United Kingdom Population

The total population in United Kingdom was last recorded at 63.3 million people in 2012 from 52.4 million in 1960, changing 21 percent during the last 50 years. Population in the United Kingdom is reported by the Eurostat. From 1960 until 2012, the United Kingdom Population averaged 57.3 Million reaching an all time high of 63.3 Million in December of 2012 and a record low of 52.4 Million in December of 1960. The population of the United Kingdom represents 0.91 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 111 people on the planet is a resident of United Kingdom. This page provides - United Kingdom Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-25

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
63.26 62.52 63.26 52.37 64.05 | 2013/12 1960 - 2012 Million Yearly


United Kingdom Population

Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 63.26 2012-12-31 62.52 63.26 52.37 64.05 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 6.90 2014-02-28 7.20 12.00 3.40 7.10 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.70 2013-09-30 2.80 4.30 0.90 2.77 2013-12-31 percent [+]
Claimant Count Change -30.40 2014-03-15 -37.00 142.80 -98.50 -41.93 2014-04-30 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 29301.00 2014-01-31 29151.00 29301.00 23187.00 29393.74 2014-02-28 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 611.00 2014-02-15 594.00 694.00 430.00 625.77 2014-03-31 Thousand [+]
Labour Costs 104.80 2013-11-15 105.00 105.70 6.00 105.43 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Productivity 100.50 2013-11-15 100.30 105.00 32.90 100.78 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Unemployed Persons 1142.00 2014-03-15 1172.40 3090.00 422.60 1110.42 2014-04-30 Thousand [+]
Wages 479.00 2014-02-15 478.00 485.00 306.00 478.77 2014-03-31 GBP [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 564.00 2014-02-15 564.00 564.00 362.00 567.00 2014-03-31 GBP [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.70 2013-12-15 19.80 22.20 9.70 20.05 2014-01-31 Percent [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 2013-01-01 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 2013-12-31 [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.50 2013-01-01 61.00 61.50 60.00 61.54 2013-12-31 [+]
Minimum Wages 1189.90 2013-12-31 1264.30 1315.00 902.00 1205.29 2014-01-31 EUR [+]

Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


UK Unemployment Rate Down to 5-Year Low  
In the three months to February of 2014, UK jobless rate fell to 6.9 percent, down from 7.2 percent in the previous period. Pay growth rose 1.7 percent and caught up with inflation for the first time in nearly four years.
UK Inflation Rate Slows Further in March  
UK annual consumer prices fell to its lowest in over four year in March of 2014. The inflation rate decelerated for the sixth consecutive month to 1.6 percent, down from 1.7 percent in February, due to lower fuel, clothing and furniture prices.
BoE Leaves Rate Steady  
At its April 10th, 2014 meeting, Bank of England decided to leave the benchmark interest rate on hold at 0.5 percent and the size of its asset purchase programme unchanged at £375 billion, as widely expected.
UK Trade Deficit Narrows in February  
Britain’s goods and services trade gap decreased to £ 2.06 billion in February of 2014, down from a revised £ 2.2 billion deficit in the previous month, as both exports and imports fell.
UK Economy Advances 1.7% in 2013  
The UK GDP expanded at its fastest pace in three years in 2013. Final estimates showed the economy advanced 1.7 percent, compared with a meager 0.3 percent expansion in 2012. Between Q4 2012 and Q4 2013, the GDP increased by 2.7 percent, unrevised from the previous estimate.
UK GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.7% in Q4  
UK economy advanced 0.7 percent quarter on quarter in the last three months of 2013, in line with previous estimates. Full-year GDP growth in 2013 was revised down to 1.7 percent from 1.8 percent recorded earlier.
UK Inflation Rate Slows to 4-Year Low  
In February of 2014, UK’s annual consumer prices eased to 1.7 percent, the lowest rate since October of 2009, dipping further below the Bank of England's target. The biggest downward contribution was transport cost, mainly fuel prices, which showed its biggest drop since September 2009.
UK Unemployment Rate Steady at 7.2%  
In the three months to January of 2014, UK jobless rate remained unchanged at 7.2 percent, after rising to that level in the three months to December of 2013. Claimant count decreased more than expected and average weekly earnings picked up.
UK Trade Deficit Widens 76% YoY in January  
UK’s trade deficit increased sharply to £ 2.56 billion in January of 2014, compared with a £ 1.45 billion gap a year earlier and a revised £ 0.66 billion deficit in December of 2013. Exports of goods and services fell to a 14-month low hurt by lower sales of aircraft and chemicals.
BoE Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee decided on March 6th 2014 to maintain the bank rate on hold at 0.5 percent, as widely expected. The stock of asset purchases was also left unchanged at 375 billion pounds.


Tokyo Core CPI At 22- Year High in April  
Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in sales tax drove up cost of goods and services.
US Durable Goods Orders Surge in March  
New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.0 billion or 2.6 percent to $234.8 billion. This increase, up two consecutive months, followed a 2.1 percent February increase.
US Jobless Claims Rise in Latest Week  
In the week ending April 19, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 329,000, an increase of 24,000 from the previous week's revised level. There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
Central Bank of Turkey Leaves Main Rates on Hold  
The Monetary Policy Committee decided on April 24th, 2014, to leave the one-week repo rate on hold at 10.0 percent for the third straight meeting. The Central Bank said it will maintain the current policy stance until there is a significant improvement in the outlook for inflation.
Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows Further in March  
The trade surplus decreased 10.6 percent in March of 2014 from the previous month to CHF 2.1 billion as imports rose at a higher pace than exports. Compared with a year earlier, the trade balance increased by 17.2 percent, driven by stronger sales of pharmaceuticals and chemicals products, and machinery to Europe and China.
Polish Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Poland’s jobless rate dropped for the second straight month in March of 2014 to 13.5 percent, down from 13.9 percent in February and below market forecasts. A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 14.3 percent.
South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.

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