United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Geographic Properties

Continent: Europe
Total Area: 94058 mi² (World Rank: 81st)
Land Area: 93410 mi² (World Rank: 81st)
Bordering Country/Region: Ireland


Population: 67.7 million people (2023 estimate, World Rank: 21st)
Population Density: 718 people/mi² (2021 estimate, World Rank: 53rd)
Population Growth: 0.337 %/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 166th)
Life Expectancy: 81.4 years (2020 estimate, World Rank: 38th)
Median Age: 39.6 years (2021 estimate, World Rank: 52nd)

Cultural Properties

Languages: English (90%), Polish (0.98%), Welsh (0.89%)
Ethnic Mix: English (77%), Scottish (7.9%), Welsh (4.5%), Northern Irish (2.7%), Black (2%)
Religions: Christianity (82%), Islam (2.2%), Hinduism (0.81%), Judaism (0.52%), Sikhism (0.39%)
Literacy Rate: 99% (2003 estimate)

Capital and Major Cities

Capital City: London, Greater London
Largest Cities:
- London: 8.8 million people
- Birmingham: 1.123 million people
- Leeds: 766399 people
- Glasgow: 598830 people
- Bradford: 522452 people

Economic Properties

GDP: $3.131 trillion/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 6th)
GDP at Parity: $3.344 trillion/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 10th)
Real GDP: $3.037 trillion/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 5th)
GDP per Capita: $46510/yr/person (2021 estimate, World Rank: 29th)
GDP Real Growth: 7.525%/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 49th)
Gini Index: 0.351 (2017 estimate, World Rank: 62nd)
Consumer Price Inflation: 2.52%/yr (2021 estimate, World Rank: 120th)


Unemployment Rate: 4.53% (2021 estimate, World Rank: 151st highest)
Long-term Unemployment Rate: 2.18% (2014 estimate, World Rank: 61st highest)
Labor Force: 34.64 million people (51.62% of population, 2021 estimate, World Rank: 17th)

Business Information

Total Business Tax Rate: 30.6% of profit (2019 estimate, World Rank: 129th)
New Businesses Registered: 774854/yr (17.66% of total businesses, 2020 estimate, World Rank: 1st)

Media and Telecommunications

Internet Usage: 63.6 million people (94.82% of population, 2020 estimate, World Rank: 15th)
Mobile Cellular Subscriptions: 79.77 million (2021 estimate, World Rank: 20th)


Vehicles in Use: 32.3 million vehicles (2005 estimate)
Total Road Length: 247520 miles (2006 estimate)


Public Education Spending: 5.53% of GDP (2020 estimate, World Rank: 56th)
Students: 11.91 million people (18.83% of population, 2011 estimate, World Rank: 23rd)
Teachers: 636263 people (2020 estimate, World Rank: 20th)

Health Care

Health Spending: $2990.00 USD/person/yr (2007 estimate)
Physicians per Capita: 5.823/1000 people (2019 estimate)
Hospital Beds: 3.9/1000 people (2004 estimate)

UN Human Development Index

Health: 0.936 (World Rank: 27th)
Education: 0.896 (World Rank: 10th)
Living Standards: 0.897 (World Rank: 25th)
Total: 0.91 (World Rank: 16th, 2015 estimate)
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