Birmingham Population 2022

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Note: This article is about Birmingham, UK. For notes about the US city of Birmingham, Alabama - please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom (London is the largest city in the UK). At the time of the census in 2001, the population of Birmingham was recorded at 977,087.

The Census of 2011 shows that Birmingham's population had reached 1,137,100.

City Size and Population Density

Birmingham's city proper covers 267 square kilometers, with a population just over 1 million. The entire metropolitan area covers 598 square kilometers and boasts a population of 4,332,629 individuals. The population density overall comes to approximately 4,200 people per square kilometer.

Birmingham's Population History

For most of its history, Birmingham saw steady population growth as it grew into one of Britain's most important industrial centers. It's most significant period of growth was between 1911 and 1921 when the number of people living in the city almost doubled. In just ten years, the population increased from 525,833 to 919,333, a growth rate of 74.9%.

Since then, however, Birmingham's population has gone up and down. The 2011 census marks the third time that the city's size has exceeded one million people. The milestone was reached for the first time in 1931 when the population was recorded at 1,002,603, but the following census from 1939 marked a fall to 995,039. The city bounced back to 1.1 million residents in 1951, but by the time of the 2001 census, it's population had fallen again to 977,087. Birmingham's council is no doubt crossing its fingers in the hope that they will once again be able to join London as the only British city with a population of over a million.

Ethnicity and Religion in Birmingham

Birmingham is even more ethnically diverse than London, the country's capital city. The 2001 census confirmed that 70.4% of the people of Birmingham were white, 19.5% were Asian, 6.1% were Black, 0.5 were Chinese, 2.5% were mixed race, and 0.6 were of another ethnic group.

Birmingham is also notable for having the UK's highest Gypsy and Traveller population. At 53,554, more than 5% of the people living in Birmingham are Gypsies or Travellers.

Christianity remains the city's most prominent religion. In the last (2001) census 59.1% of Birmingham residents reported themselves as being Christian. Other major religions were Islam (14.3%), Sikh (2.93%), and Hindu (1.98%). 12.4% of the surveyed population reported having no religion, and 8.4% did not answer the question.

Population of Birmingham Alabama

In case you were wondering, the population of Birmingham in the USA was 212,237 in 2010, making it the 97th largest American city. The city reached a peak population of 340,087 in 1960, but since then it has been in steady decline.

The 2010 US Census recorded that 73.4% of Birmingham Alabama's population was black, and 22.3% white, making it considerably less diverse than it's namesake in England.

Year Population
20352,891,163
20342,873,784
20332,856,184
20322,838,310
20312,820,122
20302,801,580
20292,782,704
20282,763,525
20272,744,075
20262,724,409
20252,704,617
20242,684,807
20232,665,100
20222,645,598
20212,626,374
20202,607,437
20192,588,566
20182,570,068
20172,551,877
20162,533,814
20152,515,879
20142,498,096
20132,480,438
20122,462,930
20112,445,497
20102,428,921
20092,412,706
20082,396,620
20072,380,599
20062,364,706
20052,348,919
20042,333,259
20032,317,661
20022,302,189
20012,286,819
20002,285,076
19992,286,277
19982,287,477
19972,288,677
19962,289,877
19952,291,080
19942,292,282
19932,293,485
19922,294,687
19912,295,893
19902,300,653
19892,306,540
19882,312,433
19872,318,357
19862,324,289
19852,330,236
19842,336,190
19832,342,175
19822,348,168
19812,354,176
19802,356,826
19792,358,428
19782,360,030
19772,361,632
19762,363,233
19752,364,840
19742,366,446
19732,368,053
19722,369,658
19712,371,270
19702,369,516
19692,367,009
19682,364,508
19672,362,003
19662,359,504
19652,357,008
19642,354,517
19632,352,023
19622,349,534
19612,347,049
19602,337,556
19592,326,444
19582,315,400
19572,304,409
19562,293,484
19552,282,582
19542,271,746
19532,260,962
19522,250,243
19512,239,546
19502,228,915

Birmingham Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20352,891,1630.60%17,379
20342,873,7840.62%17,600
20332,856,1840.63%17,874
20322,838,3100.64%18,188
20312,820,1220.66%18,542
20302,801,5800.68%18,876
20292,782,7040.69%19,179
20282,763,5250.71%19,450
20272,744,0750.72%19,666
20262,724,4090.73%19,792
20252,704,6170.74%19,810
20242,684,8070.74%19,707
20232,665,1000.74%19,502
20222,645,5980.73%19,224
20212,626,3740.73%18,937
20202,607,4370.73%18,871
20192,588,5660.72%18,498
20182,570,0680.71%18,191
20172,551,8770.71%18,063
20162,533,8140.71%17,935
20152,515,8790.71%17,783
20142,498,0960.71%17,658
20132,480,4380.71%17,508
20122,462,9300.71%17,433
20112,445,4970.68%16,576
20102,428,9210.67%16,215
20092,412,7060.67%16,086
20082,396,6200.67%16,021
20072,380,5990.67%15,893
20062,364,7060.67%15,787
20052,348,9190.67%15,660
20042,333,2590.67%15,598
20032,317,6610.67%15,472
20022,302,1890.67%15,370
20012,286,8190.08%1,743
20002,285,076-0.05%-1,201
19992,286,277-0.05%-1,200
19982,287,477-0.05%-1,200
19972,288,677-0.05%-1,200
19962,289,877-0.05%-1,203
19952,291,080-0.05%-1,202
19942,292,282-0.05%-1,203
19932,293,485-0.05%-1,202
19922,294,687-0.05%-1,206
19912,295,893-0.21%-4,760
19902,300,653-0.26%-5,887
19892,306,540-0.25%-5,893
19882,312,433-0.26%-5,924
19872,318,357-0.26%-5,932
19862,324,289-0.26%-5,947
19852,330,236-0.25%-5,954
19842,336,190-0.26%-5,985
19832,342,175-0.26%-5,993
19822,348,168-0.26%-6,008
19812,354,176-0.11%-2,650
19802,356,826-0.07%-1,602
19792,358,428-0.07%-1,602
19782,360,030-0.07%-1,602
19772,361,632-0.07%-1,601
19762,363,233-0.07%-1,607
19752,364,840-0.07%-1,606
19742,366,446-0.07%-1,607
19732,368,053-0.07%-1,605
19722,369,658-0.07%-1,612
19712,371,2700.07%1,754
19702,369,5160.11%2,507
19692,367,0090.11%2,501
19682,364,5080.11%2,505
19672,362,0030.11%2,499
19662,359,5040.11%2,496
19652,357,0080.11%2,491
19642,354,5170.11%2,494
19632,352,0230.11%2,489
19622,349,5340.11%2,485
19612,347,0490.41%9,493
19602,337,5560.48%11,112
19592,326,4440.48%11,044
19582,315,4000.48%10,991
19572,304,4090.48%10,925
19562,293,4840.48%10,902
19552,282,5820.48%10,836
19542,271,7460.48%10,784
19532,260,9620.48%10,719
19522,250,2430.48%10,697
19512,239,5460.48%10,631
19502,228,9150.00%

Birmingham Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
London9,540,5761.22%
Manchester2,770,4340.74%
Birmingham2,645,5980.73%
West Yorkshire1,915,1340.69%
Glasgow1,688,9070.49%
Southampton943,7450.84%
Liverpool911,5460.56%
Newcastle Upon Tyne818,4520.57%
Nottingham800,3940.80%
Sheffield740,5320.71%
Bristol700,6301.02%
Belfast638,7170.65%
Brighton617,3530.85%
Leicester561,6350.84%
Edinburgh548,2061.03%
Bournemouth514,3130.84%
Cardiff484,5910.73%
Coventry438,7321.47%
Middlesbrough390,7720.46%
Stoke On Trent389,7540.51%

Other Cities in United Kingdom

  1. Birmingham City Council - Information, documents and reports on population change in Birmingham
  2. Birmingham City Council - Census - Population and census

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