County Of West Midlands

The West Midlands county came into existence in April 1974 and is the second most populous county in England, after Greater London.

The county consists of the City of?Birmingham, the City of?Coventry, and the City of?Wolverhampton, as well as the metropolitan boroughs of?Dudley,?Sandwell,?Solihull, and?Walsall

City / Town


Area (sq km)


Area (sq miles)


Population


Number of Businesses


Birmingham


267.8


103.4


1,124,569


29,520


Coventry


98.64


38.09


352,911


8,835


Dudley


97.96


37.82


317,634


9,160


Sandwell


86


33.2


322,712


7,680


Solihull


178.3


68.8


211,763


7,560


Walsall


103.95


40.14


278,715


6,975


Wolverhampton


69.44


26.81


256,621


6,370


Total of West Midlands


902.09


348.26


2,864,925


76,100


Source:?Population figures are mid-year estimates for 2016 from the?Office for National Statistics (Published June 2017)

Businesses ? UK Business Counts ? Enterprises ??Office for National Statistics

WEST MIDLANDS REGION

The County of West Midlands comprises seven local authority areas: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Our Local Authorities

7 Local Authorities

7 Local Authorities

Area (sq km): 902.09

Area (sq miles): 348.26

Population: 2,864,925

Businesses: 76,100

Sandwell

Sandwell

Area (sq km): 86

Area (sq miles): 33.2

Population: 322,712

Businesses: 7,680

Birmingham

Birmingham

Area (sq km): 267.8

Area (sq miles): 103.4

Population: 1,124,569

Businesses: 29,520

Solihull

Solihull

Area (sq km): 178.3

Area (sq miles): 68.8

Population: 211,763

Businesses: 7,560

Coventry

Coventry

Area (sq km): 98.64

Area (sq miles): 38.09

Population: 352,911

Businesses: 8,835

Walsall

Walsall

Area (sq km): 103.95

Area (sq miles): 40.14

Population: 278,715

Businesses: 6,975

Dudley

Dudley

Area (sq km): 97.96

Area (sq miles): 37.82

Population: 317,634

Businesses: 9,160

Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

Area (sq km): 69.44

Area (sq miles): 26.81

Population: 256,621

Businesses: 6,370