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What does "Population density" mean?Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

United Kingdom's Population density

United Kingdom's "Population density" is 274.71[People/k㎡].(2018's Research)

United Kingdom's Population density(2018)
CountryPopulation density
United Kingdom274.71[People/k㎡]

※Source:worldbank.org Details
The newest updated about survey by worldbank.org for 2018.
(Confirmed on March 20, 2021, 12:00 am.)
Statistical data for 2021 will be reflected immediately upon release.

Transition Chart Of United Kingdom's Population density(1961 - current year)

So how has the current "274.71[People/k㎡]" Population density in United Kingdom changed compared to the past?

The following transition graph(line chart) shows "Population density" in United Kingdom from 1961 to 2018.

Animation Chart showing the yearly change

*Here is a chart that shows the transition from 1961 to 2018 as a moving year-by-year graph. It is also comparable to the total population.

*If you choose to view Other Statistics, you will be able to compare "Population density" with over 270 statistics for United Kingdom.

Changes in the global ranking of United Kingdom's "Population density" (full history)

The following Bar Chart Race shows the changes in the global ranking of United Kingdom's "Population density".

The entire history of United Kingdom's world ranking from 1961 to 2018 is visualized in Bar Chart Race.

*How to see the graph
United Kingdom is marked with a red frame, and an UP arrow is displayed on the right side when the ranking goes up, and a DOWN arrow is displayed when it goes down.

You can see where United Kingdom's "Population density" has been ranked in the world.


Overall view of the chart (still image)

This is the overall chart of the United Kingdom' Population density graph above.

Transition Chart Of United Kingdom's Population density(1961 - 2018)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

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※【data detail】
Line 1:Years, Line 2:Population density

Also below is a list of "United Kingdom's Population density" from 1961 to 2018. 👆Scrollable horizontally.

A list of data on United Kingdom's Population density(1961 to 2018) 👆Scrollable horizontally
Population density[People/k㎡]218.24220.10221.76223.21224.64225.89227.11228.21229.16230.08231.04231.83232.28232.42232.41232.35232.27232.28232.49232.77232.85232.77232.85233.22233.75234.29234.79235.31235.92236.63237.36238.00238.58239.18239.82240.43241.05241.75242.56243.43244.37245.40246.55247.96249.66251.51253.47255.47257.41259.44261.48263.30265.07267.03269.15271.20273.05274.71

Looking at the above graph of "United Kingdom's Population density", we can see that the data for 2018, the latest year available, is the highest.

In addition,it is 1.65950894887 more than the previous year, 2017, which means "Population density" is going up.

In particular, when comparing the latest data with 1961, the year with the lowest data "Population density", there is a 1.26-fold difference, showing how "Population density" has increased.

Also, if you are looking for population growth trends rather than Population density, please refer to this page for a special feature for your consideration.
➡ Population Trends in United Kingdom (Past to Future Projections)

Comparison Bar Graph(Hight or Low? United Kingdom vs USA )

How high or low is "United Kingdom's Population density"?

Comparing Population density in United Kingdom, France and Italy

First, let's compare "Population density" in France and Italy, which have the world's closest populations to United Kingdom.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(United Kingdom vs France vs Italy )

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing Population density in France and Italy, which have similar populations to United Kingdom.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
United Kingdom66,836,327274.71[People/k㎡]

Looking at the table above comparing Population density, we see that

In particular, the comparison reveals that although United Kingdomand France are close to the first and second in population numbers in the world, there is an overwhelming difference in "Population density".

United Kingdom VS USA vs China vs Japan

Next, we will compare "Population density" in United Kingdom with that in USA and China and Japan.

Comparison Bar Graph Of Population density(United Kingdom vs USA vs China vs Japan)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

A chart comparing "Population density" in USA and China and Japan and United Kingdom.
CountryPopulationPopulation density
United States of America328,329,95335.71[People/k㎡]
United Kingdom66,836,327274.71[People/k㎡]

From the above bar graph, we can see that "United Kingdom's Population density" data is higher than China's, but lower than Japan's.

In particular, when compared to United States of America, United Kingdom has 7.7 times more "Population density".

We can also see that the difference is 1.3 times that of United Kingdom when compared to Japan.

Compare United Kingdom more with other countries

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Where does United Kingdom rank in the world in terms of the "Population density"?

Here is an easy-to-understand explanation, using tables and graphs, of where United Kingdom ranks in the world's "Population density".

United Kingdom ranks 41st in the world in "Population density"

First, let's take a look at "United Kingdom's Population density" and see how high it is in the world, using the world "Population density" ranking chart.

The world Population density ranking chart:United Kingdom ranks 41st
RankCountryPopulation density
37Saint Lucia298.18
38Saint Vincent and the Grenadines282.59
39American Samoa277.33
41United Kingdom274.71
43Trinidad and Tobago270.93
44Cayman Islands267.39

※Source:worldbank.org Details

In this ranking table of the world's highest "Population density", United Kingdom ranks 41st out of 208 countries for which statistics are available, indicating that United Kingdom is one of the top fifty countries in the world with a relatively high level of "Population density".

Below is a graph that shows the yearly changes in the World ranking of "Population density" and which cities or prefectures are in the top 10.

Top 10 Countries by "Population density"

World Average vs United Kingdom vs Global Median

The following bar chart compares the average and median of the global ranking of "Population density" with United Kingdom.

Comparison Bar Chart Of Population density(World Average vs United Kingdom vs Global Median)

※Source:worldbank.org Details

Chart comparing Population density in United Kingdom with the world median (89) and average (359)
CountryPopulation density
United Kingdom274.71[People/k㎡]

※Source:worldbank.org Details

From the table here, we can see that "United Kingdom's Population density" is 84 lower than the average.

Moreover, when compared to the median of 89, we can see that United Kingdom's Population density "274.70898193692[People/k㎡]" is higher (3.07 times) than the median.

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Title"United Kingdom's Population density"
Period1961 to 2018
LicenseCC BY 4.0
Sourceworldbank.org - Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

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Frequently Asked Questions about "United Kingdom's Population density"

What is the latest data on "Population density" in United Kingdom?The latest "Population density" in United Kingdom that we can find in 2022 is 274.71[People/k㎡]. This data is from the 2018 worldbank.org survey and is in unit of People/k㎡. More details.
By what percentage did "Population density" in United Kingdom increase from the previous year?It has increased by 0.61% from the previous year (2017). And "Population density" in the previous year is 273.05[People/k㎡] Show the trend graph from 1961 to 2018.
When was the last year that United Kingdom's "Population density" was at its highest?The year 2018 was the highest year. (274.71[People/k㎡])
When was the last year that United Kingdom's "Population density" was at its lowest?The year 1961 was the lowest year. (218.24[People/k㎡])
How many times higher is "United Kingdom's Population density" than in Japan?"United Kingdom's Population density" is 0.79 times that of Japan.Show graph
What is United Kingdom's ranking in the world for "Population density"?United Kingdom is ranked 41st in the world.View the world ranking table of "Population density".
Which countries have a similar "Population density" to United Kingdom?Pakistan (275[People/k㎡]) and Jamaica (271[People/k㎡]) have very similar data.
How many times is "Population density" in United Kingdom compared to the world average?It is 0.77 times lower than the world average.Find out more.
Is United Kingdom's Population density higher than the world median? It is 3.07 times higher than the world median.