Area Information for Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ

Wellington Road in Handsworth is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Birchfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ, 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 2QJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Birchfield
Constituency Birmingham, Perry Barr
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 Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ 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 2 property sales in Wellington 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

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 13
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 62
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 9
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 138
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 44% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 20
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rent Free 6
Total 124

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 40
Two People 18
Three People 23
Four People 23
Five People 10
Six People 4
Seven People 2
8+ People 4
Total 124

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 105

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 54% male.

Male 194
Female 164
Total 358

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 23
5-7 17
8-9 8
10-14 24
15 5
16-17 5
18-19 9
20-24 61
25-29 54
30-44 77
45-59 40
60-64 11
65-74 14
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 358

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B20 2QJ 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 159
Married 82
Divorced 16
Separated 11
Widowed 12
Same Sex 1
Total 281

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 177
Good 128
Fair 31
Bad 19
Very Bad 3
Total 358

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) 76
Apprenticeship 3
2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs 23
No GCSEs 66
Other 57
Total 281

Ethnic Group Embed This

Wellington Road, Handsworth, 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 25% 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 89
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 97
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 25
Other Asian 15
Black African 42
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 10
Total 358

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham), only 40% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 143
Wales 2
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 34
Other 174
Total 358

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 2QJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 186
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 35
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 69
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 40

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 122
No Religion 43
Buddhist 0
Hindu 55
Jewish 0
Muslim 83
Sikh 25
Other Religion 8
Not Stated 22
Total 358

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Birchfield ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 34% 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 47
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 92
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 17
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 22
Total 271

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 14
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 113

Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ is within the Lozells and East Handsworth policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2018, 104 crimes were reported within half a mile of B20 2QJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 104 crimes committed near Wellington Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Lozells and East Handsworth
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Below are the details of the closest services to Handsworth. 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 2QJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 330 yards
Witton (West Midlands) 0.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.4 miles
Aston 1.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.8 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.3 miles
Duddeston 2.4 miles
The Hawthorns 2.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.6 miles
Erdington 2.9 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3 miles
Adderley Park 3.1 miles
Five Ways 3.1 miles
Bordesley 3.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.3 miles
Chester Road 3.4 miles
Wylde Green 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest is Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth), approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth) 280 yards
Canterbury Cross Primary School 680 yards
Westminster Primary School 730 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic School 850 yards
St Clare's Catholic Primary School 860 yards
Birchfield Primary School 0.5 miles  
St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth 0.6 miles
Heathfield Primary School 0.7 miles
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.7 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest is Broadway Academy, approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Broadway Academy 850 yards
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham half a mile
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1 mile  
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1 mile  
Holte School 1 mile
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.4 miles
Nishkam High School 1.4 miles
Aston Manor Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest is Crompton Road Surgery, approximately 760 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 Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest is Heathfield Road Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ashcroft 1.9 miles
Mary Seacole House 1.9 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.1 miles
Endeavour Court 2.1 miles
Reservoir Court 2.1 miles
Eden Unit 2.2 miles
Forward House 2.2 miles
City Hospital 2.2 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.2 miles
Ardenleigh 3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wellington Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 2QJ. The nearest is Eyes & Vision, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyes & Vision 250 yards
Eye Express 340 yards
NVision Eyecare 0.6 miles
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 0.8 miles
Shah-Jallal Opticians 0.8 miles
Roots Opticians 0.8 miles
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 0.9 miles
Specs Direct 0.9 miles
20-20 Vision 0.9 miles
Gallery Opticians 0.9 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 B20 2QJ

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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 17.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 19.6Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%

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