Area Information for Birmingham, B16 8NQ

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Ladywood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B16 8NQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B16 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1999. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Ladywood
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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 Birmingham, B16 8NQ:

Gilby Road, Birmingham, B16 8RQ
Gilby Road, Birmingham, B16 8RG
Power Crescent, Birmingham, B16 8SW
Rann Close, Birmingham, B16 8HF
Gilby Road, Birmingham, B16 8RH
St Vincent Street West, Birmingham, B16 8RB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B16 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B16 8NQ 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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

The area containing Birmingham consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 25
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 107
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 159
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 83% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 2
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 66
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 65
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 6
Total 157

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 59
Two People 40
Three People 26
Four People 17
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 157

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 80
Total 148

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, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 172
Female 197
Total 369

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B16 8NQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 38% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 46
5-7 23
8-9 20
10-14 41
15 9
16-17 13
18-19 8
20-24 22
25-29 22
30-44 102
45-59 47
60-64 4
65-74 8
75-84 4
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 369

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B16 8NQ is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 134
Married 42
Divorced 19
Separated 21
Widowed 13
Same Sex 1
Total 230

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 167
Good 134
Fair 49
Bad 8
Very Bad 11
Total 369

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 36
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs 37
No GCSEs 70
Other 21
Total 230

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 25% 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 92
Mixed Ethnicity 37
Indian 13
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 7
Other Asian 24
Black African 83
Black Caribbean 63
Other Black/African/Caribbean 35
Other 5
Total 369

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 64% 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 238
Wales 1
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 6
Other 116
Total 369

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 B16 8NQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 218
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 26
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 85

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 196
No Religion 69
Buddhist 5
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 55
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 37
Total 369

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ladywood ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 52
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 10
Total 226

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
Manufacturing 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 104

Birmingham, B16 8NQ is within the Ladywood policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B16 8NQ
Neighbourhood Team Address Ladywood
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Below are the details of the closest services to B16 8NQ. 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 B16 8NQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest railway station is Five Ways, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Five Ways 0.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 1 mile
Jewellery Quarter 1 mile
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.3 miles
University 1.8 miles
Bordesley 1.9 miles
Duddeston 2.3 miles
Selly Oak 2.4 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.4 miles
The Hawthorns 2.7 miles
Small Heath 2.8 miles
Adderley Park 2.9 miles
Aston 2.9 miles
Perry Barr 2.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3 miles
Bournville 3.4 miles
Langley Green 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest is St John's & St Peter's CofE Academy, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John's & St Peter's CofE Academy 150 yards
The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School 440 yards
St George's Church of England Primary School 570 yards
Nelson Junior and Infant School 790 yards
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Barford Primary School 0.8 miles
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
St Thomas CofE Academy 0.9 miles
Brookfields Primary School 0.9 miles
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest is Jewellery Quarter Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Jewellery Quarter Academy 0.6 miles  
Edgbaston High School for Girls 0.7 miles  
City Academy Birmingham 0.7 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 0.8 miles
Central Academy 0.8 miles
Harborne Academy 1.2 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.4 miles
Nishkam High School 1.5 miles
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.5 miles
Ark St Alban's Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest is Karis Medical Centre, approximately 630 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice - Monument Road, approximately 430 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 Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest is The Westbourne Centre, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B16 8NQ. The nearest is Eye Opticians Ltd, approximately 660 yards away.

* 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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