Area Information for Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN

Carlton 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 Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN, 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 8AN.

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 Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN:

Westbourne Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8AP
Regent Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8AL
Singh Close, Birmingham, B21 8BB
Bernhard Drive, Birmingham, B21 8AX
Regent Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8AR
Onibury Road, Birmingham, B21 8BD

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 Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN 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 13 property sales in Carlton 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 10
Semi-Detached 71
Terraced 62
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 152
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Carlton Avenue, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 21% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 51
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 29
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 6
Total 140

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 36
Two People 37
Three People 27
Four People 10
Five People 13
Six People 9
Seven People 1
8+ People 7
Total 140

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 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 98

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 54% male.

Male 225
Female 193
Total 418

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 30
5-7 15
8-9 11
10-14 29
15 9
16-17 10
18-19 16
20-24 46
25-29 29
30-44 97
45-59 50
60-64 12
65-74 32
75-84 26
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 418

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B21 8AN 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 129
Married 137
Divorced 21
Separated 10
Widowed 25
Same Sex 2
Total 324

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 170
Good 130
Fair 68
Bad 43
Very Bad 7
Total 418

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) 46
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 128
Other 48
Total 324

Ethnic Group Embed This

Carlton 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 14% 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 60
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Indian 99
Pakistani 37
Bangladeshi 55
Chinese 5
Other Asian 9
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 60
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 34
Total 418

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Carlton Avenue, Birmingham), only 42% 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 176
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 28
Other 212
Total 418

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 8AN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 273
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 30
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 68
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 38

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 150
No Religion 28
Buddhist 1
Hindu 23
Jewish 0
Muslim 102
Sikh 94
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 16
Total 418

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Holyhead ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% 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 69
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 28
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 30
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 23
Total 292

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 10
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 11
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 129

Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN 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 August 2019, 233 crimes were reported within half a mile of B21 8AN.

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Crime: Click here to view 233 crimes committed near Carlton Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Handsworth Wood
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Below are the details of the closest services to B21 8AN. 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 8AN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.5 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 1.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.7 miles
Perry Barr 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.8 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.5 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.7 miles
Five Ways 2.8 miles
Langley Green 2.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.9 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.9 miles
Aston 2.9 miles
Duddeston 3.3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.4 miles
Bordesley 3.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.8 miles
University 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest is William Murdoch Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
William Murdoch Primary School 370 yards
Rookery School 400 yards
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth 580 yards
Grove School 690 yards
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 740 yards
Oasis Academy Boulton 870 yards
James Watt Primary School 0.6 miles
Wattville Primary School 0.7 miles
Benson Community School 0.8 miles
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest is Holyhead School, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holyhead School 530 yards
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 760 yards
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 0.7 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.9 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.1 miles
Hamstead Hall Academy 1.5 miles
Nishkam High School 1.7 miles
Holte School 1.8 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest is Handsworth Medical Pract., approximately 360 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 Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest is Handsworth Dental Surgery, approximately 640 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 Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Carlton Avenue, Birmingham, B21 8AN. The nearest is Eurospex Opticians Ltd, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 480 yards
Bansal Opticians 490 yards
K G Miles 530 yards
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 620 yards
Specs Eye Centre 650 yards
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 780 yards
D M Eye Clinic 810 yards
Onkar Eye Centre 0.7 miles
20-20 Vision 1.4 miles
Specs Direct 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 8AN

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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 81.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 300Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.4Mbps
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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