Information about Dudley

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Full Time Employees
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Dudley Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Dudley is 323,488 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Dudley is 164,471, and the female population is 159,017. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 266,564, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 14,906. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (159,461), followed by No religion (116,404), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (60,524), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (47,358). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Dudley area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (88,668), while 63,665 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 65,589 adults have Level 3 education, while 39,480 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Dudley area are

  • Professional occupations (24346)
  • Skilled trades occupations (17996), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (17362)


The average age of people living in Dudley is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (57258), Between 45 to 54 (43617), and Between 25 to 34 (41811). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Dudley has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (48,819) followed by Routine occupations (37,661), and Semi-routine occupations (36,727). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Postcodes in Dudley

The postcode district DY, B, WV are associated with the Dudley, and there are total 12 postcode areas (listed below). The Dudley has a total of 7094 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Dudley


Belle Vale

Brierley Hill

Brockmoor and Pensnett

Castle and Priory

Coseley East

Cradley and Wollescote


Halesowen North

Halesowen South

Hayley Green and Cradley South

Kingswinford North and Wall Heath

Kingswinford South

Lye and Stourbridge North

Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews


Pedmore and Stourbridge East

Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood


St James's

St Thomas's

Upper Gornal and Woodsetton

Wollaston and Stourbridge Town


RegionWest Midlands