Key facts

About West Midlands Conurbation

We are made up of seven local authorities (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton) with a combined population of nearly three million people.

There are a number of sporting stadia within West Midlands Conurbation, including:

Villa Park (Aston Villa Football Club)

Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club)

Ricoh Arena (Wasps Rugby)

St Andrews Stadium (Birmingham City Football Club)

The Hawthorns (West Bromwich Albion Football Club)

Edgbaston (Warwickshire County Cricket Club)

Alexander Stadium (Athletics)

Bescot Stadium (Walsall Football Club)

West Midlands Conurbation has a wide range of venues with high attendance including; entertainment and events venues, faith sites, shopping centres, universities and tourist attractions.


West Midlands Conurbation sits in the centre of the country, acting as a hub for the movement of goods vehicles throughout the country. Central to the West Midlands area are the motorway networks of the M6, M5, M42, M6 toll, A38M and M54.

The Midland Motorway (Birmingham Box) incorporating the M6, M5 and M42 motorways currently experiences traffic flows of between 120,000 and 160,000 vehicles per day. This equates to approximately 13,000 vehicles per hour (two way flow) on our busiest sections of motorway.

There are three airports within the Conurbation including the UK’s seventh largest airport – Birmingham International (BHX) with nearly 11 million passengers per year.

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