Area Information for Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ

Western Road 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 Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ, 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 2016. 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

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 Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ:

Western Road, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 7QD
Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QH
Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QU
Hooper Street, Birmingham, B18 7QL
Myddleton Street, Birmingham, B18 7PG
Dudley Road, Birmingham, B18 7QN

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 Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ 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 Western Road, 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 5
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 142
Flat (Purpose-Built) 42
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 216
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Western Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 67
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 78
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 211

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 73
Two People 72
Three People 31
Four People 19
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 211

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 40
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 75
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 193

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.

Male 250
Female 243
Total 493

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 44
5-7 22
8-9 6
10-14 23
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 6
20-24 58
25-29 75
30-44 148
45-59 64
60-64 21
65-74 16
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 493

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B18 7QQ 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 228
Married 121
Divorced 22
Separated 17
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 398

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 252
Good 178
Fair 42
Bad 18
Very Bad 3
Total 493

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) 167
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 50
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 52
Other 46
Total 398

Ethnic Group Embed This

Western Road, 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 39% 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 191
Mixed Ethnicity 37
Indian 27
Pakistani 25
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 31
Other Asian 35
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 68
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 12
Total 493

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Western Road, 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 278
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 44
Other 161
Total 493

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 7QQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 319
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 57
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 39
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 45

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 250
No Religion 109
Buddhist 7
Hindu 14
Jewish 1
Muslim 71
Sikh 4
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 32
Total 493

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% 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 175
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 36
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 60
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 12
Total 391

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 24
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 57
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 260

Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ 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.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B18 7QQ. 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 7QQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 0.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.3 miles
Five Ways 1.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.7 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.8 miles
The Hawthorns 1.9 miles
Perry Barr 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.3 miles
Duddeston 2.4 miles
Bordesley 2.5 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.5 miles
University 2.6 miles
Aston 2.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Adderley Park 3.1 miles
Langley Green 3.2 miles
Selly Oak 3.2 miles
Small Heath 3.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest is St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School 330 yards
St Edmund's Catholic Primary School 500 yards
Barford Primary School 650 yards
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 770 yards
Brookfields Primary School 840 yards
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.6 miles
Benson Community School 0.7 miles
City Road Primary School 0.7 miles
Nelson Junior and Infant School 0.8 miles
The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest is Jewellery Quarter Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Jewellery Quarter Academy 0.7 miles
Central Academy 1 mile
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1 mile
St Paul's School for Girls 1 mile
Nishkam High School 1 mile
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.1 miles
Holyhead School 1.4 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.4 miles
Holte School 1.4 miles
City Academy Birmingham 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest is Cavendish Medical Practice, approximately 600 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 Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest is Synergy Dental Practice, approximately 600 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 Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 240 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Western Road, Birmingham, B18 7QQ. The nearest is Visioncare at Home North West Limited, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Visioncare at Home North West Limited 520 yards
Eye Centre 0.5 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.6 miles
Manjot Optical 0.7 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 1 mile
D M Eye Clinic 1 mile
Peter Ian McLauchlan 1.1 miles
K G Miles 1.2 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 1.2 miles
Bansal 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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