Estimates of the usual resident population in the United Kingdom and its constituent countries.

Data

  • 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). The correct time-series of files using the latest available methods is: Mid-2017; Mid-2001 to mid-2017 detailed time series; Mid-2012 to mid-2016; 2001 to 2016 detailed time series; Mid-2011; Mid-2001 to Mid-2010; Mid-1991 to Mid-2000. All other content is superseded. The latest, revised series is also available on NOMIS and customise your data (beta).

Methodology

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
  • 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.

Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    28 April 2016
    Reason for change:
    The release time has been amended from 10.00am to 09.30am to be in line with the code of statistics.
  • Previous date:
    28 April 2016
    Reason for change:
    The release time has been amended from 10.00am to 09.30am to be in line with the code of statistics.