Mid 2007 population estimates are available at national level by single year of age and sex and subnationally (local authority/health area) by five year age group and sex. These include additional selected age groups and broad components of population change.
The Population Estimates reflect the local authority administrative boundaries that were in place on 30 June of the reference year of the tables.
Definition of resident population:
The estimated resident population of an area includes all people who usually live there, whatever their nationality. Members of UK and non-UK armed forces stationed in the UK are included and UK forces stationed outside the UK are excluded. Students are taken to be resident at their term time address.
Population estimates for the UK at national and subnational level for mid-2002 to mid-2010 have been revised in light of the 2011 Census. The revised estimates were published on the 17th December 2013 and supersede the estimates in these tables. The revised estimates are available from the link below and details for further population estimates releases can be found on the UK Statistics Authority Release Calendar.
Mid 1981 Population Estimates
Mid 1982 to Mid 1990 Population Estimates
Mid 1991 to Mid 2000 Population Estimates
Mid 2001 to Mid 2010 Revised Population Estimates
Mid 2011 and Mid 2012 Population Estimates
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
- meet identified user needs;
- are well explained and readily accessible;
- are produced according to sound methods; and
- are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.