Population Estimates Unit
Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444661
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
Mid 2008 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.
These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.