Area Information for Birmingham, B20 2WJ

This postcode 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 Birmingham, B20 2WJ, 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.

Please Note

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.

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

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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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 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.

Housing Types
Detached 8
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 49
Flat (Purpose-Built) 69
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 137
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 14
Owned with Mortgage 5
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 65
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 32
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 133

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 53
Two People 33
Three People 27
Four People 7
Five People 5
Six People 8
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 133

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 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
Total 114

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.

Male 145
Female 156
Total 301

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 25
5-7 15
8-9 9
10-14 17
15 4
16-17 2
18-19 10
20-24 42
25-29 37
30-44 78
45-59 36
60-64 3
65-74 13
75-84 8
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 301

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.

Relationship Status
Single 131
Married 61
Divorced 17
Separated 11
Widowed 10
Same Sex 1
Total 231

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 135
Good 108
Fair 37
Bad 16
Very Bad 5
Total 301

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
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 44
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 52
Other 20
Total 231

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.

Ethnic Group
White 55
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 37
Pakistani 34
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 7
Other Asian 14
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 70
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 15
Total 301

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
England 135
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 27
Other 132
Total 301

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 168
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 33

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 159
No Religion 21
Buddhist 3
Hindu 12
Jewish 0
Muslim 68
Sikh 11
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 27
Total 301

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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 59
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 12
Total 221

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 112

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 January 2019, 93 crimes were reported within half a mile of B20 2WJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 93 crimes committed near B20 2WJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Lozells and East Handsworth
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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.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 580 yards
Witton (West Midlands) 1.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.3 miles
Aston 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.4 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.4 miles
The Hawthorns 2.4 miles
Duddeston 2.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.7 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.9 miles
Erdington 3.1 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
Bordesley 3.4 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
King Edward VI 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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ashcroft 1.9 miles
Mary Seacole House 1.9 miles
City Hospital 2.2 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.2 miles
Endeavour Court 2.3 miles
Reservoir Court 2.3 miles
Eden Unit 2.3 miles
Forward House 2.3 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.3 miles
Ardenleigh 3.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B20 2WJ. The nearest is Eye Express, approximately 500 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Express 500 yards
Eyes & Vision 540 yards
NVision Eyecare 0.7 miles
Specs Direct 1 mile
20-20 Vision 1 mile
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 1 mile
Roots Opticians 1 mile
Shah-Jallal Opticians 1 mile
Gallery Opticians 1 mile
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 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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