2020-based interim national population projections

Release date: 12 January 2022 9:30am


The potential future population size of the UK and its constituent countries; widely used in planning, for example, fiscal projections, health, education and pensions.




Changes to this release date

  1. Previous date

    2 December 2021 9:30am

    Reason for change

    Date changed to potentially enable publication of national population projections with publication of past and projected period and cohort life tables on the same date.

  2. Previous date

    6 December 2021 9:30am

    Reason for change

    Publication of 2020-based interim national population projections has been delayed. Delaying this release will allow sufficient time to use the latest and best available death occurrences data, which maximises the quality and relevance of the projections throughout the subsequent projections period. We have engaged with key stakeholders to understand their timescales for planned onward uses of these statistics and are aiming to minimise adverse impacts from the delay.

About the data

Accredited Official Statistics

These are accredited official statistics. They have been independently reviewed by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) and found to comply with the standards of trustworthiness, quality and value in the Code of Practice for Statistics. This broadly means that the statistics:

  • meet user needs
  • are presented clearly and accessibly
  • are produced using appropriate data and sound methods
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest