Area Information for Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ

Aspen Gardens in Handsworth is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Lozells and East Handsworth ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ, 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 Lozells and East Handsworth
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 Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ:

Wilton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RX
Hutton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RE
Wilton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3SE
Hutton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RQ
Robert Road, Birmingham, B20 3RU

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 Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ 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 Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 25
Terraced 74
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 137
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 33
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 26
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 129

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 31
Two People 27
Three People 12
Four People 23
Five People 14
Six People 15
Seven People 2
8+ People 5
Total 129

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 59
Total 110

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 52% male.

Male 222
Female 207
Total 429

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B20 3RJ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 33% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 42
5-7 30
8-9 21
10-14 42
15 5
16-17 14
18-19 21
20-24 35
25-29 35
30-44 99
45-59 40
60-64 8
65-74 21
75-84 15
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 429

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B20 3RJ 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 113
Married 135
Divorced 19
Separated 8
Widowed 12
Same Sex 2
Total 289

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 192
Good 155
Fair 58
Bad 19
Very Bad 5
Total 429

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) 39
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs 35
No GCSEs 97
Other 43
Total 289

Ethnic Group Embed This

Aspen Gardens, 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 17% 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 73
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 58
Pakistani 118
Bangladeshi 54
Chinese 2
Other Asian 13
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 41
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 12
Total 429

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham), 57% 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 243
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 21
Other 160
Total 429

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 3RJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 313
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 26
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 61

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 98
No Religion 32
Buddhist 3
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 221
Sikh 42
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 26
Total 429

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lozells and East Handsworth ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 28
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 38
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 14
Total 273

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
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 118

Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ 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 2018, 107 crimes were reported within half a mile of B20 3RJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 107 crimes committed near Aspen Gardens
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 3RJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 0.6 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.6 miles
Aston 1.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.1 miles
The Hawthorns 2.1 miles
Duddeston 2.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.5 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.6 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.6 miles
Five Ways 2.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.9 miles
Adderley Park 3.2 miles
Bordesley 3.2 miles
Erdington 3.3 miles
Chester Road 3.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest is St Clare's Catholic Primary School, approximately 250 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Clare's Catholic Primary School 250 yards
St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth 400 yards
Westminster Primary School 520 yards  
Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth) 580 yards
Heathfield Primary School 850 yards
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.6 miles
Welford Primary School 0.6 miles
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.6 miles
Canterbury Cross Primary School 0.6 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest is Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 0.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.8 miles
Broadway Academy 0.8 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 0.9 miles  
Holte School 0.9 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.9 miles  
Nishkam High School 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 1.3 miles
Holyhead 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 Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest is Crompton Road Surgery, approximately 350 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 Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest is Heathfield Road Dental Practice, approximately 750 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 Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Aspen Gardens, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RJ. The nearest is Eyes & Vision, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyes & Vision 0.5 miles
NVision Eyecare 0.6 miles
Eye Express 0.6 miles
20-20 Vision 0.7 miles
Specs Direct 0.7 miles
Gallery Opticians 0.8 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 0.9 miles
Cox Opticians 1 mile
Roots Opticians 1 mile
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 1 mile

* 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 3RJ

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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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 45.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 6Mbps
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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