Area Information for Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Woodbourne Road in Harborne is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Harborne ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Edgbaston. This page combines information for the address Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B17 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 B17 8BY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Harborne
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 Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY:

Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8DD
Marsland Close, Birmingham, B17 8NG
Euan Close, Gillhurst Road, Birmingham, B17 8PL
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B17 8NH
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B17 8DL
Hagley Road, Birmingham, B17 8DJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B17 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY 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 Woodbourne 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

The area containing Woodbourne Road, Harborne, 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 24
Semi-Detached 3
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 88
Flat (Converted) 16
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 25
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 20
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 3
Total 137

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 41
Three People 21
Four People 8
Five People 1
Six People 4
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 137

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 42
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 44
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 115

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 B17 8BY however is predominantly male (66%). 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).

Male 273
Female 142
Total 415

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 15
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 5
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 10
20-24 33
25-29 57
30-44 131
45-59 79
60-64 25
65-74 25
75-84 15
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 415

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B17 8BY is high - 7% 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 194
Married 97
Divorced 54
Separated 29
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 385

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 166
Good 147
Fair 66
Bad 26
Very Bad 10
Total 415

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) 135
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 63
No GCSEs or Equivalent 83
Other 26
Total 385

Ethnic Group Embed This

Woodbourne Road, Harborne, 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 61% 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 252
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 56
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 18
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 8
Total 415

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 303
Wales 3
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 16
Other 78
Total 415

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B17 8BY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 279
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 97

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 185
No Religion 98
Buddhist 4
Hindu 25
Jewish 0
Muslim 47
Sikh 30
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 21
Total 415

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 110
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 75
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 28
Other 22
Total 366

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 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 180

Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY is within the Harborne policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 100 crimes were reported within half a mile of B17 8BY.

Neighbourhood Team

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Neighbourhood Team Address Harborne
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Below are the details of the closest services to Harborne. 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 B17 8BY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest railway station is University (Birmingham), approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
University (Birmingham) 1.6 miles
Five Ways 1.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.2 miles
Selly Oak 2.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.3 miles
The Hawthorns 2.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.5 miles
Langley Green 2.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.7 miles
Rowley Regis 3.2 miles
Bordesley 3.3 miles
Bournville 3.3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.5 miles
Duddeston 3.7 miles
Perry Barr 3.8 miles
Small Heath 4.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.1 miles
Kings Norton 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest is George Dixon Primary School, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Dixon Primary School 700 yards
Chad Vale Primary School 0.7 miles
Bearwood Primary School 0.8 miles
Harborne Primary School 0.9 miles
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.9 miles  
City Road Primary School 1 mile
St Mary's Catholic Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest is George Dixon Academy, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Dixon Academy 580 yards
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 660 yards
Lordswood Boys' School 690 yards
St Paul's School for Girls 0.7 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.9 miles
Harborne Academy 1 mile
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.2 miles  
Mander Portman Woodward Independent College 1.4 miles  
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.8 miles
City United Academy (CUA) 1.9 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest is Sherwood House Medical Practice, approximately 380 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 Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest is Harborne Dental Practice, approximately 540 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 Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest is Woodbourne Priory Hospital, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Woodbourne Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BY. The nearest is Ocean Optical, approximately 0.5 miles 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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Broadband in B17 8BY

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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 31.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 54.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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