Estimated annual population

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Source: Office for National Statistics

Link: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/timeseries/ukpop/pop

Exclusive of the population of the Islands in the British Seas and of the portions of the Armed Forces and Merchant Service Abroad.

Total population includes civilians and all UK armed forces posted at home and abroad.

Civilian population includes only civilians resident in the stated country, not any armed forces either posted home or abroad.

It is ONS policy to publish estimates to the nearest hundred persons.  Rounded (and particularly unit) estimates cannot be precisely accurate.