SOLIHULL’S population has grown by 4.6 per cent in the past decade, according to results from the 2021 census.
The first results from last year’s census were released earlier this week and show that the biggest population increases can be seen in the older age groups, with a 30.3 per cent increase in ages 70 to79 and a 21.8 per cent increase in ages 85-plus.
The data shows the population of the younger age groups are also still growing and ages five to 14 have seen a 10.5 per cent increase from 2011 to 2021.
Councillor Bob Sleigh, cabinet member for Resources, said: “It is great to have new data to work with from the new census. We can see that Solihull’s population is growing and can now use the data to inform how we deliver our services to make sure we meet the needs of our residents.
“Thank you to every resident who filled out the census and helped others to do so as it has allowed for this data to be collected and will help future planning.”
To read the full census, click here.