Area Information for Birmingham, B20 3SF

This postcode 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 Birmingham, B20 3SF, 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 December 1997. 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 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 Birmingham, B20 3SF 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

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 11
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 71
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 20
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 65

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 14
Two People 20
Three People 5
Four People 6
Five People 8
Six People 6
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 65

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 56

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 112
Female 103
Total 215

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 11
5-7 15
8-9 4
10-14 26
15 3
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 23
25-29 19
30-44 47
45-59 34
60-64 2
65-74 9
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 2
Total 215

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B20 3SF 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 75
Married 61
Divorced 5
Separated 5
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 156

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 105
Good 65
Fair 29
Bad 11
Very Bad 5
Total 215

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) 34
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs 13
No GCSEs 42
Other 21
Total 156

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 16% 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 34
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 26
Pakistani 44
Bangladeshi 18
Other Asian 25
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 9
Total 215

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 53% 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 114
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 91
Total 215

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 3SF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 163
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 24

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 65
No Religion 21
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 101
Sikh 16
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 8
Total 215

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Birchfield ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 40
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 7
Total 145

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 83

Birmingham, B20 3SF 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, 170 crimes were reported within half a mile of B20 3SF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 170 crimes committed near B20 3SF
Neighbourhood Team Address Lozells and East Handsworth
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Below are the details of the closest services to B20 3SF. 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 3SF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B20 3SF. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 700 yards
Witton (West Midlands) 0.9 miles
Aston 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.5 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.9 miles
Duddeston 2.1 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.2 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.3 miles
The Hawthorns 2.5 miles
Five Ways 2.8 miles
Adderley Park 2.9 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.9 miles
Bordesley 3 miles
Erdington 3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.2 miles
Chester Road 3.5 miles
Small Heath 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B20 3SF. The nearest is Westminster Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Westminster Primary School 270 yards
Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth) 290 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic School 400 yards
Canterbury Cross Primary School 490 yards
Birchfield Primary School 520 yards
St Clare's Catholic Primary School 590 yards
Heathfield Primary School 700 yards
St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth 0.6 miles
Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy 0.7 miles
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B20 3SF. The nearest is Broadway Academy, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Broadway Academy 770 yards
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 0.7 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 0.7 miles  
Holte School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1 mile
King Edward VI Aston School 1 mile
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1 mile
Nishkam High School 1.1 miles
Aston Manor Academy 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B20 3SF. The nearest is Crompton Road Surgery, approximately 420 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 3SF. 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 Birmingham, B20 3SF. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ashcroft 1.6 miles
Mary Seacole House 1.6 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 1.8 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.9 miles
City Hospital 1.9 miles
Eden Unit 2.2 miles
Forward House 2.2 miles
Endeavour Court 2.2 miles
Reservoir Court 2.2 miles
Ardenleigh 3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B20 3SF. The nearest is NVision Eyecare, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
NVision Eyecare 470 yards
Eyes & Vision 520 yards
Eye Express 810 yards
20-20 Vision 0.6 miles
Specs Direct 0.6 miles
Gallery Opticians 0.6 miles
Roots Opticians 0.7 miles
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 0.7 miles
Cox Opticians 0.7 miles
Shah-Jallal Opticians 0.8 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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