Surname statistics for Austin

There are approximately 33,469 people named Austin in the UK. That makes it the 275th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 530 are named Austin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33469275N/A530
United Kingdom (1881 census)146382750.049489
Change since 1881+188310+0.004+41
Other Countries
United States113160241N/A420


People with the surname Austin are about as likely to be politicians as the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Austin are:

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Conservative (3)
  3. Independent Group 2 (2)
  4. Liberal Democrat (1)
  5. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Austin
John Austin
Robert Austin
Michael Austin
Paul Austin
Richard Austin
Mark Austin
Andrew Austin
James Austin
Christopher Austin
Stephen Austin
Peter Austin
Ian Austin
Anthony Austin
Keith Austin
Simon Austin
Matthew Austin
Graham Austin
Brian Austin
Philip Austin

Top female forenames

Susan Austin
Karen Austin
Jane Austin
Deborah Austin
Sarah Austin
Elizabeth Austin
Mary Austin
Patricia Austin
Julie Austin
Jacqueline Austin
Angela Austin
Christine Austin
Amanda Austin
Helen Austin
Carol Austin
Sheila Austin
Janet Austin
Margaret Austin
Carole Austin
Sandra Austin


  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name in that country or time (usually because it's quite uncommon there and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one there with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.