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Ward Information


At the time of the 2011 Census there were 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, with an average population size of 27,000. By mid-2013 the average ward size was 27,300. The mid-year population estimates are published on an annual basis. While the population census which describes the characteristics of the population takes place once every ten years. Unless otherwise stated the statistics below relate to the 2011 Census

  • In 2013 Nechells (36,000), ward had the highest number of residents,while sheldon (22110) have the fewest.
  • Lozells and East Handsworth and Washwood Heath are the most densely populated with 89 and 81 people per hectare respectively. In contrast Sutton Newhall has just 10 persons per hectare. However, even this is above the regional and national average of 4 people per hectare.
  • Household size is greatest in Bordesley Green (3.7) and Washwood Heath (3.6). The city average is 2.6 people per household.
  • Wards in Sutton Coldfield rank 1 to 4 for the proportion of pensioners. Ladywood ranks bottom with 5%.
  • According to the 2011 Census, 90% of residents in Lozells and East Handsworth, Sparkbrook, Aston and Washwood Heath wards said that they were from an ethnic group other than white British.
  • Self employment rates were highest in Sutton Four Oaks (16.6%), Bordesley Green (15.3%) and Moseley & Kings Heath (15%)

See the documents below for more details.

For more information about the characteristics of the population, such as ethnic group or health, please see our Census pages.

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Last Updated: 19th March 2015