Census Data

West Midlands: Country of birth

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000005

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Key Facts

All Residents 5,950,757
Male 2,927,564
Female 3,023,193
Households 2,429,491
Population Density (people/km2) 457.8
Table Codets004
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options12

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


The country in which a person was born.

For people not born in one of in the four parts of the UK, there was an option to select "elsewhere".

People who selected "elsewhere" were asked to write in the current name for their country of birth.

More information at the ONS website

Country of birth: Total 5,950,759
Europe 5,373,979
Europe: United Kingdom 5,048,322
Europe: EU countries 300,823
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU14 117,983
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU8 111,088
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU2 66,232
Europe: EU countries: All other EU countries 5,520
Europe: Non-EU countries 24,834
Europe: Non-EU countries: All other non-EU countries 24,834
Africa 132,413
Middle East and Asia 382,278
The Americas and the Caribbean 51,874
Antarctica and Oceania (including Australasia) and Other 7,446
British Overseas 2,769

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