Population

329,042

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Population Density

3,846 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.18%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

86 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.97

Birth rate

13.1

Death rate

10.5

internal migration

international migration

The **population of Sandwell is 329,042** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Sandwell to be **. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Sandwell grew by an estimated 592 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 20,000. Compare population by area.

Sandwell's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.2%, which is 0.5% lower than the average population growth rate in Sandwell for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).

Sandwell covers an area of 86 square kilometres (33 square miles) and has a population density of 3,846 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Sandwell's population of 329,042 is equivalent to 0.6% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Sandwell is the 19th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Sandwell's population growth rate of 0.18% is 0.29% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Sandwell is the 34th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Sandwell's population density of 3,846 people per km
^{2}is 3,412 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Sandwell is the 13th Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Sandwell was 1,999, and net international migration into Sandwell was 1,684.

Sandwell's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Sandwell if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.97, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 13.1, led to population increases of 4,299 during the year, and Sandwell's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.5 resulted in a 3,444 population decrease. In total, a net 855 person natural increase.

- Sandwell's fertility rate of 1.97 is 0.38 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Sandwell's birth rate of 13.1 births per thousand people is 2.4 higher than England's birth rate, and Sandwell's death rate or mortality rate of 10.5 people per thousand is 0.5 higher than England's death rate
- Sandwell's annual net international migration rate of 0.51% is above the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 826 in 2011 to a net 1,999 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,086 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,684 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 2,054 people in 2011 to 855 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 80% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£31,490

Sandwell Salary

Average rent

£639

Rental Market of Sandwell

GDP

£ 7.6 billion

Sandwell Economy

Sandwell's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 329,042 | 0.18% | |

2019 | 328,450 | 0.33% | |

2018 | 327,378 | 0.59% | |

2017 | 325,460 | 0.88% | |

2016 | 322,631 | 1.11% | |

2015 | 319,101 | 0.89% | |

2014 | 316,289 | 0.74% | |

2013 | 313,980 | 0.88% | |

2012 | 311,245 | 0.71% | |

2011 | 309,042 |

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Sandwell's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Sandwell is forecast to be 340,530 in 2025 and 347,891 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 337,366 | 0.52% | 3,943 |

2024 | 339,004 | 0.49% | 3,962 |

2025 | 340,530 | 0.45% | 3,980 |

2026 | 342,022 | 0.44% | 3,998 |

2027 | 343,485 | 0.43% | 4,015 |

2028 | 344,936 | 0.42% | 4,032 |

2029 | 346,408 | 0.43% | 4,049 |

2030 | 347,891 | 0.43% | 4,066 |

2031 | 349,348 | 0.42% | 4,083 |

2032 | 350,812 | 0.42% | 4,100 |

2033 | 352,340 | 0.44% | 4,118 |

2034 | 353,902 | 0.44% | 4,136 |

2035 | 355,488 | 0.45% | 4,155 |

2036 | 357,108 | 0.46% | 4,174 |

2037 | 358,778 | 0.47% | 4,193 |

2038 | 360,497 | 0.48% | 4,213 |

2039 | 362,226 | 0.48% | 4,234 |

2040 | 363,954 | 0.48% | 4,254 |

2041 | 365,676 | 0.47% | 4,274 |

2042 | 367,384 | 0.47% | 4,294 |

2043 | 369,065 | 0.46% | 4,314 |

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Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics