Oldbury is a market town in Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in the West Midlands. It serves as the administrative centre of the borough. The population of the ward amounts to over 13,000 residents, while the entirety of Oldbury Town numbers over 50,000 residents.
From a strong industrial and manufacturing history that saw the town contribute greatly to the production of armaments in World War I, Oldbury now is experiencing redevelopment with a mix of commercial and residential projects. Retail stores have popped up all over the town since the 1980s, injecting a much needed boost of economic activity in the area.