Area Information for Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG

Vicarage Road in Hockley 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 Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG, 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 5NG.

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 Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG:

Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NQ
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

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 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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House Prices

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.

Housing Types
Detached 11
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 75
Flat (Converted) 69
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 212
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 25
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 46
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 60
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 169

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 86
Two People 24
Three People 17
Four People 18
Five People 10
Six People 11
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 169

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 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 84
Total 152

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).

Male 237
Female 179
Total 416

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 31
5-7 19
8-9 9
10-14 34
15 4
16-17 9
18-19 14
20-24 49
25-29 36
30-44 106
45-59 72
60-64 7
65-74 14
75-84 11
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 416

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.

Relationship Status
Single 177
Married 97
Divorced 21
Separated 13
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 319

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 180
Good 130
Fair 72
Bad 25
Very Bad 9
Total 416

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
Apprenticeship 2
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
Other 40
Total 319

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.

Ethnic Group
White 75
Mixed Ethnicity 27
Indian 81
Pakistani 49
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 8
Other Asian 11
Black African 56
Black Caribbean 33
Other Black/African/Caribbean 46
Other 25
Total 416

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
England 226
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 15
Other 171
Total 416

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 236
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 91

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 132
No Religion 46
Buddhist 2
Hindu 37
Jewish 1
Muslim 123
Sikh 26
Other Religion 23
Not Stated 26
Total 416

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 56
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 52
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 54
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 51
Other 11
Total 307

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 106

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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 160 crimes committed near Vicarage Road
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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.

Name Approximate Distance*
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
Aston 2.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.2 miles
Duddeston 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.4 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.4 miles
Bordesley 2.7 miles
Adderley Park 3 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.2 miles
University 3.3 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately half a mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Vicarage Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 5NG. The nearest is Onkar Eye Centre, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
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.

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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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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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