Population change since 2011
Since 2011, Sandwell's population has increased by 11.0%. However, there has been a large variation by ward, with the majority of wards seeing an increase in population.
Population by gender
The 2021 Census results show that Soho & Victoria now has the largest population in the Borough, with over 19,000 residents. The smallest ward is Blackheath, with 12,500 residents.
The majority of Sandwell wards have more female residents than male, with the exception of Oldbury, Wednesbury North and West Bromwich Central (which are made up of 51.2%, 50.2% and 50.2% of males respectively).
Population by age
In terms of broad age bands, there is considerable variation by ward: