Area Information for Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS

Highcroft Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Stockland Green ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Erdington. This page combines information for the address Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B23 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 B23 6GS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Stockland Green
Constituency Birmingham, Erdington
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 Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS:

Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GQ
Mere Street, Birmingham, B23 6GB
Tower Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6GJ
Southcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GF
Ward Street, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6GL
Staff Way, Birmingham, B23 6GG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B23 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS 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 55 property sales in Highcroft 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 Highcroft Road, Birmingham consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 2
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 106
Flat (Converted) 12
Total 147
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Highcroft Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 42
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rent Free 0
Total 141

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 62
Two People 57
Three People 13
Four People 8
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 141

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 41
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 52
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 139

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, Erdington constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 128
Female 124
Total 252

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 15
5-7 7
8-9 1
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 34
25-29 57
30-44 85
45-59 31
60-64 1
65-74 2
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 252

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B23 6GS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 64% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 162
Married 36
Divorced 10
Separated 9
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 218

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 128
Good 99
Fair 16
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 252

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 96
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 28
No GCSEs 21
Other 6
Total 218

Ethnic Group Embed This

Highcroft 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 62% 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 157
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 8
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 5
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 32
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 1
Total 252

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 193
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 15
Other 39
Total 252

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 B23 6GS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 201
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 19

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 82
Buddhist 1
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 3
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 13
Total 252

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Stockland Green ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 67% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 145
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 3
Total 218

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 16
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 179

Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS is within the Stockland Green policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2019, 229 crimes were reported within half a mile of B23 6GS.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 229 crimes committed near Highcroft Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Stockland Green
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 B23 6GS. 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 B23 6GS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest railway station is Gravelly Hill, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gravelly Hill 740 yards
Erdington 0.7 miles
Chester Road 1.3 miles
Aston 1.4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.5 miles
Wylde Green 1.9 miles
Perry Barr 2.1 miles
Duddeston 2.4 miles
Adderley Park 2.6 miles
Stechford 3.1 miles
Sutton Coldfield 3.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.4 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.4 miles
Bordesley 3.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.6 miles
Lea Hall 4 miles
Small Heath 4 miles
Four Oaks 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest is St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School 510 yards
    
Featherstone Primary School 620 yards
    
Slade Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Osborne Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Marsh Hill Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Brookvale Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Erdington Hall Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Saint Barnabas Church of England Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Court Farm Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Abbey Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest is Stockland Green School, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stockland Green School 750 yards
    
Erdington Academy 0.7 miles
    
St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre 1.1 miles
    
North Birmingham Academy 1.4 miles
    
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.8 miles
    
King Edward VI Aston School 1.8 miles
    
Broadway Academy 1.9 miles
    
Hodge Hill College 1.9 miles
    
Hodge Hill Girls' School 1.9 miles
    
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 2.1 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest is Dr Roshan Khuroo's Practice, approximately 500 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 Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest is Six Ways Dental Surgery, approximately 470 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 Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest is Eden Unit, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eden Unit 290 yards
Forward House 290 yards
Endeavour Court 500 yards
Reservoir Court 500 yards
Ardenleigh 0.8 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.9 miles
Heartlands Hospital 3 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 3 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 3.1 miles
Tamarind Centre 3.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Highcroft Road, Birmingham, B23 6GS. The nearest is Banks Opticians, approximately 620 yards away.

* 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 B23 6GS

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 33 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 14Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 20.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
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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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