Information about Sandwell

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Sandwell Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Sandwell is 341,832 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Sandwell is 173,577, and the female population is 168,255. 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 177,929, followed by Indian, with a total of 44,378. 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 (136,354), followed by No religion (89,102), 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 (49,389), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (46,055). 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 Sandwell area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (86,393), while 46,250 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 75,804 adults have Does not apply education, while 36,175 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Sandwell area are

  • Elementary occupations (21976)
  • Professional occupations (19323), and
  • Process, plant and machine operatives (17351)


The average age of people living in Sandwell is 38 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (71098), Between 35 to 44 (47768), and Between 25 to 34 (47432). 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 Sandwell has Routine occupations (48,143) followed by Never worked and long-term unemployed (39,044), and Semi-routine occupations (38,594). 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 Sandwell

The postcode district WS, B, DY, WV are associated with the Sandwell, and there are total 17 postcode areas (listed below). The Sandwell has a total of 6858 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Sandwell




Charlemont with Grove Vale

Cradley Heath and Old Hill

Friar Park

Great Barr with Yew Tree

Great Bridge

Greets Green and Lyng

Hateley Heath



Old Warley


Princes End



Soho and Victoria

St Pauls

Tipton Green


Wednesbury North

Wednesbury South

West Bromwich Central

RegionWest Midlands