Area Information for Birmingham, B18 4AL

This postcode 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, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B18 4AL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B18 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 1981. 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 North Edgbaston
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B18 4AL 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 18
Semi-Detached 58
Terraced 95
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 199
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 56
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 45
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 192

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 41
Two People 42
Three People 27
Four People 31
Five People 29
Six People 12
Seven People 6
8+ People 4
Total 192

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 91
Total 166

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 49% male.

Male 310
Female 318
Total 628

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B18 4AL has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 35% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 73
5-7 45
8-9 28
10-14 61
15 10
16-17 28
18-19 15
20-24 44
25-29 56
30-44 151
45-59 69
60-64 9
65-74 21
75-84 16
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 628

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 4AL 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 185
Married 167
Divorced 30
Separated 13
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 411

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 286
Good 235
Fair 69
Bad 27
Very Bad 11
Total 628

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) 43
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 63
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 67
No GCSEs or Equivalent 149
Other 43
Total 411

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 14% 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 90
Mixed Ethnicity 35
Indian 47
Pakistani 202
Bangladeshi 39
Chinese 1
Other Asian 50
Black African 43
Black Caribbean 81
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 16
Total 628

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 60% 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 378
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 23
Other 221
Total 628

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 B18 4AL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 420
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 60
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 81

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 170
No Religion 56
Buddhist 0
Hindu 13
Jewish 0
Muslim 324
Sikh 30
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 35
Total 628

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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 67
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 56
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 37
Total 393

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 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 156

Birmingham, B18 4AL is within the Winson Green policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2019, 134 crimes were reported within half a mile of B18 4AL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 134 crimes committed near B18 4AL
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Below are the details of the closest services to B18 4AL. 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 B18 4AL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B18 4AL. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 1.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.5 miles
Five Ways 1.6 miles
The Hawthorns 1.6 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2 miles
Perry Barr 2.5 miles
University 2.5 miles
Bordesley 2.8 miles
Duddeston 2.8 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.8 miles
Langley Green 2.8 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Aston 3 miles
Selly Oak 3.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.4 miles
Adderley Park 3.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B18 4AL. The nearest is Summerfield Junior and Infant School, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 140 yards
Barford Primary School 510 yards
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 530 yards
City Road Primary School 660 yards
Oasis Academy Foundry 800 yards
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Cape Primary School 0.7 miles
Benson Community School 0.7 miles
James Watt Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B18 4AL. The nearest is St Paul's School for Girls, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's School for Girls 0.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1 mile
George Dixon Academy 1.1 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.2 miles
Holyhead School 1.2 miles
Central Academy 1.3 miles
Nishkam High School 1.4 miles
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B18 4AL. The nearest is Cavendish Medical Practice, approximately 80 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, B18 4AL. The nearest is Synergy Dental Practice, approximately 80 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, B18 4AL. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 430 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B18 4AL. The nearest is Eye Centre, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Centre 320 yards
Latenight Pharmacy 490 yards
Manjot Optical 590 yards
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 0.6 miles
Cape Opticians 0.8 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.9 miles
Spectrum Opticians 1 mile
Peter Ian McLauchlan 1 mile
D M Eye Clinic 1 mile
Onkar Eye Centre 1.1 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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