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Census 2011


The 2011 Census took place on 27th March 2011, Birmingham’s population is estimated at 1,073,045. This is an increase of around 96,000 (9.8%) since the 2001 Census.

There were around 410,700 households in 2011, this is up 5% since 2001.

The average household size in Birmingham was 2.56 in 2011, compared with 2.46 in 2011.

The most marked growth is seen in the 20-24 and 25-29 age groups, with increases of 26.5% and 21.5% respectively. This age group is greatly influenced by student movements and international migration.

The number of people age 90 and over has increased by 18.5% (1,000), with very elderly men showing an increase of 54.5% (600).

For the most up-to-date population information please see the Population in Birmingham page. Below you will see a selection of results taken from the main topics in the Population Census. You can compare results for Birmingham with it’s Constituencies, Wards, national and regional results. You can also view ward and Constituency (District) boundaries.

If you would prefer to see Area Profiles or 2011 Census commentary, please see the Population in Birmingham, District, Ward or Summary Reports pages.


Ethnicity, Language and Religion


Housing and Accommodation


Labour Market

Method of Travel to Work


Small Areas

You can create a Census Profile for areas smaller than wards by going to the Population Information Summary Reports and population Tool page and accessing Local view .

District and Ward Boundary Maps

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Last Updated : 18th March 2014