Area Information for Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP

Edward Road in Balsall Heath is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Balsall Heath West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Hall Green. This page combines information for the address Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B12 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for B12 9LP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Balsall Heath West
Constituency Birmingham, Hall Green
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP:

Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LR
Trevose Retreat, Birmingham, B12 9TQ
Sherron Gardens, Birmingham, B12 9TG
Tanworth Grove, Birmingham, B12 9TU
Vincent Street, Birmingham, B12 9TR
Richmond Avenue, Homer Street, Birmingham, B12 9RB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B12 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 2 property sales in Edward Road since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 9
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 12
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 51% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 60
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 135

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 60
Two People 23
Three People 14
Four People 11
Five People 16
Six People 6
Seven People 3
8+ People 2
Total 135

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 52
Total 96

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Birmingham, Hall Green constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 185
Female 167
Total 352

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 28
5-7 15
8-9 14
10-14 32
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 16
20-24 21
25-29 29
30-44 66
45-59 44
60-64 21
65-74 18
75-84 27
85-89 9
90+ 1
Total 352

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B12 9LP does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 103
Married 100
Divorced 16
Separated 17
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 258

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 132
Good 120
Fair 59
Bad 25
Very Bad 16
Total 352

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 35
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 98
Other 23
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 15% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 52
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 5
Pakistani 112
Bangladeshi 26
Chinese 4
Other Asian 14
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 51
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 45
Total 352

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham), 56% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 197
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 3
Other 145
Total 352

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B12 9LP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 246
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 58

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 93
No Religion 26
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 205
Sikh 2
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 352

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 39
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 31
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 15
Total 221

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 7
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 88

Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP is within the Sparkbrook policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 207 crimes were reported within half a mile of B12 9LP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 207 crimes committed near Edward Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Sparkbrook
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Below are the details of the closest services to Balsall Heath. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for B12 9LP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest railway station is Bordesley, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bordesley 1.1 miles
Small Heath 1.3 miles
Five Ways 1.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.9 miles
Tyseley 2.1 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.1 miles
Adderley Park 2.2 miles
Duddeston 2.3 miles
Selly Oak 2.3 miles
Hall Green 2.3 miles
Spring Road 2.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.5 miles
Bournville 2.7 miles
Yardley Wood 2.9 miles
Acocks Green 3 miles
Aston 3.4 miles
Kings Norton 3.6 miles
Stechford 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest is Ark Tindal Primary Academy, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark Tindal Primary Academy 290 yards
Heath Mount Primary School 380 yards
Clifton Primary School 780 yards
Park Hill Primary School 800 yards
Percy Shurmer Academy 840 yards
St John and Monica Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
Nelson Mandela School 0.6 miles
Ladypool Primary School 0.6 miles
Anderton Park Primary School 0.7 miles
Chandos Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest is Redstone Educational Academy, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Redstone Educational Academy 240 yards  
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 530 yards  
Iqra Girls High School 550 yards  
Heritage Academy 800 yards  
Green Oak Academy 0.6 miles  
Ark St Alban's Academy 0.6 miles
Ark Boulton Academy 1.1 miles
Queensbridge School 1.1 miles
Holy Trinity Catholic School 1.2 miles
City Academy 1.3 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest is Dr Mohamedtaki Walji, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dr Mohamedtaki Walji < 50 yards
Dr S Raghavan < 50 yards
FirstCare Practice < 50 yards
Strensham Road Surgery 550 yards
The Wand Medical Centre 830 yards
Highgate Medical Centre 860 yards
Newport Medical Practice half a mile
Moseley Medical Centre 0.8 miles
Newport Medical Group 0.8 miles
Bellevue Medical Centre 0.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest is Dr Patel Dental Practice, approximately 280 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest is Juniper Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LP. The nearest is Shifa Eye Clinic, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shifa Eye Clinic 200 yards
RJ Eye Centre 680 yards
Opticare Ophthalmic Opticians 860 yards
Eye Sight Centre Opticians 0.5 miles
Peter E Waite (Optometrist) 0.6 miles
Michael Wolffe 0.6 miles
Mohammed Dilwar Khan 0.7 miles
Eyecon Opticians 0.7 miles
Onkar Eye Society 0.7 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 0.8 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in B12 9LP

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 23 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 207.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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