Area Information for Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE

Soho 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 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE, 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 9SE.

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 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE:

Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9NA
Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9LZ
Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SF
Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SD
Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9QL
Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9LX

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 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE 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 Soho 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 Soho 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 10
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 136
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Soho Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 44
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 13
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 39
Rent Free 3
Total 131

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 37
Two People 17
Three People 26
Four People 15
Five People 13
Six People 21
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 131

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 108

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 49% male.

Male 206
Female 213
Total 419

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 31
5-7 24
8-9 10
10-14 36
15 8
16-17 16
18-19 13
20-24 24
25-29 38
30-44 96
45-59 67
60-64 13
65-74 20
75-84 16
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 419

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B21 9SE 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 122
Married 139
Divorced 14
Separated 13
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 310

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 154
Good 175
Fair 57
Bad 26
Very Bad 7
Total 419

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) 38
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 115
Other 43
Total 310

Ethnic Group Embed This

Soho 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 15% 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 62
Mixed Ethnicity 27
Indian 130
Pakistani 38
Bangladeshi 45
Other Asian 36
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 8
Total 419

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Soho Road, 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 188
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 37
Other 185
Total 419

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 9SE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 263
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 41
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 58
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 44

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 92
No Religion 23
Buddhist 3
Hindu 48
Jewish 0
Muslim 105
Sikh 82
Other Religion 32
Not Stated 34
Total 419

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho & Jewellery Quarter ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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) 46
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 48
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 23
Total 287

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
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 147

Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE 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.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B21 9SE. 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 9SE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.4 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.5 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.7 miles
Perry Barr 1.8 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.5 miles
Five Ways 2.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
Langley Green 2.8 miles
Aston 2.9 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3 miles
Duddeston 3.1 miles
Bordesley 3.4 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.7 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.7 miles
Adderley Park 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest is Oasis Academy Boulton, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Boulton 340 yards
James Watt Primary School 510 yards
Grove School 510 yards
William Murdoch Primary School 650 yards
Rookery School 860 yards
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth half a mile
Benson Community School 0.6 miles
St Michael's CofE Primary Academy, Handsworth 0.7 miles
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.7 miles
Nishkam Primary School Birmingham 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest is V.A.S.E Academy, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
V.A.S.E Academy 310 yards  
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 490 yards
Holyhead School 530 yards
King Edward VI Handsworth School 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 0.8 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1 mile
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
Nishkam High School 1.5 miles
Holte School 1.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest is Handsworth Medical Pract., approximately 200 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 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest is Sohal Dental Practice, approximately 250 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 Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Soho Road, Birmingham, B21 9SE. The nearest is K G Miles, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
K G Miles < 50 yards
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 60 yards
Bansal Opticians 120 yards
D M Eye Clinic 390 yards
Onkar Eye Centre 810 yards
Specs Eye Centre 840 yards
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 0.6 miles
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 0.7 miles
Manjot Optical 1.2 miles
Eye Centre 1.2 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 9SE

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 89.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 151.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 21.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 30Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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