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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics National level population estimates by year, age and UK country
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Mid-year 1991[Collapse]All ages47,875,0352,872,9985,083,33055,831,3631,607,29557,438,658
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 159,658,008589,1771,020,94911,268,134416,53911,684,673
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6430,629,9001,790,6863,291,93335,712,519982,48236,695,001
[Expand]Aged 65 and over7,587,127493,135770,4488,850,710208,2749,058,984
Mid-year 2001[Collapse]All ages49,449,7462,910,2325,064,20057,424,1781,688,83859,113,016
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 159,908,394586,832970,37411,465,600397,53311,863,133
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6431,705,8261,817,3593,286,64536,809,8301,067,21537,877,045
[Expand]Aged 65 and over7,835,526506,041807,1819,148,748224,0909,372,838
Mid-year 2011[Collapse]All ages53,107,1693,063,7585,299,90061,470,8271,814,31863,285,145
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,030,130555,841916,10311,502,074380,80611,882,880
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6434,347,3721,941,5243,487,43339,776,3291,167,75040,944,079
[Expand]Aged 65 and over8,729,667566,393896,36410,192,424265,76210,458,186
Mid-year 2012[Collapse]All ages53,493,7293,074,0675,313,60061,881,3961,823,63463,705,030
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,130,226556,552914,62611,601,404382,14111,983,545
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6434,306,9951,931,6373,473,23339,711,8651,168,67440,880,539
[Expand]Aged 65 and over9,056,508585,878925,74110,568,127272,81910,840,946
Mid-year 2013[Collapse]All ages53,865,8173,082,4125,327,70062,275,9291,829,72564,105,654
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,209,238555,165911,57911,675,982382,60712,058,589
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6434,351,4001,926,6173,469,22339,747,2401,167,98440,915,224
[Expand]Aged 65 and over9,305,179600,630946,89810,852,707279,13411,131,841
Mid-year 2014[Collapse]All ages54,316,6183,092,0365,347,60062,756,2541,840,49864,596,752
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,303,556554,841911,04111,769,438383,78312,153,221
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6434,475,3541,922,4483,468,10939,865,9111,170,79941,036,710
[Expand]Aged 65 and over9,537,708614,747968,45011,120,905285,91611,406,821
Mid-year 2015[Collapse]All ages54,786,3273,099,0865,373,00063,258,4131,851,62165,110,034
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,405,114555,289912,26211,872,665385,20012,257,865
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6434,669,6411,919,0243,477,74040,066,4051,174,59741,241,002
[Expand]Aged 65 and over9,711,572624,773982,99811,319,343291,82411,611,167
Mid-year 2016[Collapse]All ages55,268,0673,113,1505,404,70063,785,9171,862,13765,648,054
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,529,100557,079915,91712,002,096388,00112,390,097
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6434,856,1261,921,4343,489,93140,267,4911,176,38141,443,872
[Expand]Aged 65 and over9,882,841634,637998,85211,516,330297,75511,814,085


Mid-year population estimates (1991 onwards), by Welsh local authorities, English regions and UK countries, for single year of age and gender

Last update
23 June 2016 23 June 2016

Next update
June 2017

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Mid-year population estimates, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
United Kingdom

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
This dataset provides population estimates for the local authorities in Wales, the English regions and the UK countries for the period from 1991 onwards by gender and single year of age, together with some aggregated age groups.

This material is Crown Copyright and may be re-used (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Data collection and calculation
See weblinks

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are produced and reported annually and relate to the 30 June of each year from 1991 onwards.

Users, uses and context
The data presented here are used by central government departments and local authorities for a range of purposes including planning and monitoring of services and as denominators for the calculation of various rates and indicators.

Rounding applied
Data are provided on an unrounded basis although the Office for National Statistics advises that any results presented from these data are rounded to the nearest 100 where practical.

Revisions information
The data presented here reflect changes made to population estimates from 2001 to 2010 in re-basing the data to be consistent with the results of the 2011 Census (see weblinks).

This data set was revised on the 3rd of May 2016 to correct an error of the age distribution in the council areas of Scotland.

Statistical quality
See weblinks.

Population; UK Population; Welsh Population; Mid-year population estimates;