Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

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Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

Page3DEMOGRAHICS OF THE CITYAfter 15 years of falling, the population increased for the first time in 2008 and hasstabilised at its current rate. It is anticipated that this increase will be sustained insubsequent years. The increase is attributed to economic migration from the EU and to alesser extent people living longer combined with a small increase in births.Population of the City in 2009 1All people 238,500Males 118,000Females 120,500Mid-2008populationLivebirthsDeathsNaturalchangeNetmigration&otherchangesTotalchangeMid-2009population238.1 3.3 2.5 0.8 -0.4 0.4 238.5The population profile of Wolverhampton is broadly consistent with the West Midlandsregion (19% under 16; 61% of working age and 19% over 65 – but population decline isslightly slower – population projections for all of Western Europe highlight challenges of anageing society.The impact of the recession may be reducing the numbers of economic migrants to the City.All agesMid-2009Children0-15Working age16-64M/59FOlder people65M/60F and over238.5 46.2 145.7 46.6Working Age Population in 2009All aged 16-64 151,900Male aged 16-64 76,500Female aged 16-64 75,500Predicted population change in Wolverhampton1 Source for all: ONS, Mid-year population estimates

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