Area Information for Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB

Heaton 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 Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB, 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.

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 Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB:

Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BD
Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BA
Lodge Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5PN
Ford Street, Birmingham, B18 5PL
Icknield Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5AU
Lodge Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5PW

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 Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB 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 Heaton Street, Birmingham consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 6
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 110
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 166
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Heaton Street, 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 8
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 123
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 164

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 69
Two People 37
Three People 31
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 5
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 164

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 91
Total 152

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 53% male.

Male 195
Female 176
Total 371

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B18 5BB has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 41
5-7 17
8-9 14
10-14 26
15 8
16-17 10
18-19 15
20-24 26
25-29 34
30-44 110
45-59 44
60-64 11
65-74 13
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 371

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 5BB 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 159
Married 67
Divorced 23
Separated 10
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 265

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 173
Good 144
Fair 40
Bad 11
Very Bad 3
Total 371

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) 47
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 78
Other 29
Total 265

Ethnic Group Embed This

Heaton 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 17% 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 64
Mixed Ethnicity 38
Indian 5
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 17
Other Asian 22
Black African 71
Black Caribbean 82
Other Black/African/Caribbean 29
Other 7
Total 371

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Heaton Street, Birmingham), 58% 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 215
Wales 3
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 10
Other 138
Total 371

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 5BB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 244
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 68

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 193
No Religion 52
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 83
Sikh 7
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 28
Total 371

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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 51
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 39
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 28
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 13
Total 263

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 105

Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB is within the Soho Road policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In September 2019, 132 crimes were reported within half a mile of B18 5BB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 132 crimes committed near Heaton Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Soho Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B18 5BB. 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 5BB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 560 yards
Birmingham Snow Hill 1 mile
Birmingham New Street 1.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.4 miles
Five Ways 1.5 miles
Perry Barr 1.7 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.9 miles
Duddeston 2 miles
Aston 2 miles
The Hawthorns 2.1 miles
Bordesley 2.2 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.7 miles
Adderley Park 2.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.7 miles
University 3 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.1 miles
Small Heath 3.2 miles
Selly Oak 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest is Brookfields Primary School, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brookfields Primary School 460 yards
St Francis Catholic Primary School 580 yards
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Anglesey Primary School 0.5 miles
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 0.6 miles
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 0.6 miles
St George's Church of England Academy, Newtown 0.6 miles
Benson Community School 0.7 miles
St Chad's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Welford Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest is Nishkam High School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nishkam High School 780 yards
Jewellery Quarter Academy 0.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.7 miles
Central Academy 0.8 miles
Holte School 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1 mile
Aston Manor Academy 1.1 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1.2 miles  
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.3 miles
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest is Hockley Medical Practice, approximately 0.5 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 Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest is Farm Street Dental Practice, approximately 510 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 Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Heaton Street, Birmingham, B18 5BB. The nearest is Visioncare at Home North West Limited, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 0.7 miles
20-20 Vision 0.7 miles
Specs Direct 0.7 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Gallery Opticians 0.9 miles
D M Eye Clinic 1 mile
Cox Opticians 1.1 miles
Eye Centre 1.1 miles
NVision Eyecare 1.2 miles
Aston Eye Clinic 1.2 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 5BB

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 5 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 37.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 6Mbps
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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