Area Information for Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG

Metchley Grove 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 Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for B18 4EG.

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

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 Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG:

Victoria Grove, Chiswell Road, Birmingham, B18 4DT
Florence Grove, Chiswell Road, Birmingham, B18 4DS
Chiswell Road, Birmingham, B18 4DP
Cuthbert Road, Birmingham, B18 4AQ
Heath Green Road, Birmingham, B18 4EZ
Cuthbert Road, Birmingham, B18 4AH

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 Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG 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 Metchley Grove 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 Metchley Grove, 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 22
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 81
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 146
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Metchley Grove, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 56
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 144

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 27
Two People 34
Three People 26
Four People 20
Five People 18
Six People 12
Seven People 4
8+ People 3
Total 144

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 82
Total 140

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 48% male.

Male 223
Female 246
Total 469

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B18 4EG has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 36% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 54
5-7 44
8-9 19
10-14 46
15 7
16-17 18
18-19 19
20-24 43
25-29 31
30-44 122
45-59 50
60-64 7
65-74 6
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 469

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 4EG 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 115
Married 132
Divorced 23
Separated 20
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 299

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 195
Good 167
Fair 79
Bad 18
Very Bad 10
Total 469

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) 35
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 62
No GCSEs or Equivalent 84
Other 27
Total 299

Ethnic Group Embed This

Metchley Grove, 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 10% 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 48
Mixed Ethnicity 44
Indian 46
Pakistani 209
Bangladeshi 26
Chinese 1
Other Asian 19
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 24
Total 469

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Metchley Grove, Birmingham), 67% 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 314
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 10
Other 143
Total 469

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 4EG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 331
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 48
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 75

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 103
No Religion 24
Buddhist 0
Hindu 10
Jewish 0
Muslim 278
Sikh 26
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 25
Total 469

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North Edgbaston ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% 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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 40
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 46
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 43
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 27
Total 296

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 9
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 118

Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG 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 October 2019, 168 crimes were reported within half a mile of B18 4EG.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 168 crimes committed near Metchley Grove
Neighbourhood Team Address Winson Green
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Below are the details of the closest services to B18 4EG. 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 4EG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 1.2 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
University 2.5 miles
Perry Barr 2.6 miles
Langley Green 2.7 miles
Bordesley 2.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.9 miles
Duddeston 2.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Aston 3.1 miles
Selly Oak 3.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.3 miles
Adderley Park 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. The nearest is Summerfield Junior and Infant School, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 170 yards
City Road Primary School 490 yards
Barford Primary School 640 yards
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 750 yards
Oasis Academy Foundry 780 yards
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Cape Primary School 0.6 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Benson Community School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. 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
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1 mile
George Dixon Academy 1 mile
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.1 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles
Holyhead School 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.3 miles
Central Academy 1.5 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.5 miles
Nishkam High School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. The nearest is Ejaz Medical Centre, 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 Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. The nearest is City Dental Practice, approximately 260 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 Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 670 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Metchley Grove, Birmingham, B18 4EG. The nearest is Eye Centre, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Centre 170 yards
Latenight Pharmacy 260 yards
Manjot Optical 350 yards
Cape Opticians 0.7 miles
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 0.7 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.8 miles
Spectrum Opticians 0.9 miles
Peter Ian McLauchlan 1 mile
D M Eye Clinic 1.1 miles
Boots-Birmingham - Hagley Rd 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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