Almost one in four usual residents of Sandwell were born outside the UK (Census data)

Almost one in four usual residents of Sandwell were born outside the UK (Census data)

Many of you may recall the Census that took place last year, an event that has taken place once a decade since the first one in 1801 (apart from 1941).

It’s the only time that every person and household is counted in England and Wales (with Scotland now conducting its own census) and it remains the largest single source of social statistics (in England and Wales).

The first set of data was released on 28th June 2022 and further data will be released every two to three weeks throughout autumn and winter 2022.

The most recent release covers demography and migration data, and includes household composition, country of birth and migration.

Did you know, for example, that:

  • There are 130,246 households with residents in Sandwell, a rise of 7.2% since 2011
  • (in 2021), 38,042 households in Sandwell are made up of only one person
  • 47,670 usual residents (13.9%) held a non-UK passport; one of the most common non-UK passports held was Polish (6,860, 2.0% of all usual residents).

Data like this is invaluable for a whole variety of reasons, but it’s particularly helpful when submitting background and context to funding applications for voluntary and community organisations … and your local repository of such information is Sandwell Trends.

There is a wealth of statistical information about Sandwell, not just census data, that’s available to support such applications including profiles for each of Sandwell’s six towns.

And, of course, SCVO is here to help you make sense of some of that data in relation to your funding applications – drop us a line to: or call us on 0121 525 1127 to find out more.


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