Estimates of the usual resident population as at 30 June 2016. This release will include national and subnational population estimates for England and Wales, Scotland, and for Northern Ireland. Presented as available by administrative area, single year of age, sex and components of population change, including internal migration.



  • Population estimates: quality information

    Quality information on the mid-year population estimates at local authority and region level for England and Wales, by age and sex.

  • Population Estimates Analysis Tool

    The population estimates analysis tool provides interactive summary statistical measures based on the UK population. Users can select dimensions of geography, sex and age. Population estimates for areas within England and Wales for mid-2012 to mid-2016 (released prior to 22nd March 2018) have been superseded. The Population Estimates Analysis Tool for mid-2012 to mid-2016 uses population estimates data that has now been superseded. An interactive summary of the superseded and revised sets of data is provided in the Population Estimates Revision Tool.

  • Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

    National and subnational mid-year population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries by administrative area, age and sex (including components of population change, median age and population density).

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Pre-release access list for Population estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: mid-2016

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