Birmingham Factsheet

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Area

  • Area 800km2
  • Local Authorities Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2015 7.52 (9/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2015 32.73 (32/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2015 54.68 (20/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2015 291.74 (33/63)
  • GVA per Worker (£) 2015 48,504.98 (32/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2015 8.21 (57/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 15.99 (14/63)
  • Population Aged 0-19 (%) 2011 26.9 (5/63)
  • Population Aged 20-29 (%) 2011 14.62 (33/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2011 20.32 (35/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2011 22.91 (55/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2011 15.26 (29/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2014 14,090 (25/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2014 10,330 (17/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2014 3,760 (44/62)

Housing

  • Households in Social Rentership (%) 2011 23.61 (10/63)
  • Households Renting Privately or Living Rent-Free (%) 2011 15.8 (47/63)
  • Households that Own or Part-Own Their Home (%) 2011 60.59 (39/63)
  • Housing Affordability Ratio 2016 7.24 (32/62)
  • Housing stock 2015 1,007,070 (3/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2016 177,602.56 (34/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2015 11.13 (19/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2015 41.87 (29/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2015 8.24 (26/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2015 12.04 (27/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2015 26.73 (43/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) October 2017 3.68 (1/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2015 64.2 (61/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2015 780,800 (3/62)
  • Publicly funded jobs 2015 284,800 (3/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2015 2.74 (20/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) October 2017 3.88 (5/63)

Size

  • GVA (£ bn) 2015 51.69 (3/62)
  • Population 2015 2,488,200 (2/63)
  • Total Jobs 2015 1,046,900 (3/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2016 506.7 (26/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2013 0.4 (31/58)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2015 53.33 (36/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2015 28.1 (46/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2015 16.5 (1/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2014 4.69 (46/63)
  • Commuting by Bicycle (%) 2011 1.53 (48/63)
  • Commuting by Bus, Train or Metro (%) 2011 17.04 (12/63)
  • Commuting by Other Methods (%) 2011 0.4 (45/63)
  • Commuting by Private Vehicle (%) 2011 64.83 (35/63)
  • Commuting on Foot (%) 2011 8.57 (53/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 7.63 (38/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2016 84.04 (19/63)

Welfare

  • Total welfare spend (£ million) 2014 9,038.97 (2/62)
  • Welfare Spend Per Capita (£) 2014 3,658.02 (14/62)