Area Information for Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG
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|Southdown Avenue, Birmingham, B18 5LG|
|South Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5LE|
|South Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5LD|
|Park Avenue, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NE|
|Soho Avenue, Birmingham, B18 5LB|
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG 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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We have found 3 property sales in Vicarage Road 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 Vicarage Road, Hockley, 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||2|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||7|
|Rented: From Council||25|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||46|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||60|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||8|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||42|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||18|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||84|
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 5NG however is predominantly male (57%). 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).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode B18 5NG 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.
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.
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)||46|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||39|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||43|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||52|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||97|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Vicarage Road, Hockley, 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 18% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham), 54% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 5NG
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||25|
|Middle East or Asia||28|
|North America or Caribbean||20|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||29|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||54|
|Looking After Home or Family||24|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||51|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||5|
|Accommodation and Food||6|
|Information and Communication||4|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||9|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||13|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG 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, 160 crimes were reported within half a mile of B18 5NG.
|Crime:||Click here to view 160 crimes committed near Vicarage Road|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to Hockley. 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 5NG.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|Jewellery Quarter||0.8 miles|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||1.5 miles|
|Perry Barr||1.5 miles|
|Birmingham New Street||1.7 miles|
|The Hawthorns||1.8 miles|
|Birmingham Moor Street||1.9 miles|
|Witton (West Midlands)||1.9 miles|
|Five Ways||2 miles|
|Smethwick Rolfe Street||2 miles|
|Hamstead (Birmingham)||2.2 miles|
|Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level||2.4 miles|
|Smethwick Galton Bridge||2.4 miles|
|Adderley Park||3 miles|
|Gravelly Hill||3.2 miles|
|Langley Green||3.5 miles|
|Small Heath||3.6 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth, approximately 270 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth||270 yards|
|Nishkam Primary School Birmingham||280 yards|
|Benson Community School||600 yards|
|St Francis Catholic Primary School||680 yards|
|Welford Primary School||700 yards|
|Anglesey Primary School||0.5 miles|
|Grove School||0.6 miles|
|Brookfields Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Oasis Academy Boulton||0.7 miles|
|James Watt Primary School||0.7 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth School, approximately 460 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|King Edward VI Handsworth School||460 yards||
|King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys||0.6 miles||
|Nishkam High School||0.7 miles||
|Holte School||0.9 miles||
|Jewellery Quarter Academy||1.1 miles||
|King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy||1.1 miles||
|Holyhead School||1.1 miles||
|Central Academy||1.2 miles||
|Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East||1.3 miles|
|Aston Manor Academy||1.4 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is Enki Medical Practice, approximately 350 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Enki Medical Practice||350 yards|
|Handsworth Surgery||760 yards|
|Dr Uday Abhyankar||840 yards|
|Dr Bhalla & Partners||0.6 miles|
|Kirpal Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|Soho Road Health Centre||0.6 miles|
|Soho Road Primary Care Centre||0.6 miles|
|Burbury Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Lozells Medical Practice||0.6 miles|
|The Limes Medical Centre - Finch Road Branch||0.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is Soho Road Dental Practice, approximately 540 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Soho Road Dental Practice||540 yards|
|Farm Street Dental Practice||0.5 miles|
|BCHC - Paediatrics||0.5 miles|
|BCHC - Special Care||0.6 miles|
|Lozells Road Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Sohal Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Grove Lane Dental Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Newtown Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Family Dental Care||0.9 miles|
|Heathfield Road Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately half a mile away.
|Ashcroft||half a mile|
|Mary Seacole House||half a mile|
|City Hospital||0.8 miles|
|Birmingham Children's Hospital||1.6 miles|
|Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham||1.6 miles|
|Birmingham Children's Hospital||1.6 miles|
|The Westbourne Centre||2.2 miles|
|Beverley House||2.3 miles|
|Woodbourne Priory Hospital||2.3 miles|
|BMI The Edgbaston Hospital||2.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is Onkar Eye Centre, approximately 650 yards away.
|Onkar Eye Centre||650 yards|
|D M Eye Clinic||0.6 miles|
|Specs Direct||0.6 miles|
|20-20 Vision||0.6 miles|
|K G Miles||0.8 miles|
|Eurospex Opticians Ltd||0.8 miles|
|Bansal Opticians||0.9 miles|
|Gallery Opticians||0.9 miles|
|Visioncare at Home North West Limited||0.9 miles|
|NVision Eyecare||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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Broadband in B18 5NG
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 23 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||65.3Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||200Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||4.1Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||12Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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