Area Information for Birmingham, B18 5LP

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 5LP, 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 1982. 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 5LP 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 19
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 97
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 162
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 28% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 17
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 37
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 0
Total 157

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 31
Two People 36
Three People 26
Four People 13
Five People 25
Six People 10
Seven People 8
8+ People 8
Total 157

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 69
Total 131

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 276
Female 266
Total 542

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 46
5-7 24
8-9 19
10-14 35
15 9
16-17 21
18-19 26
20-24 47
25-29 50
30-44 127
45-59 80
60-64 15
65-74 19
75-84 19
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 542

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 5LP 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 178
Married 166
Divorced 21
Separated 19
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 409

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.

Health
Very Good 232
Good 194
Fair 73
Bad 36
Very Bad 7
Total 542

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) 66
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 76
No GCSEs or Equivalent 138
Other 32
Total 409

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 11% 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 57
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 122
Pakistani 173
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 4
Other Asian 39
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 59
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 4
Total 542

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 56% 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 304
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 21
Other 210
Total 542

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 5LP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 351
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 22
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 56
North America or Caribbean 16
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 85

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 147
No Religion 25
Buddhist 8
Hindu 39
Jewish 0
Muslim 205
Sikh 41
Other Religion 42
Not Stated 35
Total 542

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 86
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 46
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 74
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 37
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 33
Other 18
Total 385

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 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 37
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 165

Birmingham, B18 5LP 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B18 5LP
Neighbourhood Team Address Soho Road
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 5LP. 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 5LP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B18 5LP. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 0.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.5 miles
Perry Barr 1.6 miles
The Hawthorns 1.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.9 miles
Five Ways 1.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.3 miles
Aston 2.3 miles
Duddeston 2.4 miles
Bordesley 2.7 miles
Adderley Park 3.1 miles
University 3.3 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.3 miles
Langley Green 3.3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B18 5LP. The nearest is Benson Community School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Benson Community School 350 yards
    
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 350 yards
    
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 400 yards
    
Welford Primary School half a mile
    
St Francis Catholic Primary School half a mile
    
James Watt Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Oasis Academy Boulton 0.6 miles
    
Grove School 0.6 miles
    
Brookfields Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Anglesey Primary School 0.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B18 5LP. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth School, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth School 610 yards
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.6 miles
    
Nishkam High School 0.8 miles
    
Holyhead School 1 mile
    
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.1 miles
    
Holte School 1.1 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.1 miles
    
Central Academy 1.3 miles
    
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1.5 miles  
Aston Manor Academy 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B18 5LP. The nearest is Enki Medical Practice, approximately 590 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 5LP. The nearest is Soho Road Dental Practice, approximately 520 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 5LP. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 680 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B18 5LP. The nearest is Onkar Eye Centre, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Onkar Eye Centre 600 yards
D M Eye Clinic half a mile
K G Miles 0.7 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.7 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.8 miles
20-20 Vision 0.8 miles
Specs Direct 0.8 miles
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 0.9 miles
Gallery Opticians 1 mile
Eye Centre 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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