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United Kingdom

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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United Kingdom Happiness
Happiness

7.06

0 unhappy, 10 happy

The Happiness ranking is part of the World Happiness Report. The country scores are based on a survey in which respondents evaluate the quality of their current lives on a scale of 0 to 10.
United Kingdom Life expectancy
Life expectancy

81.20

years

Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
United Kingdom Political stability
Political stability

0.47

-2.5 weak, 2.5 strong

The Political Stability Index and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism.
United Kingdom Political rights
Political rights

1

7 weak, 1 strong

The Political Rights ratings from the Freedom House evaluate three categories: electoral process, political pluralism and participation, and the functioning of government. The index ranges from 1 (strong rights) to 7 (weak rights).
United Kingdom Civil liberties
Civil liberties

1

7 weak, 1 strong

The Civil Liberties index from the Freedom House evaluate the following: freedom of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy and individual rights. The rating ranges from 1 (strong liberties) to 7 (no liberties).
United Kingdom Corruption
Corruption

77

100 = no corruption

The Corruption Perceptions Index is an indicator of perceptions of public sector corruption, i.e. administrative and political corruption (based on information from surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions).
United Kingdom Population
Population

67.22

Million

Total population is indicated in Millions and is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.
United Kingdom Population growth
Population growth

0.57

% growth / year

Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.
United Kingdom Population density
Population density

278

People per square km

Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.
United Kingdom Urban population
Urban population

83.90

% of total population

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.
United Kingdom Migrant population
Migrant population

13

% of total

International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees.
United Kingdom Economic growth
Economic growth

-9.40

% of GDP

Economic growth is intended as the annual percentage growth rate of GDP at market prices based on constant local currency.
United Kingdom Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment

0.08

% of GDP

Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor (new investment inflows less disinvestment). Source: The World Bank.
United Kingdom Exports
Exports

27.37

% of GDP

Exports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world. Source: The World Bank
United Kingdom Government debt
Government debt

106.09

% of GDP

Government debt includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government.
United Kingdom Capital investment
Capital investment

16.74

% of GDP

Capital investments are fixed assets including for example land improvements, plant, machinery, construction of roads, railways, schools, offices, hospitals, private residential, commercial and industrial buildings, etc.
United Kingdom Inflation
Inflation

1.0

% yearly change

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.
United Kingdom Competitiveness
Competitiveness

81.20

0 weak, 100 strong

The Global Competitiveness index is composed of 12 pillars of competitiveness: Institutions, Infrastructure, ICT adoption, Macroeconomic stability, Health, Skills, Product market, Labor market, Financial system, market size, Business, dynamism, and Innovation capability.
United Kingdom R&D
R&D

1.70

% of GDP

Gross domestic expenditures on research and development (R&D), expressed as a percent of GDP. They include both capital and current expenditures in the four main sectors: Business enterprise, Government, Higher education and Private non-profit.
United Kingdom Shadow economy
Shadow economy

8.32

% of GDP

The shadow economy as percent of total annual GDP. Detailed methodology of the estimations can be obtained from the following International Monetary Fund working paper by Leandro Medina and Friedrich Schneider (2018).
United Kingdom Health spending
Health spending

10.00

% of GDP

Level of current health expenditure expressed as a percentage of GDP. Estimates of current health expenditures include healthcare goods and services consumed during each year but does not include capital health expenditures such as buildings, machinery, IT and stocks of vaccines for emergency or outbreaks.
United Kingdom Education spending
Education spending

5.24

% of GDP

General government expenditure on education is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.
United Kingdom Military spending
Military spending

2.25

% of GDP

Military spending includes expenditure on peacekeeping, defense ministries, paramilitary forces, and military space activities, military and civil personnel, including retirement pensions, operations and maintenance; procurement, military research and development, and military aid.
United Kingdom Unemployment
Unemployment

4.47

% of labor force

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Source: The World Bank
United Kingdom Females unemployment
Females unemployment

3.53

% of female labor force

Female unemployment refers to the share of the female labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Source: The World Bank
United Kingdom Males unemployment
Males unemployment

3.92

% of male labor force

Male unemployment refers to the share of the male labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment. Source: The World Bank
United Kingdom Youth unemployment
Youth unemployment

11.08

% of 15-24 labor force

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment. Source: The World Bank
United Kingdom Cost of starting a business
Cost of starting a business

0.00

% of income per capita

The cost of starting a business indicator includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law. The company law, the commercial code, and specific regulations and fee schedules are used as sources for calculating costs. Source: The World Bank.
United Kingdom Tax rate
Tax rate

30.60

% of commercial profits

Total tax rate measures the amount of taxes and mandatory contributions payable by businesses after accounting for allowable deductions and exemptions as a share of commercial profits. Personal income tax, VAT, sales taxes or goods and service taxes are excluded.
United Kingdom Number of taxes paid by businesses
Number of taxes paid by businesses

9

Tax payments by businesses are the total number of taxes paid by businesses, including electronic filing. The tax is counted as paid once a year even if payments are more frequent. Source: The World Bank.
United Kingdom Patent applications
Patent applications

12061

by residents

Patent applications are worldwide patent applications filed through the Patent Cooperation Treaty procedure or with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years.
United Kingdom Internet users
Internet users

94.82

% of population

Internet users are individuals who have used the Internet (from any location) in the last 3 months. The Internet can be used via a computer, mobile phone, personal digital assistant, games machine, digital TV etc. Source: The World Bank.
United Kingdom Land area
Land area

241930

sq. km

Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
United Kingdom Agricultural land
Agricultural land

173509

sq. km.

Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Source: FAO.
United Kingdom Forest area
Forest area

31900.0

sq. km

Forest area is land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens. Source: FAO
United Kingdom Precipitation
Precipitation

1220

mm per year

Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
United Kingdom Roads quality
Roads quality

4.90

1 low, 7 high

The Road quality indicator represents an assessment of the quality of roads in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey. The respondents are asked to rate the roads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (bad) to 7 (good).
United Kingdom Railroads quality
Railroads quality

4.30

1 low, 7 high

The Quality of railroad infrastrucutre indicator represents an assessment of the quality of the railroad system in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey. The respondents are asked to rate the railroads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (bad) to 7 (good).
United Kingdom Air transport quality
Air transport quality

5.30

1 low, 7 high

The Quality of air transport infrastructure indicator represents an assessment of the quality of airports in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey. The respondents are asked to rate the passenger air transport in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (bad) to 7 (good).
United Kingdom Energy imports
Energy imports

34.63

% total energy use

Net energy imports are estimated as energy use less production, both measured in oil equivalents. A negative value indicates that the country is a net exporter. Source: The World Bank
United Kingdom Oil production
Oil production

947.24

thousand barrels / day

Oil production, thousand barrels per day
United Kingdom Renewable power capacity
Renewable power capacity

48.05

million kilowatts

Total capacity to produce electricity from renewable resources in million kilowatts.
United Kingdom Carbon dioxide emissions
Carbon dioxide emissions

5.40

metric tons per capita

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring. Source: The World Bank.
United Kingdom Bank branches
Bank branches

25.14

per 100,000 people

Number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults.
United Kingdom ATMs
ATMs

98.63

per 100,000 adults

Number of ATMs per 100,000 adults. Automated teller machines are computerized telecommunications devices that provide clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions in a public place.
United Kingdom Homicides
Homicides

1.2

per 100,000 people

Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year.
United Kingdom Robberies
Robberies

120

per 100,000 people

Number of robberies per 100,000 people per year.
United Kingdom Suicides
Suicides

7.90

per 100,000 population

Suicide mortality rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year per 100,000 population.
United Kingdom Prisoners
Prisoners

143

per 100,000 people

Number of prisoners per 100,000 people.

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