Area Information for Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE

Boulton Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B21 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 B21 0RE.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Soho & Jewellery Quarter
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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 Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE:

Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RG
Foxcote Avenue, Birmingham, B21 0TL
Mary Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0RJ
Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RD
Reynolds Road, Birmingham, B21 0TJ
Mary Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 0RH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B21 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE 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 30 property sales in Boulton 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 Boulton Road, 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 2
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 63
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 86
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Boulton Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 77

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 15
Two People 19
Three People 14
Four People 12
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 2
8+ People 2
Total 77

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 65

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, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 121
Female 122
Total 243

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 7
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 4
18-19 9
20-24 24
25-29 20
30-44 53
45-59 39
60-64 13
65-74 11
75-84 3
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 243

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B21 0RE 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 69
Married 85
Divorced 10
Separated 9
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 183

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 114
Good 74
Fair 37
Bad 18
Very Bad 0
Total 243

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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 32
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 29
Total 183

Ethnic Group Embed This

Boulton 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 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 43
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 112
Pakistani 23
Chinese 4
Other Asian 15
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 243

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Boulton Road, Birmingham), 52% 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 126
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 22
Other 95
Total 243

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 B21 0RE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 152
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 26

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 74
No Religion 32
Buddhist 3
Hindu 42
Jewish 0
Muslim 27
Sikh 41
Other Religion 12
Not Stated 12
Total 243

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% 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 51
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 32
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 12
Total 173

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 2
Manufacturing 9
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 88

Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE is within the Soho Road policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2019, 174 crimes were reported within half a mile of B21 0RE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 174 crimes committed near Boulton Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Soho Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B21 0RE. 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 B21 0RE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 1.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.3 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.4 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 1.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.8 miles
Perry Barr 1.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.1 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.2 miles
Five Ways 2.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.4 miles
Aston 2.8 miles
Langley Green 2.8 miles
Duddeston 2.9 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.1 miles
Bordesley 3.2 miles
University 3.4 miles
Adderley Park 3.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest is James Watt Primary School, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
James Watt Primary School 110 yards
Oasis Academy Boulton 120 yards
Benson Community School 630 yards
Grove School 720 yards
Oasis Academy Foundry 800 yards
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 0.6 miles
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 0.6 miles
William Murdoch Primary School 0.6 miles
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth 0.7 miles
Rookery School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 630 yards
Holyhead School 850 yards
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1 mile
St John Wall Catholic School 1.2 miles
Nishkam High School 1.3 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.4 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.5 miles
Holte School 1.5 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest is Dr Bhalla & Partners, approximately 400 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 Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest is BCHC - Paediatrics, approximately 360 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 Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Boulton Road, Birmingham, B21 0RE. The nearest is D M Eye Clinic, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
D M Eye Clinic 400 yards
K G Miles 450 yards
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 510 yards
Bansal Opticians 520 yards
Onkar Eye Centre 700 yards
Specs Eye Centre 0.7 miles
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 0.9 miles
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 1 mile
Manjot Optical 1 mile
Eye Centre 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 B21 0RE

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 19 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 52.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 106.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.8Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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