Census Data

West Midlands: Length of residence

Location Type: Metropolitan Counties, ONS Geographic Code: E11000005

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Key Facts

All Residents 2,919,653
Male 1,433,051
Female 1,486,603
Households 1,131,763

The ONS doesn't publish census data directly for Metropolitan Counties. The figures on this page are aggregated from census areas contained within West Midlands. They may not, therefore, be precisely accurate. Age-standardised statistics and population density are not available for aggregated datasets.

Table Codets016
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options6

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by their length of residence in the UK. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The length of residence in the UK is derived from the date that a person most recently arrived to live in the UK. It does not include returning from a holiday or short stay outside the UK.

Length of residence is only applicable to usual residents who were not born in the UK. It does not include usual residents born in the UK who have emigrated and since returned -
these are recorded in the category “born in the UK”.

More information at the ONS website

Length of residence in the UK: Total: All usual residents 2,919,657
Born in the UK 2,286,558
10 years or more 372,921
5 years or more, but less than 10 years 105,399
2 years or more, but less than 5 years 84,235
Less than 2 years 70,544

These values are calculated by adding up the values for census output areas contained within West Midlands. They may, therefore, be slightly inaccurate due to administrative boundaries not precisely aligning with census boundaries.

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