Area Information for City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL

City Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the North Edgbaston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Edgbaston. This page combines information for the address City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL, 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 8LL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward North 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 City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL:

City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LN
Sandon Road, Birmingham, B17 8DR
City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LH
Carisbrooke Road, Birmingham, B17 8NW
Sandon Road, Birmingham, B17 8DT
Sandon Road, Birmingham, B17 8DP

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 City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL 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 27 property sales in City 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 30
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 45
Total 127
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing City Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 60
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 121

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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 50
Two People 24
Three People 15
Four People 5
Five People 13
Six People 7
Seven People 4
8+ People 3
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 34
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 108

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, Edgbaston constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Male 194
Female 159
Total 353

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 14
8-9 7
10-14 14
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 13
20-24 56
25-29 46
30-44 83
45-59 47
60-64 11
65-74 17
75-84 8
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 353

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B17 8LL 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 169
Married 83
Divorced 19
Separated 11
Widowed 11
Same Sex 2
Total 295

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 188
Good 97
Fair 49
Bad 12
Very Bad 7
Total 353

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) 126
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 23
Total 295

Ethnic Group Embed This

City Road, 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 46% 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 162
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 76
Pakistani 45
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 5
Other Asian 21
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 6
Total 353

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (City Road, Birmingham), 68% 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 239
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 21
Other 84
Total 353

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 B17 8LL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 247
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 41

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 110
No Religion 79
Buddhist 0
Hindu 30
Jewish 0
Muslim 80
Sikh 30
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 353

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North Edgbaston ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 53
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 13
Total 282

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 169

City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL 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, 147 crimes were reported within half a mile of B17 8LL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 147 crimes committed near City Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Harborne
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Below are the details of the closest services to B17 8LL. 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 8LL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 1.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2 miles
Five Ways 2 miles
The Hawthorns 2.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.2 miles
Langley Green 2.3 miles
Selly Oak 2.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.9 miles
Rowley Regis 3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.1 miles
Bordesley 3.5 miles
Bournville 3.6 miles
Perry Barr 3.8 miles
Duddeston 3.9 miles
Old Hill 4 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 4.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest is George Dixon Primary School, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Dixon Primary School 480 yards
Bearwood Primary School 800 yards
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.6 miles  
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Abbey Junior School 0.8 miles
Abbey Infant School 0.8 miles
Cape Primary School 0.8 miles
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
City Road Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest is George Dixon Academy, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Dixon Academy 340 yards
Lordswood Boys' School 510 yards
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 760 yards
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.6 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 0.8 miles
Harborne Academy 1.3 miles
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.5 miles  
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.5 miles
Mander Portman Woodward Independent College 1.7 miles  
Q3 Academy Langley 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest is Sherwood House Medical Practice, approximately 210 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 City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest is Sandon Dental Practice, 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 City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately < 50 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to City Road, Birmingham, B17 8LL. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 620 yards
Ocean Optical 620 yards
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 650 yards
The Vision Centre 650 yards
Bainbridge Optometrists 690 yards
Spectrum Opticians 0.8 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.8 miles
Cape Opticians 0.8 miles
Boots-Birmingham - Hagley Rd 0.9 miles
Low Vision Centre 0.9 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 B17 8LL

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 16 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 115.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.9Mbps
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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