KNOWLEDGE BASE UK Demographics And Culture


October 30th, 2019 Update: On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29th, 2019 but the process has proven to be very complicated and dates and outcomes have continued to shift. On October 28th, 2019, the EU agreed to push the extension deadline to January 31, 2020. 

We will continue to update this bulletin as information is provided.


Expansion Guide - UK Demographics And Culture


You may have selected the UK for your global expansion because its people and culture feel similar to your own. But there are also subtle differences that you may not have considered. By first understanding the people and the culture, you can get a better sense for how your product or service will resonate with them and what adjustments you might need to make to maximize your expansion success. This understanding will affect your decisions around how you interact, your go-to-market strategy, and help you know what product localization is needed. 


Use this information to help you better understand the people and culture of the UK.

Get the basic facts about the UK, such as countries and capitals, population, language, currency, time zone, formatting for time, dates, phone numbers, and more.
Understand the population, ethnicity, and language of the UK as part of your market validation.
If your product or service is related to or affected by holidays or religion, understand the religious makeup of the country and incorporate the holiday calendar in your go-to-market strategy. 
Learn about the educational makeup of the British and dig into government resources if your product or service is dependent on that knowledge. 
If you need to understand the status of women in the UK, use this resource that evaluates women around the world. 
The UK provides a great deal of information on the age profile of its citizens, if your product or service is age-dependent.


Globig Knowledge Base

Learn more about UK demographics in these related Globig Knowledge Base sections.

Facts About The United Kingdom

Population - Ethnicity - Language In The UK

Holidays In The UK - Festivals

Education In The UK

Demographics For Women In The UK

Demographics On Aging In The UK


Globig Resources

Use these related resources if you'd like to do some additional research on your own.

The World Factbook: A U.S. government site with facts and figure about any country. Select the country you would like to see using the dropdown.

United Nations World Population Prospects: Key findings and advance tables.

The World Bank: Search by country and a number of topics and indicators

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Browse for information by country and topics such as economy, information and technology, education, environment, and energy.

World Values Survey: View survey responses on a number of subjects, across time, and for a number of countries

Pew Research Center: Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research 


Globig Marketplace

Are you ready to explore what service providers are available to help you on the ground in the UK?

The Globig Marketplace contains vetted, quality service providers who can help you. Review your options, learn more about them, and even send them an RFI. 



Do you have additional questions or want some help?

Globig is here for you.  Send us a message and we'll get back to you right away to assist you in your global expansion. 


KNOWLEDGE BASE UK Demographics And Culture