Population

286,716

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Population Density

2,758 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.43%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

104 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.82

Birth rate

12.8

Death rate

10.8

internal migration

-0.1%

international migration

0.3%

The **population of Walsall is 286,716** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Walsall to be 289,208**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Walsall grew by an estimated 1,238 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 17,192. Compare population by area.

Walsall's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Walsall for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).

Walsall covers an area of 104 square kilometres (40 square miles) and has a population density of 2,758 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 165 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Walsall's population of 286,716 is equivalent to 0.5% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Walsall is the 26th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Walsall's population growth rate of 0.43% is 0.03% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Walsall is the 24th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Walsall's population density of 2,758 people per km
^{2}is 2,324 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Walsall is the 16th Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Walsall was 237, and net international migration into Walsall was 851.

Walsall's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Walsall if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.82, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.8, led to population increases of 3,657 during the year, and Walsall's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.8 resulted in a 3,085 population decrease. In total, a net 572 person natural increase.

- Walsall's fertility rate of 1.82 is 0.23 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Walsall's birth rate of 12.8 births per thousand people is 2.1 higher than England's birth rate, and Walsall's death rate or mortality rate of 10.8 people per thousand is 0.8 higher than England's death rate
- Walsall's annual net international migration rate of 0.30% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 148 in 2011 to a net 237 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 524 in 2011 to an inflow of 851 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,397 people in 2011 to 572 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 58% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£31,219

Walsall Salary

Average rent

£618

Rental Market of Walsall

GDP

£ 5.6 billion

Walsall Economy

Walsall'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 | 286,716 | 0.43% | 2,758 |

2019 | 285,478 | 0.74% | 2,746 |

2018 | 283,378 | 0.74% | 2,725 |

2017 | 281,293 | 0.86% | 2,705 |

2016 | 278,887 | 1.09% | 2,682 |

2015 | 275,880 | 0.71% | 2,653 |

2014 | 273,933 | 0.73% | 2,635 |

2013 | 271,955 | 0.41% | 2,616 |

2012 | 270,844 | 0.49% | 2,605 |

2011 | 269,524 | 2,592 |

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

The population of Walsall is forecast to be 296,484 in 2025 and 304,384 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 293,095 | 0.62% | 2,819 |

2024 | 294,827 | 0.59% | 2,836 |

2025 | 296,484 | 0.56% | 2,852 |

2026 | 298,110 | 0.55% | 2,867 |

2027 | 299,697 | 0.53% | 2,882 |

2028 | 301,262 | 0.52% | 2,897 |

2029 | 302,830 | 0.52% | 2,913 |

2030 | 304,384 | 0.51% | 2,928 |

2031 | 305,915 | 0.50% | 2,942 |

2032 | 307,468 | 0.51% | 2,957 |

2033 | 309,030 | 0.51% | 2,972 |

2034 | 310,604 | 0.51% | 2,987 |

2035 | 312,180 | 0.51% | 3,002 |

2036 | 313,766 | 0.51% | 3,018 |

2037 | 315,387 | 0.52% | 3,033 |

2038 | 317,049 | 0.53% | 3,049 |

2039 | 318,712 | 0.52% | 3,065 |

2040 | 320,368 | 0.52% | 3,081 |

2041 | 322,017 | 0.51% | 3,097 |

2042 | 323,657 | 0.51% | 3,113 |

2043 | 325,281 | 0.50% | 3,129 |

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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