Authority → West Midlands

West Midlands Population

Here are the latest population statistics on West Midlands in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

2,916,100

Population

9.6%

Unqualified

6.4%

Unemployment

£33,665

Salary

£258,773

Property

Quick answer: West Midlands is a local authority in England. The population of West Midlands is 2,916,100. The population per square mile of West Midlands is 581. The average salary in West Midlands is £33,665 per year. The average property price in West Midlands is £258,773.


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West Midlands Demographics


The population of West Midlands is 2,916,100. The population per square mile of West Midlands is 581. The population has decreased by 23,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 233,300 since 1981.


There are more females in West Midlands. They account for 50.9% of the population.


West Midlands Employment


69.3% of the people in West Midlands are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in West Midlands is 6.4%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


West Midlands Student Population


The student population of West Midlands is 155,600. Students account for 32.4% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


81.8% of the people in West Midlands have an NVQ1 qualification. 72.1% have an NVQ2 qualification. 54.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 36.9% have an NVQ4 qualification.


9.6% of the people in West Midlands have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


West Midlands Economy


There are 93,415 businesses in West Midlands. 88.8% are micro businesses. 9.2% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.5% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in West Midlands are human health and social work activities businesses.


West Midlands Salary


The average salary in West Midlands is £33,665 per year. Males earn 21.2% more.


Salaries in West Midlands are 0.84% more than the national average of £33,384.


West Midlands Property


The average property price in West Midlands is £258,773. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in West Midlands: £424,208 for detached houses. £255,063 for semi-detached houses. £206,982 for terrace houses. £148,841 for flats.