Bromsgrove District

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Coordinates: 52°20′06″N 2°03′29″W / 52.335°N 2.058°W / 52.335; -2.058

Bromsgrove District
Non-metropolitan district
Bromsgrove shown within Worcestershire
Bromsgrove shown within Worcestershire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Worcestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Bromsgrove
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Bromsgrove District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Sajid Javid
Area
 • Total 83.8 sq mi (217.0 km2)
Area rank 160th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 93,700
 • Rank 251st (of 326)
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
 • Ethnicity 94.7% White
2.6% S.Asian
1.2% Mixed Race
1.0% Black British
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 47UB (ONS)
E07000234 (GSS)
OS grid reference SO9604870812
Website www.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Bromsgrove is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. Its council is based in the town of Bromsgrove.

It borders the built up area of Birmingham to the north. Other places in the district include Alvechurch, Aston Fields, Belbroughton, Catshill, Clent, Hagley, Rubery, Stoke Prior and Wythall.

The current district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Bromsgrove urban district and Bromsgrove Rural District.

Since 2011, Bromsgrove has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.

Population[edit]

The following table illustrates the change in the district's population between 1801 and 2011.

Year Population[1]
1801 14,486
1811 16,330
1821 18,312
1831 20,720
1841 21,124
1851 22,960
1861 27,321
1871 31,682
1881 36,043
1891 41,992
1901 44,224
1911 46,574
1921 44,176
1931 41,903
1941 50,338
1951 60,470
1961 68,919
1971 78,555
1981 86,982
1991 92,251
2001 87,486
2011 93,600[2]

Transport[edit]

Bromsgrove railway station is the local station for the centre of the district, but there are several others within the district. Road travel, especially to Birmingham, is also important in the district.

Barnt Green railway station and Alvechurch railway station are on the line to Redditch.

Hagley railway station and Wythall railway station are also on lines leading into Birmingham, which pass through the edges of the district.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vision of Britain". GIS Project. Retrieved 2006-01-14. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics, first release of data from 2011 census.