Area Information for Birmingham, B16 8QS

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Edgbaston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Edgbaston. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B16 8QS, 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 June 2000. 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 Edgbaston
Constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston
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 8QS:

Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8TP
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8TU
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8QG
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8SJ
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8FU
Francis Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8SP

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 8QS 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 5
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 110
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 20
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 29
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 121

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 28
Two People 37
Three People 38
Four People 9
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 121

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 97

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around B16 8QS however is predominantly male (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 178
Female 122
Total 300

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 21
5-7 13
8-9 9
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 3
20-24 65
25-29 51
30-44 60
45-59 31
60-64 9
65-74 22
75-84 9
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 300

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B16 8QS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 150
Married 78
Divorced 13
Separated 6
Widowed 5
Same Sex 2
Total 254

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.

Health
Very Good 143
Good 114
Fair 35
Bad 7
Very Bad 1
Total 300

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) 117
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs 16
No GCSEs 31
Other 29
Total 254

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 67% 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 200
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 15
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 6
Other Asian 5
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 17
Total 300

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 61% 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 184
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 34
Other 74
Total 300

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 8QS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 208
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 35
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 23

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.

Religion
Christian 131
No Religion 77
Buddhist 7
Hindu 10
Jewish 9
Muslim 44
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 300

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Edgbaston ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 8
Total 243

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 16
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 173

Birmingham, B16 8QS is within the Edgbaston policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2018, 231 crimes were reported within half a mile of B16 8QS.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 231 crimes committed near B16 8QS
Neighbourhood Team Address Edgbaston
Force Website: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B16 8QS. 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 8QS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B16 8QS. The nearest railway station is Five Ways, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Five Ways 650 yards
Birmingham New Street 1 mile
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.3 miles
University 1.6 miles
Bordesley 1.8 miles
Selly Oak 2.1 miles
Duddeston 2.4 miles
Small Heath 2.7 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.7 miles
Adderley Park 2.9 miles
The Hawthorns 2.9 miles
Aston 3.1 miles
Bournville 3.1 miles
Perry Barr 3.2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.2 miles
Tyseley 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B16 8QS. The nearest is St George's Church of England Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's Church of England Primary School 540 yards
    
St John's & St Peter's CofE Academy 700 yards
    
The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School 860 yards
    
Nelson Junior and Infant School 0.7 miles
    
St Thomas CofE Academy 0.7 miles
    
Oasis Academy Woodview 0.7 miles
    
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Barford Primary School 1 mile
    
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
    
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B16 8QS. The nearest is Edgbaston High School for Girls, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Edgbaston High School for Girls 820 yards  
City Academy Birmingham 0.6 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 0.8 miles
    
Jewellery Quarter Academy 0.9 miles  
Harborne Academy 1 mile
    
Central Academy 1 mile
    
Ark St Alban's Academy 1.4 miles
    
King Edward VI High School for Girls 1.5 miles  
George Dixon Academy 1.5 miles
    
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B16 8QS. The nearest is Karis Medical Centre, approximately 760 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 8QS. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice - Five Ways, approximately 330 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 8QS. The nearest is The Westbourne Centre, approximately 590 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B16 8QS. The nearest is Eye Opticians Ltd, approximately 330 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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