General Election 2019

The general election will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. Are you registered to vote?

West locality

Map of Birmingham showing area covered by west locality

West locality is made up of Ladywood and Perry Barr constituencies.

  • In 2017 the total population of West locality was 258,700 people. 41% of the population are aged under 25 years, 9% of the population are aged 65 years or older.
  • The 2011 census showed that 67% of this area’s population are made up of BAME groups (15% England).
  • Life expectancy in West locality is lower than the national average. For males life expectancy at birth is 76.3 years (England 79.5) and females 81.5 years (England 83.1).
  • Coronary heart disease is the main cause of early death in this area.
  • Infant mortality is an area of concern: the rate was 9.0 per 1,000 live births during 2013 to 2015; this compares to 3.9 nationally.
  • 28% of 10-11 year olds are obese in this locality. The highest prevalence in Birmingham.
  • West locality has the highest number of A&E attendances.
  • The death rate for diabetes is significantly higher than the Birmingham and national rates.

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West locality is made of 2 constituencies:

Birmingham Public Health have produced health inequality infographics for each of Birmingham’s 69 wards:

Public Health reports for smaller area geographies such as wards and MSOA are available using Public Health England’s Local Health web tool.

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