Area Information for Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS

Bett Road 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 Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS, 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.

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 Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS:

Lofthouse Road, Birmingham, B20 1NW
Friary Road, Birmingham, B20 1AP
Cassowary Road, Birmingham, B20 1NE
Friary Road, Birmingham, B20 1AL
Browns Green, Birmingham, B20 1DW
Browns Green, Birmingham, B20 1BE

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 Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 6
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 77
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bett Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 76

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 25
Three People 14
Four People 7
Five People 7
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 76

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 68

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 Handsworth Wood ward however contains significantly more women than average (60%). 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.

Male 180
Female 273
Total 453

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Handsworth Wood ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 25
5-7 3
8-9 8
10-14 12
15 4
16-17 3
18-19 99
20-24 132
25-29 52
30-44 59
45-59 36
60-64 6
65-74 6
75-84 6
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 453

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B20 1NS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 67% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 304
Married 74
Divorced 9
Separated 11
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 401

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 274
Good 126
Fair 47
Bad 3
Very Bad 3
Total 453

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) 98
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 167
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 56
1-4 GCSEs 24
No GCSEs 25
Other 30
Total 401

Ethnic Group Embed This

Bett 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 57% 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 256
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 53
Pakistani 17
Chinese 10
Other Asian 7
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 37
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 10
Total 453

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 319
Wales 8
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 22
Other 95
Total 453

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 1NS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 330
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 26
African Countries 23
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 43

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 220
No Religion 121
Buddhist 0
Hindu 16
Jewish 0
Muslim 31
Sikh 29
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 29
Total 453

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Handsworth Wood ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 64% 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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 253
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 15
Total 393

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 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 87
Education 30
HealthInc. Social Work 24
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 213

Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS 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.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B20 1NS. 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 1NS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest railway station is Hamstead (Birmingham), approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1 mile
Perry Barr 1.4 miles
The Hawthorns 1.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.2 miles
Aston 2.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.3 miles
Duddeston 3.3 miles
Five Ways 3.3 miles
Langley Green 3.4 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.5 miles
Bescot Stadium 3.9 miles
Bordesley 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest is Grestone Academy, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grestone Academy 610 yards
Rookery School 870 yards
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School half a mile
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.6 miles
Wilkes Green Infant School (NC) 0.6 miles
Wilkes Green Junior School 0.6 miles
St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth 0.8 miles
Grove School 0.8 miles
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 610 yards  
St John Wall Catholic School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.9 miles
Hamstead Hall Academy 0.9 miles
Holyhead School 1 mile
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.1 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.5 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.6 miles
Broadway Academy 1.7 miles
Holte School 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest is The Slieve Surgery, approximately 630 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 Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest is TANGRI P MR, approximately 610 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 Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bett Road, Birmingham, B20 1NS. The nearest is Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 500 yards
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 670 yards
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
Bansal Opticians 1 mile
K G Miles 1 mile
Specs Eye Centre 1 mile
D M Eye Clinic 1 mile
Hamstead Eyecare 1 mile
Scrivens Ltd 1 mile
Onkar Eye Centre 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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