Area Information for Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP

Oxhill Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Handsworth Wood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP, 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 8EP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Handsworth Wood
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 Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP:

Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8HB
Greenhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8DY
Greenhill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 8DX
Farnham Road, Birmingham, B21 8EG
Farnham Road, Birmingham, B21 8EQ
Friary Gardens, Birmingham, B21 8ET

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 Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP 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 32 property sales in Oxhill 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 Oxhill 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 17
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 70
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oxhill Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 32
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 119

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 22
Three People 25
Four People 21
Five People 10
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 119

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 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 37
Total 96

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 50% male.

Male 160
Female 159
Total 319

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 24
5-7 15
8-9 11
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 7
20-24 21
25-29 23
30-44 83
45-59 56
60-64 4
65-74 16
75-84 13
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 319

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B21 8EP 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 92
Married 108
Divorced 17
Separated 10
Widowed 12
Same Sex 2
Total 241

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 159
Good 107
Fair 36
Bad 13
Very Bad 4
Total 319

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) 45
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 55
Other 33
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

Oxhill 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 29% 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 91
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 82
Pakistani 25
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 16
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 56
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 1
Total 319

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Oxhill Road, Birmingham), 55% 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 176
Wales 3
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 32
Other 102
Total 319

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 8EP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 202
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 39

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 127
No Religion 30
Buddhist 4
Hindu 18
Jewish 0
Muslim 45
Sikh 57
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 34
Total 319

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Handsworth Wood ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% 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) 27
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 33
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 34
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 8
Total 223

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 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 118

Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP 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 April 2020, 155 crimes were reported within half a mile of B21 8EP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 155 crimes committed near Oxhill Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Handsworth Wood
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Below are the details of the closest services to B21 8EP. 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 8EP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 1.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.2 miles
Perry Barr 1.6 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.7 miles
Aston 3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.1 miles
Langley Green 3.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.2 miles
Five Ways 3.2 miles
Duddeston 3.4 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.7 miles
Bescot Stadium 3.9 miles
Bordesley 4 miles
Adderley Park 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest is St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 370 yards
Rookery School 480 yards
William Murdoch Primary School 740 yards
Grestone Academy 0.5 miles
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth 0.6 miles
Grove School 0.7 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.9 miles
St Marys C of E Primary and Nursery, Academy, Handsworth 0.9 miles
Oasis Academy Boulton 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest is King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 830 yards
St John Wall Catholic School 870 yards
Holyhead School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.8 miles
Hamstead Hall Academy 1.1 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.1 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
Broadway Academy 1.9 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.9 miles
Holte School 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest is Handsworth Wood Med.Ctr., approximately 0.5 miles 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 Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest is Handsworth Dental Surgery, approximately 210 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 Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oxhill Road, Birmingham, B21 8EP. The nearest is Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 140 yards
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 220 yards
Specs Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.7 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.7 miles
K G Miles 0.7 miles
D M Eye Clinic 0.8 miles
Onkar Eye Centre 1 mile
Hamstead Eyecare 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 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 8EP

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 52.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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