Welcome to Sandwell Trends

Sandwell Trends has been developed to make data on Sandwell Borough available to everyone.

The website contains a range of resources, reports and information which help to describe the borough and its population across a variety of topic areas and perspectives.

We will also focus closely on; the council’s 2030 Vision for Sandwell – the 10 ambitions which drive change in the borough and; the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – which enables local organisations to work together to understand the future health, care and well-being needs of the community.

The site will be continuously updated and expanded so keep an eye on the news feed.


2030 Ambitions

Where will you be in 2030?

Our vision is that in 2030, Sandwell is a thriving, optimistic and resilient community.

As this area of Sandwell Trends develops, it will include all the data that we are using to measure our progress towards achieving the Council’s vision for the borough.

Sandwell in Brief

A summary of key statistics about the borough.

This provides links to data covering key topics – providing the latest figures and highlighting recent trends. Data is displayed in tables and charts.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The JSNA is a statutory document which must be produced by each local authority area.

It is a collaborative project involving local organisations and interest groups. The role of the JSA is to help identify the needs of local residents and provide evidence to the Sandwell Health and Wellbeing Board, so it can fulfil its responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of all Sandwell residents and reduce inequalities.

Recent News

Population Estimates Released

The Office for National Statistics released the 2018 mid-year population estimates on the 26th June 2019.  In 2018 Sandwell's population was estimated to be 327,378.


A new page has been added, which pulls together resources you may find useful. Amongst other things, this includes links to briefing notes that may help you with consultation projects and a guide to online evaluation resources.

Postcode checker

Did you know you can check the location of a postcode using this useful postcode checker?