Birmingham Factsheet

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Area

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

Business and innovation

  • Business Churn Rate (%) 2016 7.09 (5/62)
  • Business Closures (per 10,000 population) 2016 42.91 (29/63)
  • Business Start-ups (per 10,000 population) 2016 65.05 (11/62)
  • Business stock (per 10,000 population) 2016 311.98 (27/62)
  • GVA per worker 2016 48,421.63 (30/62)
  • 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 0-17 (%) 2016 24.09 (7/63)
  • Population Aged 18-29 (%) 2016 17.45 (28/63)
  • Population Aged 30-44 (%) 2016 19.43 (33/63)
  • Population Aged 45-64 (%) 2016 23.28 (50/63)
  • Population Aged 65+ (%) 2016 15.75 (35/63)

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 2017 7.46 (31/62)
  • Housing stock 2016 1,013,140 (3/63)
  • Mean house price (£) 2017 190,984.4 (33/62)

Industrial Structure

  • Manufacturing (%) 2016 10.54 (19/62)
  • Other Private Services (%) 2016 44.14 (33/62)
  • Other Sectors (%) 2016 4.98 (41/62)
  • Private Knowledge Intensive Business Services (%) 2016 11.96 (27/62)
  • Public Services (%) 2016 28.37 (38/62)

Jobs and Employment

  • Claimant Count (%) August 2018 4.41 (2/63)
  • Employment Rate (%) 2017 66.69 (61/63)
  • Private Sector Jobs 2016 782,000 (3/62)
  • Publicly funded jobs 2016 309,500 (2/62)
  • Ratio of Private to Public Sector Employment 2016 2.53 (24/62)
  • Youth Claimant Count (%) August 2018 4.31 (6/63)

Size

  • GVA 2016 52.83 (3/62)
  • Population 2016 2,512,000 (2/63)
  • Total Jobs 2016 1,091,500 (3/62)

Skills, Wages and Inequality

  • Average Weekly Workplace Earnings (£) 2017 527.2 (18/63)
  • Gini coefficient 2016 0.39 (33/58)
  • Pupils Achieving 5A*-C GCSEs inc. Maths & Eng. (%) 2016 52.63 (42/59)
  • Working Age Population with a Qualification at NVQ4 or Above (%) 2016 28.4 (49/63)
  • Working Age Population with No Formal Qualifications (%) 2016 16.3 (1/63)

Travel and Environment

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita (tons) 2015 4.42 (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)
  • People who Work from Home (%) 2011 7.63 (38/59)
  • Ultrafast Broadband (%) 2017 85.95 (18/63)

Welfare

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