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West Midlands population statistics

In 2017, there were 5.9M residents in West Midlands region with an average age of 39.8 years. Population density was 451 residents per square kilometer. In England and Wales, the average age was 40. Based on Census, there were 2.44 residents per household in 2011.

5.9M

total residents
estimates 2017

39.8

average age
estimates 2017

451

population density
estimates 2017

2.44

residents per household
Census 2011

West Midlands population density map

shows a number of residents per square kilometer(km2), estimates from 2017.

West Midlands population density map

West Midlands population average age map

Population average age by LSOA(County) in 2017.

West Midlands population average age map

West Midlands population growth

Total population per year outlines headcount differences.

West Midlands population growth

West Midlands births and deaths

by a year. Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year. It can take months for a death referred to a coroner to be registered.

West Midlands births and deaths

West Midlands population pyramid

shows the distribution of various age groups in a population in 2017. Females shown on the left males shown on the left.

West Midlands population pyramid by year

West Midlands population share by decade of age

Ordered from most to least populous age group, 2017.

West Midlands population share by decade of age by year

West Midlands population by working age group

age grouphead-countshare in population
0-151.1M19.6%
16-643.6M62.1%
65+1.1M18.4%

West Midlands average age rank

Comparison of region average age to other regions, 2017 population estimates.

West Midlands average age rank by year

West Midlands population average age

Annual area statistics of population average age compared to country statistics.

West Midlands population average age by year

Associated reports:

West Midlands population changes

West Midlands real estate market

West Midlands home features

West Midlands crime statistics

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