About Sandwell

Sandwell is a Metropolitan Borough covering 33 square miles (86 square km) situated to the north west of Birmingham and is a sub-region of the ‘Black Country.’


The latest population estimate for Sandwell is 327,378 people living in the borough with a projected increase of 30,300 people between 2016 and 2030 (ONS, 2018) Sandwell is an ethnically diverse borough with 34% of residents from Black and Minority Ethnic communities compared with 20% in England and Wales (2011 Census)

The Six Towns - Sandwell comprises of six main towns; West Bromwich, Wednesbury, Tipton, Smethwick, Oldbury and Rowley Regis. These six towns each has a strong individual identity and different character which can make collaboration challenging between areas. The information from Sandwell Trends website provides an overview of each of the towns.