Sandwell in Brief
The latest population estimate for Sandwell is 341,900 people.
(2021 Census, ONS)
The population of Sandwell is projected to increase by 30,300 people between 2016 and 2030.
Sandwell is ranked 12th most deprived Local Authority out of the 317 in England.
(IoD, 2019, Rank of Average Score)
Life Expectancy at birth in Sandwell is 76.1 years for males and 80.7 years for females. Compared to 79.4 for males and 83.1 for females in England.
(Fingertips PHE, 2018/20)
Sandwell is a metropolitan borough which was formed in 1974. The Borough comprises of 6 towns – Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.
In March 2021, 29% of Sandwell residents had no qualifications, compared to 24% in the West Midlands and 18% in England & Wales.