UK to travel through select airports where the US Government has implemented enhanced screening procedures
Nationality
noun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
adjective: British
Ethnic groups
white 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.)
Religions
Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7% (2011 est.)
Languages
English

note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 speakers 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 people in Cornwall) (2012 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 17 years
male: 17 years
female: 18 years (2018)
Education expenditures
5.5% of GDP (2016)
Maternal mortality rate
7 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
9.6% (2017)
Physicians density
2.79 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
2.5 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
27.8% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on Friday, November 27, 2020

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