Area Information for Birmingham, B18 4BG

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B18 4BG, 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 1991. 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 Soho & Jewellery Quarter
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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, B18 4BG:

Bryant Street, Birmingham, B18 4BH
Blackford Street, Birmingham, B18 4BN
Heath Street, Birmingham, B18 4DA
Clinton Street, Birmingham, B18 4BJ
Winson Green Road, Birmingham, B18 4AW
Tudor Street, Birmingham, B18 4DY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B18 4BG 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 terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 13
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 100
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 54
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rent Free 3
Total 99

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 24
Two People 23
Three People 18
Four People 11
Five People 15
Six People 4
Seven People 4
8+ People 0
Total 99

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 90

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 Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). 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 195
Female 261
Total 456

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 40
5-7 22
8-9 15
10-14 29
15 4
16-17 10
18-19 12
20-24 24
25-29 18
30-44 77
45-59 31
60-64 4
65-74 38
75-84 64
85-89 37
90+ 31
Total 456

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 4BG 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 91
Married 180
Divorced 18
Separated 5
Widowed 52
Same Sex 0
Total 346

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.

However, this area of the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 142
Good 169
Fair 115
Bad 25
Very Bad 5
Total 456

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B18 4BG and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 49% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 15
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 171
Other 71
Total 346

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 30% 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 136
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 28
Pakistani 68
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 1
Other Asian 25
Black African 38
Black Caribbean 98
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Total 456

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 64% 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 290
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 16
Other 137
Total 456

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 4BG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 240
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 20
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 139

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 135
No Religion 36
Buddhist 3
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 146
Sikh 14
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 116
Total 456

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 27
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 30
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 16
Total 214

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 89

Birmingham, B18 4BG 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B18 4BG
Neighbourhood Team Address Winson Green
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 B18 4BG. 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 4BG.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 1.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.4 miles
The Hawthorns 1.5 miles
Five Ways 1.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 1.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.1 miles
Perry Barr 2.4 miles
University 2.7 miles
Langley Green 2.8 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.8 miles
Duddeston 2.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Bordesley 2.9 miles
Aston 3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.3 miles
Adderley Park 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B18 4BG. The nearest is Summerfield Junior and Infant School, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 150 yards
    
Oasis Academy Foundry 560 yards
    
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 740 yards
    
Barford Primary School 750 yards
    
City Road Primary School 770 yards
    
Benson Community School 0.7 miles
    
Cape Primary School 0.7 miles
    
James Watt Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.7 miles
    
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B18 4BG. The nearest is St Paul's School for Girls, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Paul's School for Girls 1 mile
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.1 miles
    
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.1 miles
    
Holyhead School 1.1 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.1 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.1 miles
    
George Dixon Academy 1.2 miles
    
Nishkam High School 1.4 miles
    
Central Academy 1.4 miles
    
Lordswood Boys' School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B18 4BG. The nearest is Cavendish Medical Practice, approximately 320 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 4BG. The nearest is Synergy Dental Practice, approximately 320 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 4BG. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 550 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B18 4BG. The nearest is Eye Centre, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Centre 440 yards
Latenight Pharmacy 520 yards
Manjot Optical 560 yards
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 0.7 miles
Cape Opticians 0.8 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.9 miles
D M Eye Clinic 0.9 miles
Spectrum Opticians 1 mile
Onkar Eye Centre 1 mile
K G Miles 1 mile

* 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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