Area Information for Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW

Brecon Road in Birmingham 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 Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW, 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 3RW.

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

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 Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW:

North Drive, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3SX
St Peters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RP
Gibson Road, Birmingham, B20 3UD
Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RN
North Drive, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3SZ
St Peters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RR

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 Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW 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 40 property sales in Brecon 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

The area containing Brecon Road, Birmingham consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 99
Semi-Detached 33
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 150
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 57
Owned with Mortgage 51
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 5
Total 145

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 24
Two People 28
Three People 13
Four People 21
Five People 22
Six People 17
Seven People 10
8+ People 10
Total 145

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 21
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 108

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 50% male.

Male 286
Female 285
Total 571

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 35
5-7 25
8-9 24
10-14 36
15 13
16-17 16
18-19 17
20-24 59
25-29 48
30-44 122
45-59 84
60-64 17
65-74 41
75-84 27
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 571

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B20 3RW 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 149
Married 236
Divorced 21
Separated 11
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 438

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 238
Good 201
Fair 88
Bad 28
Very Bad 16
Total 571

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) 99
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 52
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 54
1-4 GCSEs 58
No GCSEs 124
Other 47
Total 438

Ethnic Group Embed This

Brecon 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 13% 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 74
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 180
Pakistani 152
Bangladeshi 44
Other Asian 46
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 38
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 10
Total 571

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Brecon Road, Birmingham), 60% 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 340
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 12
Other 214
Total 571

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 3RW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 493
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 35
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 32

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 36
Buddhist 2
Hindu 43
Jewish 2
Muslim 215
Sikh 138
Other Religion 13
Not Stated 24
Total 571

Economic Activity Embed This

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 110
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 48
Self Employed 49
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 58
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 43
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 12
Total 404

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 19
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 50
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 19
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 24
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 222

Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Brecon Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Lozells and East Handsworth
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Below are the details of the closest services to B20 3RW. 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 3RW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 0.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.8 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.8 miles
Aston 1.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.1 miles
The Hawthorns 2.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.1 miles
Duddeston 2.2 miles
Five Ways 2.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.5 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.8 miles
Bordesley 2.9 miles
Adderley Park 3 miles
Erdington 3.5 miles
Small Heath 3.8 miles
Langley Green 3.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest is St Clare's Catholic Primary School, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Clare's Catholic Primary School 360 yards
Heathfield Primary School 400 yards
Westminster Primary School 530 yards
Welford Primary School 590 yards
St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth 640 yards
Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth) 0.5 miles
Anglesey Primary School 0.5 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.6 miles
Birchfield Primary School 0.6 miles
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.5 miles
Holte School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.8 miles
Nishkam High School 0.8 miles
Broadway Academy 0.9 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 0.9 miles  
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.1 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 1.2 miles
Aston Manor Academy 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest is Heathfield Family Centre, approximately 300 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 Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest is Heathfield Road Dental Practice, approximately 480 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 Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ashcroft 1.2 miles
Mary Seacole House 1.2 miles
City Hospital 1.5 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 1.7 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.8 miles
Eden Unit 2.6 miles
Forward House 2.6 miles
Endeavour Court 2.6 miles
Reservoir Court 2.6 miles
The Westbourne Centre 2.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Brecon Road, Birmingham, B20 3RW. The nearest is 20-20 Vision, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
20-20 Vision 630 yards
Specs Direct 630 yards
NVision Eyecare 820 yards
Gallery Opticians 0.5 miles
Eyes & Vision 0.7 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Cox Opticians 0.8 miles
Eye Express 0.9 miles
D M Eye Clinic 0.9 miles
Roots Opticians 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in B20 3RW

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 22 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 59.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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