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National level population estimates by year, age and UK country

Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics National level population estimates by year, age and UK country
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[Collapse]United KingdomData for mid-2022 for Scotland has not yet been published. Population estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2022.Click here to sortUnited KingdomData for mid-2022 for Scotland has not yet been published. Population estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2022.
[Collapse]Great BritainData for mid-2022 for Scotland has not yet been published. Population estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2022.Click here to sortGreat BritainData for mid-2022 for Scotland has not yet been published. Population estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2022.[Collapse]Northern Ireland
[Expand]Click here to sortEngland[Expand]Click here to sortWales[Expand]Click here to sortScotlandData for mid-2022 for Scotland has not yet been published. Population estimates for mid-2012 to mid 2021 for Scotland are due to be rebased in the second half of 2024, therefore totals for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are not currently included in this table for the period mid-2012 to mid-2022.[Expand]Click here to sortNorthern Ireland
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 2018[Collapse]All ages55,924,5283,083,840..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,886,259..|The data item is not available
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,550,105554,454..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available390,311..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6435,291,6621,887,029..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,185,959..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 65 and over10,082,761642,357..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available309,989..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2019[Collapse]All ages56,230,0563,087,732..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,898,519..|The data item is not available
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,564,708553,097..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available391,656..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6435,422,1271,883,726..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,189,917..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 65 and over10,243,221650,909..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available316,946..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2020[Collapse]All ages56,325,9613,104,483..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,900,523..|The data item is not available
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,524,331551,595..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available390,112..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6435,469,4201,893,071..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,187,727..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 65 and over10,332,210659,817..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available322,684..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2021[Collapse]All ages56,554,8913,105,633..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,904,564..|The data item is not available
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,467,816546,865..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available388,176..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6435,618,0311,892,963..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,187,162..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 65 and over10,469,044665,805..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available329,226..|The data item is not available
Mid-year 2022[Collapse]All ages57,106,3983,131,640..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,910,543..|The data item is not available
All ages[Expand]Aged 0 to 1510,575,320549,287..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available389,435..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 16 to 6435,901,2111,908,613..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available1,185,659..|The data item is not available
[Expand]Aged 65 and over10,629,867673,740..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available335,449..|The data item is not available

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

November 2023 November 2023

Next update

Summer 2024 (provisional)

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Mid-year population estimates, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

stats.popcensus@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Languages covered

English and Welsh

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

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 sex and single year of age, together with some aggregated age groups.

It should be noted that for mid-2020 there are some definitional changes (particularly affecting the migration components) compared with mid-2019 population estimates data and it is advised users read the Quality and Methodology Information section on the Office for National Statistics website.

For Wales, England, and Northern Ireland, the mid-2021 population estimates are the first population estimates to be based on the 2021 censuses for these countries. For Scotland, the census was moved to 2022, with the mid-2021 population estimates being rolled forward from mid-2020 using the standard method.

For mid-2022 population estimates, data is only currently available for Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Data for Scotland as well as data for Great Britain and the United Kingdom are due to be published in February 2024 (provisional).

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

Annual

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 Census 2011 (see weblinks).

The data for Scotland from 2001 to 2010 were revised on 18 March 2022 to correct an error in the age distribution over this period (see weblinks).

This data set was revised for 2012 to 2014 on 3 May 2016 to correct an error of the age distribution in the council areas of Scotland.

Mid-2012 to mid-2016 subnational population estimates for Wales and England were revised on the 22 March 2018, following methodological improvements (see weblinks).

On 23 November 2023, the data set from 2012 to 2020 for Wales and England were rebased to be consistent with the results of Census 2021. Northern Ireland published rebased 2012 to 2020 data on 29 June 2023. Data for Scotland is due to be rebased in the second half of 2024.

Keywords

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

Statistical quality

See weblinks.

Name

POPU0003