Population Statistics

This page contains the latest population data for Solihull.

Census 2011

The 2011 Census provides the most detailed breakdown of the Solihull population including age structure, ethnicity, household composition and living arrangements. Access key Census data and analysis through our dedicated webpages.

Mid Year Population Estimates

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces population estimates by age and sex annually during the period between Censuses at a variety of local geographies. The estimates relate to the position at the end of June each Year.

Access the data via the ONS website.

Use one of the links below to view Solihull data:

  • Excel Spreadsheet - showing age and gender estimates from 1981 to 2016 for Solihull, England and the West Midlands. Solihull Ward, Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) and Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) for 2015
  • PDF Summary of Mid-year Population Estimates

Population Projections

Every few years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces population projections by age and gender at a local authority level.

These projections are calculated by ageing the population for the previous year, applying local fertility and mortality rates to calculate the projected numbers of births and deaths and adjusting for migration into and out of the area.

Access the latest projections from 2014 to 2039 via the ONS website.

Use one of the links below to view Solihull’s projections:

Household Projections

The Department for Communities and Local Government produce household projections at a Local Authority level. Read the latest projections for Solihull here.

Births and Deaths

Birth Statistics are compiled annually by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for each local government and health area from the particulars collected at birth registration for entry into the live birth and stillbirth registers.

Access the latest annual data via the ONS website.  Click here to view the latest birth statistics for Solihull.

The ONS provides annual data on death registrations by place of usual residence. From this data on the numbers of deaths as well mortality rates are calculated at a Local Authority level.

Access the latest annual data via the ONS website.  Click here to view the latest figures for the number of deaths registered for Solihull.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes data about internal and international migration for local authorities in England and Wales.

Migration is broadly defined as a change in a person’s usual residence, it is an important contributory factor to population and social change. Migration can be divided into moves across national boundaries (international) and within a country (internal). Net migration is the balance between migration to and from an area. Internal moves can be viewed at different geographical scales: e.g. cross boundary moves between regions, local authorities and smaller areas. Migration is the most difficult component of the population change to estimate as there is no compulsory system to record movements of population. NHS, GP registration and HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) statistics are used as proxy data.

Access the latest annual data via the ONS website. Click here to view the latest migration figures for Solihull.

School Population

The Department for Education collects data from Local Authorities and schools as part of the spring school census, with the data published at a Local Authority level as part of the Schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release. This data release provides data on pupil numbers, age and gender, eligibility for free school meals, ethnicity and first language.

Access the latest annual data for pupils attending a Solihull school via the Department for Education website. Click here to view the latest School Census data for Solihull.

GP Patient Population

Patients do not necessarily have to register with a GP practice in the Local Authority area in which they live. As a result people living outside Solihull may be registered with one of Solihull CCG’s practices.

Read about the age and gender profile of patients registered with a Solihull GP here.

Solihull People and Place

Borough wide analysis covering demographic and population data for Solihull, including a review of evidence relating to the borough’s age profile, population change and ethnicity with particular focus on vulnerable population groups. As well as a review of evidence relating to the living and built environment, housing and infrastructure in Solihull.

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