Area Information for Birmingham, B16 8QU

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 8QU, 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 May 1994. 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 8QU:

Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8PE
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LA
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8QG
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8PF
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LB
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 8QU 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

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 49
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 47
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 123
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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) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 44
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rent Free 4
Total 112

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 31
Two People 42
Three People 11
Four People 14
Five People 10
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 112

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 47
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 75

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Edgbaston ward however contains significantly more women than average (62%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 158
Female 255
Total 413

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 14
5-7 9
8-9 4
10-14 17
15 4
16-17 16
18-19 74
20-24 67
25-29 20
30-44 51
45-59 63
60-64 17
65-74 21
75-84 19
85-89 14
90+ 3
Total 413

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B16 8QU 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 202
Married 137
Divorced 10
Separated 3
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 365

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 227
Good 142
Fair 36
Bad 8
Very Bad 0
Total 413

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) 153
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 98
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 24
Other 11
Total 365

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 64% 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 264
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 84
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 8
Other Asian 2
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 10
Total 413

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 298
Wales 7
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 10
Other 91
Total 413

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 8QU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 363
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 17

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 183
No Religion 103
Buddhist 3
Hindu 33
Jewish 7
Muslim 22
Sikh 35
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 25
Total 413

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Edgbaston ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 49% 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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 161
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 2
Total 329

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 6
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 51
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 158

Birmingham, B16 8QU 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B16 8QU
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 8QU. 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 8QU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B16 8QU. The nearest railway station is Five Ways, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Five Ways 780 yards
Birmingham New Street 1.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.4 miles
University 1.5 miles
Bordesley 1.9 miles
Selly Oak 2.1 miles
Duddeston 2.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.7 miles
Small Heath 2.7 miles
The Hawthorns 2.9 miles
Adderley Park 3 miles
Bournville 3 miles
Aston 3.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.2 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.3 miles
Tyseley 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B16 8QU. The nearest is St George's Church of England Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St George's Church of England Primary School 460 yards
    
St John's & St Peter's CofE Academy 800 yards
    
The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School half a mile
    
Nelson Junior and Infant School 0.8 miles
    
Oasis Academy Woodview 0.8 miles
    
St Thomas CofE Academy 0.8 miles
    
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Chad Vale Primary School 1 mile
    
Barford Primary School 1 mile
    
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B16 8QU. The nearest is Edgbaston High School for Girls, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Edgbaston High School for Girls 650 yards  
City Academy Birmingham 0.7 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 0.8 miles
    
Harborne Academy 0.9 miles
    
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1 mile  
Central Academy 1.1 miles
    
King Edward VI High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
George Dixon Academy 1.4 miles
    
Ark St Alban's Academy 1.5 miles
    
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B16 8QU. The nearest is Karis Medical Centre, approximately 690 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 8QU. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice - Five Ways, approximately 490 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 8QU. The nearest is The Westbourne Centre, approximately 490 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B16 8QU. The nearest is Eye Opticians Ltd, approximately 490 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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