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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km2 over the past decade.
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.
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.
Sandwell's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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