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15th Aug, 2022

Census shows a significant spike in people over 90 in Bromsgrove

Ryan Smith 1st Jul, 2022

BROMSGROVE has seen a 31 per cent spike in the number of people living there who are over 90 years old over the last ten years but just a 0.5 per cent rise in people aged 15 to 64, according to the 2021 census.

This figure is above the national average, as there are only 23 per cent more people living in England in the 90 and over bracket compared to ten years ago.

However, Bromsgrove’s 34 per cent increase in 70 to 74-year-olds is below the 37 per cent rise in the country.

There has also been an 18 per cent decrease in the number of 40 to 44-year-olds living in Bromsgrove over the past ten years, 10 per cent higher than the total decrease in England.

The 7 per cent national drop in 45 to 49-year-olds is also below Bromsgroves’ 13 per cent decrease.

The District also saw an 8 per cent decrease in those aged between 15 and 24.

This is again a higher drop than the English total, where there has been a decrease of four per cent in the number of 15 to 19-year-olds and a five per cent drop in those between 20 and 24.

The overall population size for Bromsgrove grew by 5.9 per cent from around 93,600 in 2011 to 99,200 in 2021, lower than the 6.6 per cent nationwide increase.

Nearby Wychavon saw the second-highest population increase in the West Midlands at 13.3 per cent, but Bromsgrove did see a larger spike than the likes of Redditch, whose figures rose by 3.3 per cent.

This has seen Bromsgrove drop one place to 248th in the list of the most populated areas in England.

Bromsgrove is the 13th least densely populated of the West Midlands’ 30 local authority areas, with around three people living on each football pitch-sized area of land.

There were 457 people living in each square kilometre of Bromsgrove last year, a jump of 25 from 2011 and higher than the 434 residents in the same space in England.

There has also been an increase in the number of households since 2011, rising from 38,290 to 41,300.

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