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West Midlands

Key Publications

News Release: Census gives insights into characteristics of the West Midlands’ population 11-Dec-2012
Statistics published today from the 2011 Census reveal the changing characteristics of the population in every region of England and Wales and the 348 local authorities that form them. These statistics cover topics such as ethnicity, religion, country of birth, health, accommodation, tenure, and availability of cars and vans. Further details are given in the Statistical Bulletin and accompanying tables.
Article: Region and Country Profiles - Directory of Tables 19-Dec-2013
A list of data tables included in all the latest Region and Country Profile releases. It includes hyperlinks to each file.
Summary: West Midlands: A fifth of the population were aged under 16 in 2012 17-Oct-2013
The latest ONS Region and Country Profiles analysis takes a look at the characteristics for the West Midlands, exploring aspects such as population, age, employment and house prices.
Article: Portrait of the West Midlands, July 2011 (Pdf 2255Kb) 29-Jul-2011
The Portrait of the West Midlands presents a wide range of information covering infrastructure, demographic, environmental and economic statistics for the region. It includes information for districts, unitary and local authorities which allows comparison between the various areas and the rest of the UK.

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Latest Publications

  • Overcrowding and Under-occupation in England and Wales 17-Apr-2014
    Occupancy ratings by household type in England and Wales, 2011 Census analysis. An occupancy rating shows whether a household is overcrowded or under-occupied. The analysis revealed that out of 23.4 million households, 1.1 million (4.5%) were overcrowded and that overcrowding was most likely to occur in socially rented (8.7%) and privately rented households (8.6%), compared to owner occupied (2.3%). However, most households (16.1 million) were under-occupied and 6.2 million had bedrooms at par with the standard. Owner occupied households were most likely to be under-occupied (82.7%), compared with privately rented (49.5%) and socially rented households (39.4%).
  • Regional Labour Market Statistics, April 2014 16-Apr-2014
    Employment, unemployment, inactivity, jobs and the Claimant Count for regions, local authorities and parliamentary constituencies.
  • House Price Index, February 2014 15-Apr-2014
    A monthly release that publishes figures for mix-adjusted average house prices and house price indices for the UK and its component countries and regions.
  • GVA for Local Enterprise Partnerships, 1997-2012 11-Apr-2014
    National Statistics showing annual estimates of economic output (as measured by the nominal Gross Value Added) for LEPs, released on 11th April 2014.
  • 2011 Census Analysis - Cycling to Work 26-Mar-2014
    This report assesses cycling to work by residents of England and Wales using the results of the 2011 Census. Changes since 2001 are analysed, while cycling by workers resident in London is compared to cycling by workers resident in the rest of England and Wales. The characteristics of people cycling to work are also assessed including age, sex and distance travelled to work.
  • 2011 Census Analysis - Distance Travelled to Work 26-Mar-2014
    This report assesses distance travelled to work by residents of England and Wales using the results of the 2011 Census. As well as assessing changes to the average commuting distance since 2001, increases in the number of people reporting to have no fixed place of work are also analysed.

Key Data

Reference table: Regional Labour Market: HI05 - Headline Indicators for the West Midlands, April 2014 (Excel sheet 2344Kb) 16-Apr-2014
Labour Market indicators for the West Midlands, covering employment, unemployment, Claimant Count, full and part time and temporary workers and jobs.
Reference table: Regional GVA Graphing Tool, 1997-2012 (Excel sheet 219Kb) 11-Dec-2013
A tool allowing the user to graph official estimates of regional Gross Value Added (GVA) released on 11th December 2013.
Reference table: Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - Mid 2012 (ZIP 826Kb) 08-Aug-2013
Mid 2012 population estimates are available at UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland level and subnationally (local authority) by single year of age and sex. These include additional detailed components of population change. The Population Estimates reflect the local authority administrative boundaries that were in place on 30 June of the reference year of the tables.

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