Population Of Dudley | Dudley Population 2021

Dudley Population 2021:- Dudley is a large industrialised market town and administrative centre in the county of West Midlands, England. Dudley is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and in 2011 had a population of 79,379. The Metropolitan Borough, which includes the towns of Stourbridge and Halesowen, had a population of 312,900. Dudley is the capital of the Black Country.

Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and grew into an industrial centre in the 19th century with its iron, coal, and limestone industries before their decline.


Dudley Population

To know the actual Population of Dudley 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 194,919
  • 2011:- 79,379
  • Dudley Population 2021:- 90,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Dudley 2021 according to the estimates is 90,000.



According to the 2011 census, the population of Dudley is 79,379. In the 2001 census, the population was 194,919, which led to it being considered one of the largest towns in Britain without city status. This population change is not due to large population movements but to a redefinition of the town’s boundaries (for example, Kingswinford with a population of over 50,000, included as Dudley in the 2001 census, is now considered a separate town).





Dudley’s town centre has become increasingly run down; in 2012 nearly a third of its shop units lay vacant, the highest figure for a centre of its size in England. Retailing was particularly hard hit by the opening of the Merry Hill Shopping Centre. This led to the exit of the majority of major retailers.

Dudley town centre is now largely occupied by takeaway restaurants, charity shops, and gambling centres. The variety of businesses left led to Dudley being named ‘the worst place to shop in the UK’ in a 2014 study, which drew condemnation from the local council.

Dudley town’s market remains a prominent local shopping destination. It has undergone numerous developments in its history.

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