United Kingdom (UK) population in 2018, by age group

In 2018, there were approximately 4.67 million people who were aged between 50 and 54 in the United Kingdom, the most of any age group. This group of people were born between 1964 and 1968 are the youngest members of the baby boomer generation, the large demographic born in the years after the Second World War.

 Over 1 million born in 1964

  In post-war Britain, there have only been two years where the number of live births was over one million, in 1947 and in 1964. The number of births recorded in the years between these two years consistently high as well, with 1955 having the fewest births in this period at 789 thousand.

Median age to hit 44.5 years by 2050

  The population of the United Kingdom is ageing at a substantial rate, with the median age of the population expected to reach 44.5 years by 2050. By comparison, in 1950 the average age in the United Kingdom stood at 34.9 years. This phenomenon is not unique to the United Kingdom, with median age of people worldwide increasing from 23.6 years in 1950 to a forecasted 41.9 years by 2100.

Mid-year population estimate of the United Kingdom in 2018, by age group

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Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018

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