Area Information for Birmingham, B18 6LX

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 6LX, 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 August 2009. 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 6LX 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 11
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 91
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 58% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 50
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 152

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 37
Two People 47
Three People 18
Four People 29
Five People 15
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 152

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 61
Total 131

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 176
Female 236
Total 412

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B18 6LX has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 26
5-7 30
8-9 14
10-14 36
15 9
16-17 14
18-19 13
20-24 37
25-29 23
30-44 84
45-59 85
60-64 16
65-74 13
75-84 11
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 412

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 6LX 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 155
Married 82
Divorced 24
Separated 20
Widowed 15
Same Sex 1
Total 297

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 176
Good 136
Fair 72
Bad 20
Very Bad 8
Total 412

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) 42
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 105
Other 21
Total 297

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 26% 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 106
Mixed Ethnicity 50
Indian 14
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 4
Other Asian 17
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 127
Other Black/African/Caribbean 33
Other 6
Total 412

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 295
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 9
Other 98
Total 412

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 6LX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 264
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 19
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 103

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 254
No Religion 65
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 52
Sikh 5
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 32
Total 412

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 52
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 23
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 49
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 27
Other 17
Total 285

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 11
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 33
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 139

Birmingham, B18 6LX 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. In September 2019, 115 crimes were reported within half a mile of B18 6LX.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 115 crimes committed near B18 6LX
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 6LX. 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 6LX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B18 6LX. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 510 yards
Birmingham Snow Hill 1 mile
Birmingham New Street 1.2 miles
Five Ways 1.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.4 miles
Perry Barr 1.9 miles
Duddeston 2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.1 miles
The Hawthorns 2.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.2 miles
Bordesley 2.2 miles
Aston 2.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.7 miles
Adderley Park 2.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.8 miles
University 2.8 miles
Small Heath 3.1 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B18 6LX. The nearest is Brookfields Primary School, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brookfields Primary School 170 yards
    
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 530 yards
    
St Francis Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
    
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Nelson Junior and Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Benson Community School 0.7 miles
    
St George's Church of England Academy, Newtown 0.7 miles
    
Anglesey Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 0.7 miles
    
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 0.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B18 6LX. The nearest is Jewellery Quarter Academy, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Jewellery Quarter Academy 850 yards
    
Nishkam High School 0.6 miles
    
Central Academy 0.7 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.8 miles
    
Holte School 1 mile
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.1 miles
    
Aston Manor Academy 1.3 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 1.4 miles
    
City Academy Birmingham 1.4 miles
    
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B18 6LX. The nearest is Hockley Medical Practice, approximately 720 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 6LX. The nearest is Farm Street Dental Practice, approximately 860 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 6LX. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 800 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B18 6LX. The nearest is Visioncare at Home North West Limited, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 790 yards
Onkar Eye Centre 0.9 miles
20-20 Vision 0.9 miles
Specs Direct 0.9 miles
Eye Centre 1 mile
Gallery Opticians 1.1 miles
D M Eye Clinic 1.1 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 1.1 miles
Manjot Optical 1.1 miles
Piccadilly Opticians 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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