Population of regions in England in 2018

In England, the region with the highest population was the South East at approximately 9.13 million people, followed by the London region which had around 8.9 million people. In the North of England the region with the highest population was the North West at 7.29 million inhabitants whereas the North East had the lowest population at 2.66 million inhabitants.

Four countries of the UK

Within the UK, England has the highest population of the four countries that compose the United Kingdom at over 55 million people, compared with Scotland (5.44 million) Wales (3.14 million) and Northern Ireland (1.88 million people) which have comparatively small populations.

Largest cities in the UK

With 8.83 million people living there, London is one of the most heavily population regions of the UK. Other large urban areas in the UK, include West Midlands urban area, centered around the city of Birmingham at 2.9 million people, along with Greater Manchester (2.8 million) and West Yorkshire (2.3 million).

Mid year population estimate of England in 2018, by region

Number of inhabitants (in millions)
South East9.13
London8.9
North West7.29
East6.2
West Midlands5.9
South West5.56
Yorkshire And The Humber5.48
East Midlands4.8
North East2.66
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2018

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