Area Information for Birmingham, B20 2WJ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in October 2003. 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.
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B20 2WJ 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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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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||3|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||5|
|Rented: From Council||10|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||65|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||32|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||4|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||48|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||14|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||48|
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 48% male.
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
The postcode B20 2WJ 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.
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.
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)||56|
|2+ A Levels||44|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||28|
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 18% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Birmingham), only 45% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||4|
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 2WJ
|Republic of Ireland||5|
|Europe (including European Union)||25|
|Middle East or Asia||40|
|North America or Caribbean||9|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Handsworth Wood ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 27% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||31|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||59|
|Looking After Home or Family||11|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||10|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||10|
|Accommodation and Food||21|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||21|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Birmingham, B20 2WJ 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 July 2018, 99 crimes were reported within half a mile of B20 2WJ.
|Crime:||Click here to view 99 crimes committed near B20 2WJ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Lozells and East Handsworth
Below are the details of the closest services to B20 2WJ. 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 2WJ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 580 yards away.
|Perry Barr||580 yards|
|Witton (West Midlands)||1.1 miles|
|Hamstead (Birmingham)||1.3 miles|
|Jewellery Quarter||1.9 miles|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||2.4 miles|
|Gravelly Hill||2.4 miles|
|The Hawthorns||2.4 miles|
|Birmingham Moor Street||2.7 miles|
|Birmingham New Street||2.7 miles|
|Smethwick Rolfe Street||2.9 miles|
|Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level||3.2 miles|
|Smethwick Galton Bridge||3.2 miles|
|Five Ways||3.2 miles|
|Adderley Park||3.3 miles|
|Chester Road||3.5 miles|
|Tame Bridge Parkway||3.7 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth), approximately 470 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth)||470 yards|
|Westminster Primary School||860 yards|
|St Clare's Catholic Primary School||half a mile|
|Cherry Orchard Primary School||0.5 miles|
|Canterbury Cross Primary School||0.6 miles|
|St Teresa's Catholic Primary School||0.6 miles|
|St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth||0.6 miles|
|Sacred Heart Catholic School||0.6 miles|
|Birchfield Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Heathfield Primary School||0.8 miles|
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Eden Boys' School, Birmingham, approximately 0.6 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Eden Boys' School, Birmingham||0.6 miles||
|Broadway Academy||0.6 miles||
|Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy||0.8 miles||
|Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East||1.1 miles|
|King Edward VI Handsworth School||1.1 miles||
|Holte School||1.2 miles||
|King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys||1.3 miles||
|King Edward VI Aston School||1.4 miles||
|Nishkam High School||1.5 miles||
|Arena Academy||1.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Crompton Road Surgery, approximately 830 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Crompton Road Surgery||830 yards|
|Perry Park Surgery||0.6 miles|
|Heathfield Family Centre||0.7 miles|
|The Slieve Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Shanklin House Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Handsworth Wood Med.Ctr.||0.8 miles|
|Finch Road Primary Care Centre||0.9 miles|
|Lozells Medical Practice||0.9 miles|
|Dr Uday Abhyankar||0.9 miles|
|Laurie Pike Health Centre||0.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Perry Park Dental, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Perry Park Dental||0.6 miles|
|Heathfield Road Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Birchfield Road Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Novos Dental Clinic||0.7 miles|
|Handsworth Wood Midlands Smile Centre||0.8 miles|
|TANGRI P MR||0.8 miles|
|Lozells Road Dental Practice||1 mile|
|BCHC - Special Care||1 mile|
|Dental Surgery||1 mile|
|Family Dental Care||1 mile|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.9 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Eye Express, approximately 500 yards away.
* 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.