List of settlements in West Midlands (county) by population

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The 10 largest settlements of the county of the West Midlands, with district centres in yellow, cities in bold, and key towns shown in white.

This is a list of settlements in West Midlands by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 29 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in the West Midlands, shown in the table below.

Administrative boundaries[edit]

West Midlands numbered districts.svg

Table taken from the West Midlands County - Geography subsection:

Metropolitan borough Administrative centre Included towns and areas
1 City of Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Bilston, Blakenhall, Bushbury, Oxley, Wednesfield
2 Dudley Dudley Brierley Hill, Cradley, Halesowen, Kingswinford, Lye, Netherton, Stourbridge, Quarry Bank
3 Walsall Walsall Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Darlaston, Pelsall, Pheasey, Shelfield, Willenhall
4 Sandwell Oldbury Bearwood, Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath, Old Hill, Smethwick, Tipton, Tividale, Wednesbury, West Bromwich, Yew Tree
5 City of Birmingham Birmingham Edgbaston, Great Barr, Hall Green, Handsworth, Northfield, Quinton, Soho, Sutton Coldfield
6 Solihull Solihull Balsall Common, Bickenhill, Castle Bromwich, Chelmsley Wood, Dorridge, Elmdon, Hampton-in-Arden, Kingshurst, Knowle, Marston Green, Meriden, Monkspath, Hockley Heath
7 City of Coventry Coventry Allesley, Binley, Keresley, Stoke, Tile Hill


Population ranking[edit]

Table has been taken from the West Midlands Conurbation article and missing county areas added (#2 & 28)

Rank Settlement Population (2011)[1] Notes on significant changes since 2001
1 Birmingham 1,085,810 Gained Quinton from Oldbury-Smethwick USD. Gained Minworth from Sutton Coldfield USD.
2 Coventry 325,949 Excludes Binley Wood and Bedworth
3 Wolverhampton 210,319 Bilston and Wednesfield removed from 2001. The three BUASDs combined total 265,178. Essington removed and placed within Willenhall BUASD.
4 Solihull 123,187 Gained Shelly Green and Knowle-Bentley Heath from 2001.
5 Sutton Coldfield 109,015
6 Dudley 79,379 Coseley, Kingswinford, Brierley Hill and Sedgley removed from 2011. The five BUASDs combined total 215,693. Gained Cradley Heath and Quarry Bank from Oldbury-Smethwick USD.
7 West Bromwich 72,945 Wednesbury and Tipton removed from 2001. Town split in two by Sandwell Valley and the two parts are now considered separately. The four BUASDs combined total 153,366. Gained Yew Tree from 2001.
8 Walsall 67,594 Willenhall, Darlaston and Bloxwich removed from 2001. The four BUASDs combined total 185,114.
9 Stourbridge 63,298 Gained Hagley from 2001.
10 Halesowen 58,135
11 Willenhall 51,429 New in 2011. Previously part of Walsall USD, but also gained Essington from Wolverhampton USD.
12 Kingswinford 50,801 New in 2011. Previously part of Dudley USD.
13 Smethwick 48,765 New in 2011. Previously part of Oldbury-Smethwick USD.
14 Bloxwich 47,288 New in 2011. Previously part of Walsall USD.
15 Tipton 42,407 New in 2011. Previously part of West Bromwich USD.
16 Aldridge 39,463 Gained Rushall, Shelfield and Pelsall from 2001.
17 Rowley Regis 34,260 New in 2011. Previously part of Oldbury-Smethwick USD.
18 Brierley Hill 31,430 New in 2011. Previously part of Dudley USD.
19 Sedgley 30,979 New in 2011. Previously part of Dudley USD.
20 Bilston 29,556 New in 2011. Previously part of Wolverhampton USD.
21 Wednesfield 25,303 New in 2011. Previously part of Wolverhampton USD
22 Oldbury 23,964 New in 2011. Previously part of Oldbury-Smethwick USD.
23 Coseley 23,104 New in 2011. Previously part of Dudley USD.
24 Brownhills 20,373
25 Wednesbury 19,029 New in 2011. Previously part of West Bromwich USD.
26 West Bromwich East 18,985 New in 2011. Previously part of West Bromwich USD.
27 Darlaston 18,803 New in 2011. Previously part of Walsall USD.
28 Balsall Common 7,039
29 Blackheath 6,518 New in 2011. Previously part of Oldbury-Smethwick USD.


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