Area Information for Birmingham, B21 1HS

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Lozells ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B21 1HS, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Lozells
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, B21 1HS 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 8
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 53
Flat (Purpose-Built) 43
Flat (Converted) 14
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 132
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 38
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 4
Total 124

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 49
Two People 19
Three People 14
Four People 15
Five People 5
Six People 17
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 124

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 56
Total 107

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 182
Female 170
Total 352

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 23
5-7 15
8-9 9
10-14 24
15 3
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 36
25-29 44
30-44 87
45-59 55
60-64 8
65-74 18
75-84 11
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 352

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B21 1HS 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 124
Married 112
Divorced 14
Separated 11
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 278

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 177
Good 93
Fair 51
Bad 20
Very Bad 11
Total 352

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) 37
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 98
Other 34
Total 278

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 9% 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 32
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 55
Pakistani 64
Bangladeshi 27
Chinese 8
Other Asian 51
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 44
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 10
Total 352

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 158
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 5
Other 183
Total 352

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 1HS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 220
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 75
North America or Caribbean 13
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 120
No Religion 23
Buddhist 3
Hindu 20
Jewish 0
Muslim 122
Sikh 38
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 22
Total 352

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Lozells ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 28% 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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 33
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 73
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 12
Total 263

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 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 46
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 135

Birmingham, B21 1HS 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 July 2019, 230 crimes were reported within half a mile of B21 1HS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 230 crimes committed near B21 1HS
Neighbourhood Team Address Lozells and East Handsworth
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Below are the details of the closest services to B21 1HS. 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 1HS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B21 1HS. The nearest railway station is Jewellery Quarter, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Jewellery Quarter 0.8 miles
Perry Barr 1.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.5 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1.9 miles
Five Ways 2 miles
Aston 2.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.2 miles
Duddeston 2.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.5 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.5 miles
Bordesley 2.6 miles
Adderley Park 3 miles
Gravelly Hill 3 miles
University 3.4 miles
Small Heath 3.6 miles
Langley Green 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B21 1HS. The nearest is Nishkam Primary School Birmingham, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 310 yards
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 360 yards
Welford Primary School 510 yards
St Francis Catholic Primary School 530 yards
Anglesey Primary School 720 yards
Benson Community School 840 yards
Heathfield Primary School 0.6 miles
Grove School 0.7 miles
Brookfields Primary School 0.7 miles
St Clare's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B21 1HS. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth School, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth School 390 yards
Nishkam High School 0.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.6 miles
Holte School 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1 mile
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.1 miles
Holyhead School 1.2 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1.2 miles  
Central Academy 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 Birmingham, B21 1HS. The nearest is Enki Medical Practice, approximately 140 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, B21 1HS. The nearest is Soho Road Dental Practice, approximately 620 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, B21 1HS. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B21 1HS. The nearest is Onkar Eye Centre, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Onkar Eye Centre 740 yards
Specs Direct half a mile
20-20 Vision half a mile
D M Eye Clinic 0.7 miles
Gallery Opticians 0.7 miles
K G Miles 0.9 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
NVision Eyecare 0.9 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.9 miles
Cox 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.

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