[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Destination UK Born Abroad - An immigration map of Britain Born Abroad: An immigration map of Britain
West Midlands
 

At-a-glance
22% of people - around 75,000 - born abroad and living in the West Midlands in 2001 were born in India.

342,269 people born abroad were living in the West Midlands in 2001, according to the Census, up about a quarter over 10 years.

6.5% of the West Midlands population was born abroad up from 5% in 1991 but still below the national average.

2 areas of inner Birmingham - Handsworth and Sparkbrook - have clusters of people born abroad numbering more than a third of local residents.


The West Midlands has the third largest number of residents born abroad largely because of the diversity of Birmingham which ranks second to London.

Although the West Midlands has seen the second slowest rate of change a 26% increase in people born abroad it has seen the third largest increase in actual numbers some 71,550 more people.

In terms of top countries of birth, the West Midlands' large Pakistan, India and Caribbean-born communities dominate this list.

While Sparkbrook in Birmingham has the largest population of people born abroad 22,301 people Stone near Kidderminster has the lowest.

People living in the West Midlands
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
All people 5,150,367 5,267,003 2.26 100 100 0
Born outside British Isles 270,719 342,269 26.43 5.26 6.50 1.24

Top 10 places of birth outside British Isles
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Country 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
India 70,452 75,169 6.70 1.37 1.43 0.06
Pakistan 47,289 63,593 34.48 0.92 1.21 0.29
Caribbean 35,253 34,854 -1.13 0.68 0.66 -0.02
Germany 13,853 16,930 22.21 0.27 0.32 0.05
Bangladesh 11,560 16,060 38.93 0.22 0.30 0.08
Other South & E Africa n/a 9,869 n/a n/a 0.19 n/a
Kenya 9,473 9,563 0.95 0.18 0.18 0.00
Other Far East n/a 7,174 n/a n/a 0.14 n/a
Hong Kong 4,719 6,327 34.08 0.09 0.12 0.03
South Africa 3,189 6,118 91.85 0.06 0.12 0.06

Click column titles to sort table by that column.
People born outside British Isles area by area
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Sort by:
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Aldridge 645 919 42.48 1.60 2.39 0.79
Atherstone 833 978 17.41 1.37 1.58 0.21
Bedworth 1,052 1,201 14.16 3.23 3.49 0.26
Bilston 2,336 2,278 -2.48 6.24 6.56 0.32
Blakenhall 5,488 5,909 7.67 15.26 17.02 1.76
Bloxwich 1,459 1,856 27.21 2.75 3.61 0.86
Bournville 1,740 2,312 32.87 3.71 5.12 1.41
Bridgnorth 613 741 20.88 1.68 1.99 0.31
Brierley Hill 1,129 1,356 20.11 3.64 4.33 0.69
Bromsgrove Rural 829 1,123 35.46 2.13 2.80 0.67
Bromsgrove Urban 965 1,042 7.98 1.83 2.18 0.35
Brownhills 791 1,003 26.80 2.02 2.48 0.46
Burslem 1,349 2,025 50.11 2.89 4.19 1.30
Burton Rural 729 1,158 58.85 1.61 2.30 0.69
Burton Urban 2,224 2,926 31.56 4.71 6.04 1.33
Bushbury 2,807 2,940 4.74 5.69 6.13 0.44
Cannock 656 689 5.03 1.43 1.56 0.13
Codsall 738 781 5.83 1.53 1.61 0.08
Coventry Allesley 1,698 2,454 44.52 3.41 4.90 1.49
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Coventry Cheylesmore 4,044 5,929 46.61 8.56 12.43 3.87
Coventry Earlsdon 2,369 4,861 105.19 5.53 10.16 4.63
Coventry Longford 7,848 9,103 15.99 15.13 17.29 2.16
Coventry Radford 3,853 4,905 27.30 7.61 9.46 1.85
Coventry Wyken 2,794 3,784 35.43 5.37 7.46 2.09
Darlaston 5,721 6,778 18.48 10.93 13.24 2.31
Droitwich 844 1,303 54.38 1.97 2.73 0.76
Dudley Castle 1,583 1,872 18.26 4.37 5.18 0.81
Edgbaston E 4,721 7,981 69.05 11.19 17.58 6.39
Edgbaston W 1,649 2,333 41.48 3.89 5.61 1.72
Erdington E 1,526 2,033 33.22 3.48 5.04 1.56
Erdington W 2,928 3,505 19.71 5.64 7.19 1.55
Evesham 1,055 1,573 49.10 2.52 3.27 0.75
Fenton 942 738 -21.66 1.86 2.05 0.19
Fox Hollies 10,416 12,955 24.38 20.99 23.95 2.96
Gornal 1,550 1,717 10.77 3.00 3.17 0.17
Graiseley 6,499 7,192 10.66 17.09 18.65 1.56
Great Barr 1,663 2,467 48.35 4.57 7.04 2.47
Great Malvern Rural 969 1,044 7.74 2.43 2.60 0.17
Great Malvern Urban 1,160 1,865 60.78 2.93 4.50 1.57
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Halesowen 1,337 1,576 17.88 2.74 3.37 0.63
Hall Green E 2,005 3,163 57.76 8.07 12.20 4.13
Hall Green W 2,305 3,031 31.50 4.31 5.89 1.58
Handsworth 15,792 18,339 16.13 30.37 34.26 3.89
Hanley E 833 950 14.05 1.77 2.06 0.29
Hanley W 1,921 2,582 34.41 5.66 7.42 1.76
Hednesford 710 781 10.00 1.55 1.49 -0.06
Hereford Rural 1,006 1,261 25.35 2.69 3.18 0.49
Hereford Urban 1,320 1,596 20.91 2.63 2.91 0.28
Hodge Hill E 1,159 1,964 69.46 2.37 4.09 1.72
Hodge Hill W 5,075 6,708 32.18 17.98 24.11 6.13
Kidsgrove 262 300 14.50 1.09 1.24 0.15
Kingswinford 782 1,071 36.96 1.47 1.98 0.51
Ladywood E 12,041 15,595 29.52 24.25 28.69 4.44
Ladywood W 12,571 14,036 11.65 23.80 28.40 4.60
Leamington 4,401 5,165 17.36 7.61 8.44 0.83
Leek 906 924 1.99 1.47 1.51 0.04
Leominster Rural 1,367 1,410 3.15 2.51 2.78 0.27
Leominster Urban 653 985 50.84 2.45 2.49 0.04
Lichfield E 937 1,153 23.05 2.34 2.88 0.54
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Lichfield W 513 602 17.35 1.27 1.48 0.21
Longbridge 570 911 59.82 2.44 2.94 0.50
Longton 1,039 1,605 54.48 2.46 3.05 0.59
Market Drayton 1,138 1,453 27.68 2.15 2.54 0.39
Meriden N 1,144 1,153 0.79 2.07 2.28 0.21
Meriden S 1,319 1,905 44.43 2.77 3.75 0.98
Moseley 5,312 7,414 39.57 12.24 15.37 3.13
Newcastle-u-Lyme E 652 797 22.24 1.67 1.98 0.31
Newcastle-u-Lyme W 1,005 1,303 29.65 2.32 3.02 0.70
Northfield 1,526 1,998 30.93 3.32 4.47 1.15
Nuneaton E 1,228 1,958 59.45 2.59 4.03 1.44
Nuneaton W 1,721 1,487 -13.60 3.75 3.54 -0.21
Oldbury 2,971 3,705 24.71 7.80 9.46 1.66
Oscott 1,943 3,103 59.70 4.44 6.93 2.49
Oswestry 604 878 45.36 1.80 2.35 0.55
Redditch N 1,534 1,774 15.65 3.01 3.68 0.67
Redditch S 900 1,164 29.33 3.32 3.81 0.49
Rowley 910 1,351 48.46 2.47 3.61 1.14
Rugby Rural 1,361 2,575 89.20 3.26 5.53 2.27
Rugby Urban 3,303 3,719 12.59 5.69 6.06 0.37
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Shewsbury Rural 1,589 1,954 22.97 3.26 4.05 0.79
Shewsbury Urban 988 1,332 34.82 2.30 2.80 0.50
Solihull E 1,606 2,655 65.32 3.84 6.14 2.30
Solihull W 1,679 2,365 40.86 3.04 4.31 1.27
South Shropshire 784 1,023 30.48 2.05 2.53 0.48
Sparkbrook 17,863 22,301 24.84 31.06 35.16 4.10
Stafford Rural 972 1,040 7.00 2.25 2.72 0.47
Stafford Urban 1,728 2,116 22.45 4.09 4.22 0.13
Stoke Brown Edge 388 423 9.02 1.25 1.47 0.22
Stone E 336 322 -4.17 1.24 1.18 -0.06
Stone W 1,423 1,886 32.54 2.40 3.09 0.69
Stourbridge N 925 1,090 17.84 1.98 2.38 0.40
Stourbridge S 1,234 1,677 35.90 3.33 4.54 1.21
Stratford-on-Avon E 1,497 1,857 24.05 3.20 3.65 0.45
Stratford-on-Avon W 1,616 2,130 31.81 3.10 4.04 0.94
Sutton E 963 1,316 36.66 3.10 4.07 0.97
Sutton W 2,054 2,518 22.59 3.46 4.38 0.92
Tamworth Rural 653 923 41.35 1.89 2.45 0.56
Tamworth Urban 841 964 14.63 1.60 1.78 0.18
Telford E 1,466 2,360 60.98 3.70 5.06 1.36
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Telford W 1,085 1,261 16.22 2.88 3.04 0.16
Tettenhall 3,091 4,014 29.86 6.55 8.44 1.89
Walsall Paddock 3,167 3,892 22.89 8.99 11.37 2.38
Warley E 6,868 7,295 6.22 20.76 24.48 3.72
Warley W 2,313 3,051 31.91 4.83 6.45 1.62
Warwick 1,519 2,374 56.29 3.69 5.12 1.43
Wednesbury 1,828 2,398 31.18 3.72 4.83 1.11
Wednesfield 2,288 2,422 5.86 6.68 7.33 0.65
West Bromwich Central 4,539 4,842 6.68 9.33 10.89 1.56
Willenhall 1,389 1,678 20.81 3.53 4.44 0.91
Wombourne 791 770 -2.65 1.98 1.98 0.00
Worcester E 893 1,406 57.45 2.65 3.50 0.85
Worcester W 1,903 2,529 32.90 3.96 4.76 0.80
Wrekin Rural 1,316 1,813 37.77 2.93 3.48 0.55
Wrekin Urban 1,728 2,162 25.12 5.52 6.49 0.97
Wyre Forest Rural 718 941 31.06 1.90 2.38 0.48
Wyre Forest Urban 1,473 1,645 11.68 2.70 2.98 0.28
Yardley E 1,508 2,188 45.09 3.43 5.08 1.65
Yardley W 1,406 2,262 60.88 5.39 8.61 3.22
Can't find where you live? We have included every area but limitations with the data mean some names may not exactly match those familiar to you. If your first choice is not there, try other local names. For more details, read Your questions answered.
 
SEE ALSO


THIS DATABASE WAS ASSEMBLED BY BBC NEWS FROM RESEARCH BY:

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific