UNITED KINGDOM

Capital London
Area (km2) 242 910
Total population (thousands, 2018) 66 460
Population density (per km2) 274
National currency Pound sterling (GBP)
National statistical office www.ons.gov.uk
Office for National Statistics
Women in the labour force, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 47%
Gender pay gap
   monthly earnings, 2019 16%
   hourly wage, 2018 20%
Women in part-time employment, 2019
   percentage of employed women 41%
Female tertiary students, 2018
   percentage of total for both sexes 57%
Female victims of homicide, 2019
   percentage of total for both sexes 36%
Women researchers, 2018
   percentage of total for both sexes 39%
Life expectancy at birth, 2018
   females, years 83.1
   males, years 79.5
Life expectancy at 65, 2018
   females, years 21.1
   males, years 18.9
Total fertility rate, 2018
   average number of children per woman 1.7
Adolescent fertility rate, 2018
   number of live births per 1000 women aged 15-19 11.9
Mean age of women at birth of first child, 2018
   age in years 29.0
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
Employment
 (% change over previous year)
2.4
1.7
1.5
1.0
1.2
1.1
Unemployment rate
 (%)
6.1
5.3
4.8
4.3
4.0
3.8
Youth unemployment rate
 (%)
17.0
14.6
13.0
12.1
11.3
11.2
GDP
   current prices, millions of US dollars, PPP, 2019 3 242 464
GDP, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 48 542
Exports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 31.1
Imports of goods and services
   % of GDP, 2019 32.3
Final consumption expenditure, per capita
   current prices, US dollars, PPP, 2019 40 348
Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)
   GBP per USD, US=1, 2020 0.700
Forest resources
   Area of forest
 (percentage of land area, 2015)
13
   Wood volume
 (m3 per inhabitant, 2015)
10

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Transport infrastructure, road accidents and traffic
   Railways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 16 289
   Motorways
      total length in kilometres, 2018 3 838
   Persons injured in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 2 399
   Persons killed in road accidents
      per million inhabitants, 2019 27
   Traffic, railways
      million passenger-kilometres, 2018 69 706
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 17 206
   Traffic, roads
      million passenger-kilometres, 2016 706 769
      million tonne-kilometres, 2018 163 764