Area Information for Birmingham, B25 8XH

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Hall Green. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B25 8XH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B25 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2008. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East
Constituency Birmingham, Hall Green
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 Birmingham, B25 8XH:

Hay Mills, Birmingham, B25 8DW
Fordrough, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8DL
Speedwell Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8HU
Speedwell Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8HT
Rose Villas, Hay Road, Birmingham, B25 8HZ
Hay Road, Birmingham, B25 8HY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B25 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B25 8XH 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 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 18
Terraced 51
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 89
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rent Free 4
Total 87

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 10
Two People 10
Three People 10
Four People 9
Five People 14
Six People 22
Seven People 7
8+ People 5
Total 87

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 50
Total 75

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around B25 8XH however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 216
Female 174
Total 390

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 25
5-7 20
8-9 17
10-14 37
15 4
16-17 28
18-19 21
20-24 45
25-29 37
30-44 72
45-59 53
60-64 7
65-74 15
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 390

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B25 8XH 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 113
Married 147
Divorced 5
Separated 8
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 287

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 173
Good 131
Fair 56
Bad 19
Very Bad 11
Total 390

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B25 8XH and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 33
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs 51
No GCSEs 124
Other 22
Total 287

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 5% 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 21
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 13
Pakistani 237
Bangladeshi 40
Chinese 2
Other Asian 29
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 19
Total 390

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 58% 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 228
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 0
Other 157
Total 390

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 B25 8XH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 331
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 40
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 20

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 16
No Religion 6
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 344
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 390

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 20% 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 45
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 35
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 55
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 38
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 28
Total 278

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 9
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 99

Birmingham, B25 8XH is within the Sparkbrook policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B25 8XH
Neighbourhood Team Address Sparkbrook
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Below are the details of the closest services to B25 8XH. 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 B25 8XH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest railway station is Small Heath, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Small Heath 0.6 miles
Bordesley 1 mile
Tyseley 1.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.7 miles
Spring Road 1.7 miles
Adderley Park 1.8 miles
Hall Green 1.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.8 miles
Five Ways 2 miles
Duddeston 2.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.1 miles
Acocks Green 2.2 miles
Yardley Wood 2.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.8 miles
University 2.9 miles
Selly Oak 3 miles
Stechford 3.1 miles
Olton 3.1 miles
Aston 3.1 miles
Bournville 3.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest is Conway Primary School, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Conway Primary School 170 yards
Ladypool Primary School 450 yards
Nelson Mandela School 460 yards
Clifton Primary School 660 yards
Montgomery Primary Academy 660 yards
Arden Primary School 690 yards
Christ Church CofE Controlled Primary School and Nursery 740 yards
Anderton Park Primary School 0.6 miles
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
The Olive School, Birmingham 0.6 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest is Ark Boulton Academy, approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark Boulton Academy 690 yards
Holy Trinity Catholic School 0.6 miles
Darul Uloom Islamic High School 0.9 miles  
Ark St Alban's Academy 1 mile
Small Heath Leadership Academy 1 mile
Yardleys School 1.1 miles
Moseley School and Sixth Form 1.3 miles
Queensbridge School 1.6 miles
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form 1.7 miles
City Academy Birmingham 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest is Weather Oak Medical Centre, approximately 280 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 Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest is Poplar Dental Practice, approximately 180 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 Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest is Zinnia Centre, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B25 8XH. The nearest is Banks Opticians, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Banks Opticians 470 yards
The Eye Clinic 500 yards
Opticare Ophthalmic Opticians 520 yards
Eye Sight Centre Opticians 570 yards
A S Gill Optometrists 700 yards
Eye Centre (Birmingham) Ltd 760 yards
Eyecon Opticians 830 yards
Mohammed Dilwar Khan 850 yards
20-20 Vision 0.5 miles
Eye Sight Centre Opticians 0.6 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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