Census Data

West Midlands: Purpose of second address

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 Codets055
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options10

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales with a second address by the purpose of that second address. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


Indicates whether a person has an alternative address (somewhere they stay for more than 30 days per year) and the type of second address this is.

The 'Not applicable' classification applies to people without an alternative address.

More information at the ONS website

Second address type: Total: All usual residents 131,305
Armed forces base address 933
Another address when working away from home 6,092
Holiday home 13,845
Student's term-time address 851
Student's home address 38,043
Another parent or guardian's address 40,852
Partner's address 11,218
Other 19,471
Second address type not specified 0

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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