Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

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Wolverhampton's City Strategy - Wolverhampton Partnership

Page4Predicted population change in WolverhamptonThe city’s population is predicted to grow only marginally by 2031 (to 247,000) but itscomposition will change significantly. Most increase is likely in the BME communities whowill 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, middleaged and old age as shown in the diagram below. The subsequent 15 years will see growthof over 30% in the 65+ population, increasing from 40,600 in 2010 to 53,100 by 2031. Thepopulation over 80 will grow by more than 50% in the next 20 years.Population by Age 2010-30Population by Ethnicity 2008-26ALL White Mixed Indian Pakistani OtherAsianBlack Other2008 239,000 178,500 7,300 32,050 4,500 3,100 11,950 1,7502016 239,900 171,800 8,800 34,200 6,100 4,250 12,850 2,0502026 241,800 163,600 11,150 36,150 8,550 5,900 14,200 2,400The predictions are for all minority ethnic groups to increase and for a significant reductionin the white population of city. This is based primarily on respective birth rates.

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