What is the average BMI in the UK?

The abbreviation BMI stands for Body Mass Index. The BMI is a number that indicates whether or not you are overweight. The BMI is calculated based on your body weight and your body length. The average BMI for men and women are different, however, these do not differ that much in the UK.

Average BMI women UK
The average BMI for women is 26.9

Average BMI men UK
The average BMI for men is 27

With an overall average of 27 UK ranks 26th on the list of countries with the highest BMI. People in Kuwait (29.5) on average have the highest Body Mass Index, followed by the United States (28.8) and Trinidad and Tobago (28.6). Bangladesh is the country with the lowest average BMI. Poor countries in general have a lower BMI than wealthier countries.


How do I calculate my BMI?

The BMI can be calculated by dividing your body weight by the square of your body length. For example, if your weight is 80 kilograms and your height is 1.80 meters, you make the following calculation: 80 / 3.24 (1.8 x 1.8) = 24.7.

When is my BMI normal?

Of course everybody wants a normal BMI. If you have a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 you have a normal and healthy weight and you do not have to go on a diet.

When is my BMI too high?

People with a BMI higher than 25 are considered to be overweight. People with a BMI of 25 or higher should go on a diet and should exercise on a regular basis.

When is my BMI too low?

There is also a possibility that you are underweight. If your BMI is below 18.5 you are considered to be underweight.

See besides average BMI also:
Average Weight of a man
Average Female Weight
Average Child Weight
Average Calories per Day