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United Kingdom PEOPLE 2017
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United Kingdom PEOPLE 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Population:
64,430,428 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 23
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Nationality:
noun: Briton(s), British (collective plural)
adjective: British

Ethnic groups:
white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7% (2011 est.)

Languages:
English
note: the following are recognized regional languages: Scots (about 30% of the population of Scotland), Scottish Gaelic (about 60,000 in Scotland), Welsh (about 20% of the population of Wales), Irish (about 10% of the population of Northern Ireland), Cornish (some 2,000 to 3,000 in Cornwall) (2012 est.)

Religions:
Christian (includes Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, unspecified 7.2%, none 25.7% (2011 est.)

Age structure:
0-14 years: 17.44% (male 5,761,311/female 5,476,649)
[see also: Age structure 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 12.15% (male 3,997,150/female 3,830,268)
[see also: Age structure 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 40.74% (male 13,367,242/female 12,883,674)
[see also: Age structure 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 11.77% (male 3,760,020/female 3,820,525)
[see also: Age structure 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 17.9% (male 5,170,542/female 6,363,047) (2016 est.)
[see also: Age structure 65 years and over country ranks ]
population pyramid:
A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The male and female populations are broken down into 5-year age groups represented as horizontal bars along the vertical axis, with the youngest age groups at the bottom and the oldest at the top. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends.

For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab.

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 55.1%
[see also: Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio country ranks ]
youth dependency ratio: 27.6%
[see also: Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio country ranks ]
elderly dependency ratio: 27.6%
[see also: Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio country ranks ]
potential support ratio: 3.6% (2015 est.)
[see also: Dependency ratios - potential support ratio country ranks ]

Median age:
total: 40.5 years
[see also: Median age - total country ranks ]
male: 39.3 years
[see also: Median age - male country ranks ]
female: 41.7 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Median age - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 44

Population growth rate:
0.53% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 157
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
12.1 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 165
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
9.4 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 59
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 40
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Population distribution:
the core of the population lies in and around London, with significant clusters found in central Britain around Manchester and Liverpool, in the Scotish lowlands between Endinburgh and Glasgow, southern Wales in and around Cardiff, and far eastern Northern Ireland centered on Belfast

Urbanization:
urban population: 82.6% of total population (2015)
[see also: Urbanization - urban population country ranks ]
rate of urbanization: 0.88% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
[see also: Urbanization - rate of urbanization country ranks ]

Major urban areas - population:
LONDON (capital) 10.313 million; Manchester 2.646 million; Birmingham 2.515 million; Glasgow 1.223 million; Southampton/Portsmouth 882,000; Liverpool 870,000 (2015)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - at birth country ranks ]
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 0-14 years country ranks ]
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 15-24 years country ranks ]
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 25-54 years country ranks ]
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 55-64 years country ranks ]
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
[see also: Sex ratio - 65 years and over country ranks ]
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth:
28.1
note: data represent England and Wales only (2012 est.)
[see also: Mother's mean age at first birth country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
9 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 148
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 4.3 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - total country ranks ]
male: 4.7 deaths/1,000 live births
[see also: Infant mortality rate - male country ranks ]
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
[see also: Infant mortality rate - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 190

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 80.7 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - total country ranks ]
male: 78.5 years
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - male country ranks ]
female: 83 years (2016 est.)
[see also: Life expectancy at birth - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 33

Total fertility rate:
1.89 children born/woman (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 139
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
84%
note: percent of women aged 16-49 (2008/09)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
9.1% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 30
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.81 physicians/1,000 population (2013)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
2.9 beds/1,000 population (2011)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved: urban: 100% of population rural: 100% of population total: 100% of population
[see also: Drinking water source - Improved - total country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 0% of population rural: 0% of population total: 0% of population (2015 est.)
[see also: Drinking water source - Unimproved - total country ranks ]

Sanitation facility access:
improved: urban: 99.1% of population rural: 99.6% of population total: 99.2% of population
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total Improved country ranks ]
unimproved: urban: 0.9% of population rural: 0.4% of population total: 0.8% of population (2015 est.)
[see also: Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.33% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 81
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
126,700 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 36
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 600 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 82
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
29.8% (2014)
country comparison to the world: 43
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
5.8% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 36
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 18 years
[see also: School life expectancy - total country ranks ]
male: 17 years
[see also: School life expectancy - male country ranks ]
female: 18 years (2014)
[see also: School life expectancy - female country ranks ]

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 16.9%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total country ranks ]
male: 18.9%
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male country ranks ]
female: 14.8% (2014 est.)
[see also: Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 52


NOTE: The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom PEOPLE 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom PEOPLE 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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