Population Of Walsall | Walsall Population 2021

Walsall Population 2021:- Walsall is a large market town and administrative centre in West Midlands County, England. Walsall is the administrative centre of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Walsall. At the 2011 census, Walsall’s built-up area had a population of 67,594, with the wider borough having a population of 269,323. The Walsall dialect is often referred to as “Yam-Yam”.


Walsall Population

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

  • 2001:- 253,499
  • 2011:- 269,323
  • Walsall Population 2021:- 285,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Walsall 2021 according to the estimates is 285,000.



According to the 2011 Census, Walsall’s estimated population at around 269,000 people, an increase of around 6.2% from the previous census in 2001. Walsall has an area of 40.14 sq mi (103.95 km2). Walsall has a population density of 6,943/sq mi (2,681/km2).

92.6% of people speak English as their main language; a further 5.0% do not consider English their main language but speak it well.



There has been a significant increase in the level of ethnic diversity in Walsall over the past decade. While ‘White British’ remains the largest single group at 76.9%, the number of residents from a minority ethnic group has risen to almost one in four. This figure of 23.1% residents is an increase on the 14.8% in 2001. The largest increase is in people of Asian background, with a rise from 10.4% in 2001 to 15.2% in
2011. Minority ethnic groups are highly concentrated in certain parts of the borough.

  • White British:- 76.9%
  • All other White:- 1.9%
  • Mixed:- 2.7%
  • Asian:- 15.2%
  • Black:- 2.3%
  • Other:- 0.8%



While the majority of Walsall people still view themselves as Christian (59.0%) this has fallen substantially in the last 10 years. The number of Muslims in Walsall has increased to 8.2%.

  • Christian 59.0%
  • Muslim 8.2%
  • Sikh 4.3%
  • Hindu 1.7%
  • Buddhist 0.2%
  • Other religion 0.5%
  • No religion 20.0%
  • Not stated 6.0%



Walsall has had many industries, from coal mining to metalworking. In the late 19th century, the coal mines ran dry, and Walsall became internationally famous for its leather trade. Walsall still manufactures the Queen’s handbags, saddles for the Royal family and leather goods for the Prince of Wales. Walsall is the traditional home of the English saddle manufacturing industry. Apart from leather goods, other industries in Walsall include iron and brass founding, limestone quarrying, small hardware, plastics, electronics, chemicals and aircraft parts.

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