Area Information for Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA

Grestone Avenue in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Handsworth Wood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B20 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 B20 1NA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Handsworth Wood
Constituency Birmingham, Perry Barr
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 Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA:

Westover Road, Birmingham, B20 1JG
Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1LE
Craythorne Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1LY
Craythorne Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1LG
Medcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NB
Westover Road, Birmingham, B20 1JD

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B20 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA 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 one property sale in Grestone Avenue 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 Grestone Avenue, Birmingham consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 16
Semi-Detached 109
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 49
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 2
Total 127

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 20
Two People 32
Three People 16
Four People 16
Five People 22
Six People 8
Seven People 9
8+ People 4
Total 127

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 81

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, Perry Barr constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 221
Female 229
Total 450

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 16
5-7 18
8-9 7
10-14 34
15 10
16-17 12
18-19 13
20-24 48
25-29 38
30-44 72
45-59 95
60-64 13
65-74 37
75-84 30
85-89 3
90+ 4
Total 450

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B20 1NA 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 115
Married 210
Divorced 9
Separated 6
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 365

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 181
Good 167
Fair 73
Bad 24
Very Bad 5
Total 450

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 119
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 44
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs 56
No GCSEs 62
Other 38
Total 365

Ethnic Group Embed This

Grestone Avenue, 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 14% 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 62
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 210
Pakistani 33
Bangladeshi 8
Other Asian 40
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 39
Total 450

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Grestone Avenue, Birmingham), 63% 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 285
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 153
Total 450

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 B20 1NA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 378
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 27

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 109
No Religion 8
Buddhist 4
Hindu 28
Jewish 0
Muslim 43
Sikh 222
Other Religion 15
Not Stated 21
Total 450

Economic Activity Embed This

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 117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 48
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 9
Total 328

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 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 203

Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA is within the Handsworth Wood 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 Grestone Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Handsworth Wood
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Below are the details of the closest services to B20 1NA. 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 B20 1NA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest railway station is Hamstead (Birmingham), approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead (Birmingham) 0.6 miles
Perry Barr 1.6 miles
The Hawthorns 1.7 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.4 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 2.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.6 miles
Aston 3.1 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.3 miles
Langley Green 3.5 miles
Bescot Stadium 3.5 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.7 miles
Duddeston 3.7 miles
Five Ways 3.8 miles
Erdington 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest is Grestone Academy, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grestone Academy 220 yards
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Dorrington Academy 0.8 miles
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.8 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
St Mark's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Hamstead Infant School 0.9 miles
Hamstead Junior School 0.9 miles
Rookery School 0.9 miles
Wilkes Green Infant School (NC) 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest is Hamstead Hall Academy, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamstead Hall Academy 810 yards
St John Wall Catholic School 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 0.8 miles  
Holyhead School 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.6 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.6 miles
Arena Academy 1.7 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.8 miles
Broadway Academy 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest is The Slieve Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest is TANGRI P MR, 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 Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest is Hallam Street Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Grestone Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1NA. The nearest is Hamstead Eyecare, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead Eyecare 0.7 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.7 miles
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 0.7 miles
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 0.8 miles
Specs Eye Centre 1.3 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 1.3 miles
Bansal Opticians 1.4 miles
K G Miles 1.4 miles
D M Eye Clinic 1.5 miles
Colin Lee (Opticians) Ltd 1.5 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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