Area Information for James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE

James Turner Street was recently featured by Channel 4 in the documentary series <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Benefit Street</a>. The show has generated considerable controversy, with accusations of misrepresentation of the residents, as well as vilification on social media of the "scroungers". West Midlands Police are also investigating the show, to assess whether it portrayed any illegal activity by the residents. At the time of the documentary, 2.47 million working age economically active people in the UK were out of work. For more on James Turner Street, <a href="/Blog/2014/01/benefits-street-check">see our blog post about Benefits Street</a>. James Turner Street 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 James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE, 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 4NE.

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 James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE:

James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4ND
Perrott Street, Birmingham, B18 4LZ
Eva Road, Birmingham, B18 4NG
Perrott Street, Birmingham, B18 4NB
Handsworth New Road, Birmingham, B18 4PG
Eva Road, Birmingham, B18 4NH

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 James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE 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 14 property sales in James Turner Street 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 James Turner Street, 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 18
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 118
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 188
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing James Turner Street, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 33
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 53
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 180

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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 57
Two People 38
Three People 35
Four People 32
Five People 13
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 180

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 28
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 82
Total 162

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 240
Female 246
Total 486

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B18 4NE has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 32% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 68
5-7 32
8-9 17
10-14 35
15 2
16-17 13
18-19 11
20-24 40
25-29 46
30-44 98
45-59 92
60-64 5
65-74 9
75-84 14
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 486

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 4NE 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 156
Married 117
Divorced 22
Separated 20
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 332

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 214
Good 153
Fair 91
Bad 22
Very Bad 6
Total 486

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) 53
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 59
No GCSEs or Equivalent 95
Other 49
Total 332

Ethnic Group Embed This

James Turner Street, 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 20% 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 99
Mixed Ethnicity 61
Indian 64
Pakistani 29
Bangladeshi 26
Chinese 6
Other Asian 28
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 72
Other Black/African/Caribbean 30
Other 27
Total 486

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (James Turner Street, Birmingham), 55% 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 265
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 40
Other 173
Total 486

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 4NE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 266
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 46
African Countries 16
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 22
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 104

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 195
No Religion 63
Buddhist 0
Hindu 18
Jewish 0
Muslim 115
Sikh 39
Other Religion 9
Not Stated 47
Total 486

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 - 19% 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 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 61
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 42
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 31
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 36
Total 314

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 16
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 143

James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE 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, 91 crimes were reported within half a mile of B18 4NE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 91 crimes committed near James Turner Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Winson Green
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Below are the details of the closest services to B18 4NE. 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 4NE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 1.2 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 1.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2 miles
Five Ways 2.1 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.1 miles
Perry Barr 2.2 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.4 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.5 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.7 miles
Langley Green 2.7 miles
Aston 3 miles
Duddeston 3 miles
University 3.1 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.1 miles
Bordesley 3.1 miles
Adderley Park 3.7 miles
Selly Oak 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest is Oasis Academy Foundry, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Foundry 160 yards
James Watt Primary School 570 yards
Oasis Academy Boulton 760 yards
Benson Community School 830 yards
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 840 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Grove School 0.8 miles
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest is Holyhead School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holyhead School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.9 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.3 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.4 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.4 miles
Nishkam High School 1.4 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.4 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest is Cavendish Medical Practice, approximately 0.6 miles 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 James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest is BCHC - Paediatrics, approximately 0.6 miles 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 James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to James Turner Street, Birmingham, B18 4NE. The nearest is D M Eye Clinic, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D M Eye Clinic 0.6 miles
Manjot Optical 0.6 miles
K G Miles 0.6 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.6 miles
Eye Centre 0.6 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.6 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.6 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Specs Eye Centre 0.9 miles
Cape Opticians 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 B18 4NE

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 19 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 34.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband 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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