Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

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Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

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Predicted population change in Wolverhampton

The city’s population is predicted to grow only marginally by 2031 (to 247,000) but its

composition will change significantly. Most increase is likely in the BME communities who

will constitute around one-third of the city’s population by 2026.

Over the next five years there will be growth of 6-8% in three groups – the young, middle

aged and old age as shown in the diagram below. The subsequent 15 years will see growth

of over 30% in the 65+ population, increasing from 40,600 in 2010 to 53,100 by 2031. The

population over 80 will grow by more than 50% in the next 20 years.

Population by Age 2010-30

Population by Ethnicity 2008-26

ALL White Mixed Indian Pakistani Other

Asian

Black Other

2008 239,000 178,500 7,300 32,050 4,500 3,100 11,950 1,750

2016 239,900 171,800 8,800 34,200 6,100 4,250 12,850 2,050

2026 241,800 163,600 11,150 36,150 8,550 5,900 14,200 2,400

It is predicted that there will be an increase in all minority ethnic communities in the City

over the next fifteen years, while the white population declines absolutely and relatively 2 .

2 Mid-year estimates

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