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Births Deaths and Migration


Population change results from births, death and migration.

The population in Birmingham grew by almost 90,000 between 2001 and 2011, mainly due to natural change (difference between births and deaths).

There is a long-standing trend of more people leaving Birmingham, rather than moving in. The top three destinations for Birmingham residents are Solihull, Sandwell and Bromsgrove. However, in recent years, migration losses have generally been much smaller, due to people coming to live in Birmingham from overseas.

  • There were 17,423 live births to mothers resident in Birmingham in 2011, up 1.1% on 2010 and up 20.8% since 2001.
  • There were 7,985 deaths registered in Birmingham in 2011, this is down 3.4% from 2010 and has reduced 19% since 2001.
  • 45% (106,272) of Birmingham residents born abroad arrived in the UK during the last decade.

See the documents below for more details.

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Last Updated : 6th July 2015