Area Information for Birmingham, B18 4RQ

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 4RQ, 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 June 1998. 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


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B18 4RQ 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 9
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 33
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 96
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 76% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 35
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 36
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 5
Total 93

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 34
Two People 30
Three People 17
Four People 7
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 93

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 1
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 77

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around B18 4RQ however is predominantly male (88%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 808
Female 112
Total 920

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 34
5-7 20
8-9 9
10-14 3
15 2
16-17 2
18-19 6
20-24 122
25-29 195
30-44 351
45-59 116
60-64 19
65-74 32
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 920

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B18 4RQ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 63% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 581
Married 99
Divorced 89
Separated 66
Widowed 16
Same Sex 1
Total 852

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 (65%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 247
Good 347
Fair 204
Bad 96
Very Bad 26
Total 920

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) 88
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 67
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 149
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 198
No GCSEs or Equivalent 305
Other 43
Total 852

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 61% 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 557
Mixed Ethnicity 80
Indian 30
Pakistani 54
Bangladeshi 6
Other Asian 29
Black African 23
Black Caribbean 97
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 18
Total 920

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 740
Wales 17
Scotland 9
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 12
European Union 26
Other 113
Total 920

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 4RQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 457
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 29
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 394

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 445
No Religion 213
Buddhist 15
Hindu 6
Jewish 1
Muslim 136
Sikh 18
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 75
Total 920

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 85
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 52
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 53
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 48
Other 490
Total 843

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 13
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 28
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 50
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 170

Birmingham, B18 4RQ 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 4RQ
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 4RQ. 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 4RQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 1.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.3 miles
The Hawthorns 1.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 1.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.8 miles
Five Ways 1.9 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.2 miles
Perry Barr 2.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.7 miles
Langley Green 2.8 miles
University 2.9 miles
Duddeston 2.9 miles
Aston 3 miles
Bordesley 3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.2 miles
Selly Oak 3.5 miles
Adderley Park 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B18 4RQ. The nearest is Oasis Academy Foundry, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Foundry 260 yards
    
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 460 yards
    
James Watt Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Benson Community School 0.5 miles
    
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Barford Primary School 0.6 miles
    
City Road Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Oasis Academy Boulton 0.6 miles
    
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Cape Primary School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B18 4RQ. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.9 miles
    
Holyhead School 0.9 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1 mile
    
St Paul's School for Girls 1.2 miles
    
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.2 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.2 miles
    
George Dixon Academy 1.3 miles
    
Nishkam High School 1.4 miles
    
Central Academy 1.5 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B18 4RQ. The nearest is Cavendish Medical Practice, approximately 620 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 4RQ. The nearest is Synergy Dental Practice, approximately 620 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 4RQ. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 710 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B18 4RQ. The nearest is Eye Centre, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Centre 750 yards
Manjot Optical 780 yards
Latenight Pharmacy 790 yards
D M Eye Clinic 0.8 miles
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 0.8 miles
K G Miles 0.8 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.8 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.8 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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