Overview

Map showing Birmingham by ward since May 2018

These pages contain demographics and data relating to the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Birmingham at citywide and smaller local area levels.

There is a variety of information available on each local area, including population, age, employment and health, together with a District Health Profile collated by Birmingham Public Health. These profiles allows health and care organisations to identify public health issues in their local area and work with Public Health to improve local services.

Birmingham has a younger population, a more diverse background and higher than average levels of deprivation compared to the rest of England.

  • Total population of Birmingham is 1,117,008 people (2016). 40% of the population are aged between 0 to 25 years, 13% of the population are over 65.
  • 56.4% of Birmingham’s population live in the most deprived 20% of areas in England (IMD2015).
  • Life expectancy in Birmingham is lower than the national average. For males life expectancy at birth is 77.2 years (England 79.5) and females 81.9 years (England 83.1).
  • During 2013 to 2015 Birmingham’s under 75 death rate was 28% higher than the rate for England.
  • Infant mortality is an area of concern: the rate was 7.5 per 1,000 live births during 2013 to 2015; this compares to 3.9 nationally.
  • The 2011 census showed that 42.1% of the Birmingham’s population are made up of BME groups (15% England).

Download the full profile for Birmingham

Download the guide to understanding the profiles