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Location: West Midlands

Population: 96,800 (2016)

Interesting fact: Bromsgrove was a centre for nail making. Having enjoyed prominence in the wool trade during the Middle Ages its skills were turned to nail making. By the late 18th century almost 1000 people were employed. The French Huguenots who had fled persecution in their own country brought their skills to the area. It was only industrial processes that dealt the final hammer blow to this trade.



Bromsgrove is a member of the Rural Services Network and falls
under the branch of our service called the Rural Assembly.
A list of all the Rural Assembly members can be found here.


Bromsgrove Information

Phone number
01527 881288
Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs)
- Greater Birmingham and Solihull
- Worcestershire
Frequency of elections
Elections are of whole council
Number of councillors
Political composition
Conservative Party - 18
Labour - 7
Independents - 3
Wythall residents Association - 3
Bromsgrove - Sajid Javid (Conservative)
Decision making structure
Leader and a Cabinet
Population change
Population change
One Year Population Change
+ 0.3%
Ten Year Population Change
+ 5.2%
Police Authority
West Mercia Police Authority
Fire Service
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Health Authority
NHS West Midlands
21,704 Hectares
Rural Output Areas
63 rural OAs from 297 OAs in total
Audited by
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Rural Classification (Defra)
Urban with City and Town
Population by Area- (Density)
4.41 people per hectare
Number of Parishes
Number of Parish Meetings
Number of Parish Councils
Number of Town Councils
Average house price
£245,000 (Median price paid by local authority, year ending Q4-2015 - provided by UK HPI data published by Land Registry © Crown copyright 2016)
Outsourced Services
Information yet to be supplied
Average age of population
42.6 (2011 Census data)
Main Towns
Unemployment rate
0.7% (JSA claimants for August 2017)
Current Council Tax
(amount reported is the amount received by the Council - no other services are included)
2014/2015 Council Tax - £200.24
2015/2016 Council Tax - £200.24
2016/2017 Council Tax - £205.24
2017/2018 Council Tax - £210.24

Percentage of households socially rented from council or local authority
3.0% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population who have reported they are in very good health
49.1% (2011 Census data)
Percentage of population which provides unpaid care
11.9% (2011 Census data)
Employment by Occupation
Percentage of people aged 16 and over who are in Social Major Group 1-3
42.7% (ONS annual population survey - April 15-March 16)
Average annual wage for full time employees
  1. 2014 Workplaced Based Median - £22,473
    2015 Workplaced Based Median - £23,142
  2. 2014 Workplaced Based Mean - £27,816
    2015 Workplaced Based Mean - £27,410
  3. 2014 Resident Based Median - £30,829
    2015 Resident Based Median - No source data
  4. 2014 Resident Based Mean - £34,935
    2015 Resident Based Mean - £36,485
Percentage of those employed in full time employment
39.4% (2011 Census data)
Cars or vans owned per household
(2011 Census data)
No cars or vans - 12.5%
1 car or van - 37.3%
2 cars or vans - 37.0%
3 cars or vans - 9.5%
4 or more cars and vans - 3.8%
Local Newspapers
Information yet to be supplied
National Park/AONBs
Malvern Hills (AONB)

2015 English Indices of Deprivation analysis toolDeprivation

(Produced by Oxfordshire County Council)

The Research & Intelligence Unit of Oxfordshire County Council have produced an interactive tool that present the 2015 English Indices of Deprivation on a map of England to make it easier to explore the data for your areas of interest, and have kindly made this tool available to members of the Rural Services Network.

The analysis works through your web browser, and can be accessed for Bromsgrove here

(All factual information on these pages is updated annually by the RSN)
(Information given via links will however be updated as new information becomes available)





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