Birmingham Factsheet

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Area

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

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2019 3.2 (16/63)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2019 45.01 (22/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2019 56.82 (16/63)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2019 369.45 (28/63)
  • GDP per worker (£) 2018 60,695 (29/62)
  • Patent Applications (per 100,000 of population) 2018 5.46 (52/63)

Demographics

  • People Born Outside the UK (%) 2011 15.99 (14/63)
  • Population Aged 0-17 (%) 2019 24.18 (8/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2019 17.28 (25/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2019 19.46 (29/63)
  • Population Aged 45-66 (%) 2019 25.04 (50/63)
  • Population Aged 67+ (%) 2019 14.05 (38/63)

Exports

  • Exports per job (£) 2017 16,690 (19/62)
  • Goods exports per job (£) 2017 12,310 (12/62)
  • Services exports per job (£) 2017 4,380 (37/62)

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 2020 7.55 (33/62)
  • Housing Stock 2019 1,032,795 (3/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2020 209,703.64 (32/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2019 10.71 (19/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2019 45.1 (23/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2019 5.29 (48/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2019 11.45 (33/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2019 27.44 (39/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) January 2021 9.62 (2/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2018 68.3 (61/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2019 813,500 (3/62)
  • Publicly Funded Jobs 2019 306,500 (3/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2019 2.65 (26/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) November 2020 10.17 (6/63)

Size

  • GDP (£ billion) 2018 67 (3/62)
  • Population 2019 2,557,070 (2/63)
  • Total Jobs 2019 1,120,505 (3/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2020 513.21 (22/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.39 (33/58)
  • Pupils achieving 9-4 grades in Maths & English at GCSE (%) 2019 60.64 (32/55)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2019 30.2 (46/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2019 14.1 (3/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2018 3.96 (43/63)
  • 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)
  • Number of days of poor air quality 2019 28 (21/63)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 7.63 (38/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2019 89.01 (17/63)

Welfare

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