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Walsall Borough in Brief:

  • About Walsall Borough: Walsall is a Metropolitan Borough, and is one of the four local authorities in the Black Country.
  • Population: Walsall's resident population has grown to 269,500 (June 11). This is an increase of around 15,800 residents, or 6.2%, since 2001 Census.
  • Ethnicity: There has been a significant increase in the level of ethnic diversity in Walsall over the past decade. While 'White British' remains the largest single group, at 76.9%, the number of residents from a minority ethnic group has risen to almost 1 in 4 (23.1%).
  • Unemployment: 3% of the working age population claim Jobseekers Allowance (Dec14). (Black Country 3.5%, West Mids 2.4%, Eng 1.9%)
  • Health: Life expectancy at birth is a good indicator of the health of a population. In Walsall life expectancy is higher in woman (82.3) than men (77.3).
  • Housing: There are 107,822 households (with at least one usual resident) in Walsall. This is an increase of 6,500, or 6.4% since 2001
  • Environment: Walsall has 535 green spaces covering over 2,160 hectares which makes up nearly 25% of the total area of the Borough. Much of Walsall’s green space is natural and semi-natural which accounts for 45% of all green space by area. Parks and Garden cover over 200 hectares, nearly 13% of all green space by area.


Area Partnership Profiles:

Area Partnership Profiles Area1 Area2 Area3 Area4 Area5 Area6

Key Facts on Walsall's 6 Area Partnerships

Ward Profiles:

Ward Profiles Brownhills Pelsall Aldridge North and Walsall Wood Rushall Shelfield Aldridge Central and South Streetly Pheasey Park Farm Paddock St Matthews Blakenall Palfrey Pleck Birchills Leamore Bloxwich East Bloxwich West Willenhall North Short Heath Bentley and Darlaston North Willenhall South Darlaston South

Key Facts on Walsall's Ward Profiles

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