Posted on 18 December 2009 by Irina Petre
Encouragingly the City Region has an increasingly young, diverse and growing working age population.
The area’s working age population is forecast to grow by just under 100,000 (6%) in the next 10 years and by more than 180,000 (11%) by 2028.
This growth is expected to be underpinned by a significant increase in the number of young people. Numbers of 0-15 year olds are expected to increase by more than 65,000 (12%) in the next decade and by nearly 84,000 (14%) by 2028.
Source: Office for National Statistics, 2006-based population projections
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The growth rates for the working age population are very similar in the West Midlands and the City Region.
Filed under: Economy & Labour Force, Population & Society, Skills, West Midlands | Tagged: City Region, migration, population, population change, West Midlands | 1 Comment »
Posted on 23 September 2009 by Andrina Dhillon
Worcestershire County Council’s research and intelligence unit publish a monthly round-up of employment fact and figures.
These statistics are broken down by wards and districts, and also show the picture for the whole of Worcestershire in comparison to the West Midlands.
Highlights from the August 2009 summary (PDF, 713kb) include:
Filed under: Data, Economy & Labour Force, Employment, Worcestershire | Tagged: economy, employment, jobs, labour market, population, statistics, unemployment, Worcestershire | Leave a comment »
Posted on 30 July 2009 by Andrina Dhillon
Worcestershire has been awarded part of a £5.5 million grant as part of a cross-government scheme to promote intergenerational volunteering. The Generations Together campaign aims to encourage meaningful interaction between young and old generations across the region.
Over the next two years £386,800 will be available for Worcestershire’s transferable skills project. This project aims to provide more than 700 community project volunteers, both young and old, with additional skills to encourage greater understanding between generations, challenge negative stereotypes and increase interaction between different age groups.
Filed under: Population & Society, Worcestershire | Tagged: community, employment, Generations Together, jobseeking, population, qualifications, volunteering, Worcestershire | Leave a comment »
Posted on 20 May 2009 by Stuart Onyeche
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) are holding seminars across four locations in June 2009 to explain the forthcoming improvements to the mid-2008 population estimates, sub-national population projections and migration statistics.
The seminars will provide information on adjusting internal (within UK) migration using data on students. They will also cover modelling the geographical distribution of long-term international migration and short-term internal migration at the local authority level, together with other improvements that are being made.
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Posted on 9 April 2009 by Rosie Day
Last week the Observatory launched the State of the Region dialogue on population change. This event was the first step towards understanding what evidence on the changing population is needed by policy makers in the region.
Chris Allen, Director of Research and Policy at brap, was one of the presenters at this event and his presentation Beyond being statistically challenged: How do we move the equalities agenda forward? is now available to view here. Continue reading
Filed under: Data, Economic inclusion, Events, Population, Population & Society, Regional Data and Intelligence Network, State of the Region, West Midlands, West Midlands Regional Observatory | Tagged: BME, brap, Chris Allen, deprivation, diversity, equality, migration, population, State of the Region, statistics | 1 Comment »
Posted on 9 December 2008 by Stuart Onyeche
The National Statistician’s annual article on the population has been published by the Office for National Statistics, covering the theme of aging and mortality, investigating the underlying demographic trends contributing to the UK’s population growth. The report also highlights key sub-national demographic statistics.
The UK’s population is projected to increase from 61 million in 2007 to 63.2 million in 2012 (3.7% growth), whereas over the same period in the West Midlands region the population is projected to increase from 5.4 million to 5.5 million (2.9% growth), the third lowest percentage increase of the nine English regions. The North East and North West are the only regions projected to record slower growth, whilst the East Midlands is forecast to experience the fastest with a population increase of 5.4%.
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Posted on 23 September 2008 by Gavin Wray
On 16th September 2008, we hosted a full day seminar at the Observatory on new and emerging challenges of population change. The presentations by each of the speakers are now available to download.
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Posted on 28 August 2008 by Naomi Winchurch
The Office for National Statistics released the 2007 mid year population estimates and 2006 mid year population estimates by ethnic group at Government Office Region level and down to Local Authority District level last week.
Data for the total population is available by five year age bands and broad age group (children, working age, and older people), and can also be split by sex. The ethnicity data can only be split by sex and broad age group.
This data has been incorporated into our 2008 State of the Region demographic dataset (XLS, 2.9MB) and the mid year estimates InstantAtlas maps by region and local authority.
Headline figures for the West Midlands show that in line with national trends the working age population has increased by 3,000, whereas the number of children has decreased by 6,000 since 2006.
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