Area Information for Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA

Farcroft Avenue in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Holyhead ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA, 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 8AA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Holyhead
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 Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA:

New Inns Close, Birmingham, B21 8NA
Regent Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8AB
Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AG
Regent Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8AS
Hamilton Road, Birmingham, B21 8AJ
Sandwell Road, Birmingham, B21 8NB

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 Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA 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 18 property sales in Farcroft Avenue 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

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 14
Semi-Detached 36
Terraced 68
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 8
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 61
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 29
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 159

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 44
Two People 29
Three People 26
Four People 18
Five People 13
Six People 15
Seven People 10
8+ People 4
Total 159

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 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 77
Total 125

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 247
Female 266
Total 513

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 29
5-7 22
8-9 14
10-14 38
15 3
16-17 27
18-19 19
20-24 51
25-29 42
30-44 110
45-59 71
60-64 19
65-74 31
75-84 26
85-89 9
90+ 2
Total 513

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B21 8AA 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 156
Married 185
Divorced 25
Separated 9
Widowed 30
Same Sex 2
Total 407

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.

Health
Very Good 202
Good 193
Fair 67
Bad 33
Very Bad 18
Total 513

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) 75
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 57
No GCSEs or Equivalent 131
Other 57
Total 407

Ethnic Group Embed This

Farcroft Avenue, 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 66
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 128
Pakistani 95
Bangladeshi 59
Other Asian 30
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 51
Other Black/African/Caribbean 23
Other 24
Total 513

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham), only 49% 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 249
Wales 2
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 46
Other 213
Total 513

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 8AA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 376
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 51
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 47
North America or Caribbean 5
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.

Religion
Christian 139
No Religion 13
Buddhist 0
Hindu 18
Jewish 0
Muslim 214
Sikh 93
Other Religion 16
Not Stated 20
Total 513

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Holyhead ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 47
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 70
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 25
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 20
Total 370

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 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 182

Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA is within the Handsworth Wood policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2019, 203 crimes were reported within half a mile of B21 8AA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 203 crimes committed near Farcroft Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Handsworth Wood
Force Website: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B21 8AA. 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 8AA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 0.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 1.5 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.5 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.9 miles
Perry Barr 2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.6 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.6 miles
Langley Green 2.6 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.8 miles
Five Ways 2.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3 miles
Aston 3.1 miles
Duddeston 3.4 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.4 miles
Bordesley 3.8 miles
University 3.9 miles
Gravelly Hill 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest is St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth 290 yards
    
William Murdoch Primary School 720 yards
    
Rookery School 730 yards
    
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 840 yards
    
Oasis Academy Boulton half a mile
    
Wattville Primary School half a mile
    
Grove School 0.5 miles
    
James Watt Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Benson Community School 0.9 miles
    
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest is Holyhead School, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holyhead School 240 yards
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.6 miles
    
St John Wall Catholic School 0.7 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 0.9 miles
    
Sandwell Academy 0.9 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1 mile
    
Hamstead Hall Academy 1.6 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.8 miles
    
Nishkam High School 1.8 miles
    
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest is Holyhead Primary Health Care Centre, approximately 240 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 Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest is Dental Surgery, approximately 300 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 Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Farcroft Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AA. The nearest is Specs Eye Centre, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs Eye Centre 300 yards
Bansal Opticians 500 yards
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 560 yards
K G Miles 610 yards
HD Eye Clinic Ltd half a mile
D M Eye Clinic 0.5 miles
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 0.6 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Express Vision Care 1.4 miles
Manjot Optical 1.4 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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Broadband in B21 8AA

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 13 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 62Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.8Mbps
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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