The first results for the 2021 census were released today, 28 June, and show that Solihull’s population has increased overall by 4.6% since the last census in 2011.
Key highlights show that the biggest population increases can be seen in the older age groups, with a 30.3% increase in ages 70 – 79 and a 21.8% increase in ages 85+. The population of the younger age groups are also still growing and ages 5 – 14 have seen a 10.5% increase from 2011 to 2021.
Councillor Bob Sleigh OBE, Cabinet Member for Resources, said:
“It is great to have new data to work with from the new census. We can see that Solihull’s population is growing and can now use the data to inform how we deliver our services to make sure we meet the needs of our residents.
“Thank you to every resident who filled out the census and helped others to do so as it has allowed for this data to be collected and will help future planning.”
To read the full census, go here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/initialfindingsfromthe2021censusinenglandandwales