This is a modern unit which was reported on by the 2011 census. Most of our historical statistics were originally gathered for units with quite different boundaries. To give you a clear picture of long-run change, we have used our detailed information on boundaries and population distribution to redistrict the historical statistics to the modern units. More details here.

Statistical comparisons will be made with Great Britain (change comparison)


Available Themes

Population

Population

Densities and rates of growth. Age structure: concentrations of young people, and of the old.
Industry

Industry

How people made their living: identifying farming communities, pit villages, mill towns and so on.
Social Structure

Social Structure

Social class and socio-economic groups. Concentrations of professionals, and of unskilled labourers.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Life & Death

Life & Death

Numbers of babies born. Deaths, especially infant deaths. Causes of death by age and gender.
Work & Poverty

Work & Poverty

Unemployment rates and poor relief. What proportions of men and of women did paid work?
Housing

Housing

Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

Click on the hyperlinks for direct access to key graphs and tables.

We have created these time series for the modern local authority area by using a Geographical Information System to re-district statistics for a variety of historical units which covered the same area.

Preferred Name:
WEST MIDLANDS
Unit Type:
Government Office Region
Date created:
1996
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10204630
Authorities:
Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ENGLAND Dep Country 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SHROPSHIRE Modern (post 1974) County 1996 1-APR-2009 Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
STAFFORDSHIRE Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WARWICKSHIRE Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WEST MIDLANDS Met.C Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WORCESTERSHIRE Modern (post 1974) County 1996   Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
BIRMINGHAM District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
BRIDGNORTH District/Unitary Authority   1-APR-2009 Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
BROMSGROVE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
CANNOCK CHASE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
COVENTRY District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
DUDLEY District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
EAST STAFFORDSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
HEREFORDSHIRE UA/County District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
LICHFIELD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
MALVERN HILLS District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH SHROPSHIRE District/Unitary Authority   1-APR-2009 Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NORTH WARWICKSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
OSWESTRY District/Unitary Authority   1-APR-2009 Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
REDDITCH District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
RUGBY District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SANDWELL District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SHREWSBURY AND ATCHAM District/Unitary Authority   1-APR-2009 Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SHROPSHIRE UA District/Unitary Authority 1-APR-2009   Census of Population (2011 Key Statistics)
SOLIHULL District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOUTH SHROPSHIRE District/Unitary Authority   1-APR-2009 Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
STAFFORD District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
STOKE ON TRENT UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
STRATFORD ON AVON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TAMWORTH District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
TELFORD AND WREKIN UA District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WALSALL District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WARWICK District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WOLVERHAMPTON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WORCESTER District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WYCHAVON District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
WYRE FOREST District/Unitary Authority     Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, the West Midlands GovOf through time | Census tables with data for the Government Office Region, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10204630

Date accessed: 26th September 2017