Area Information for Birmingham, B31 1AZ

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Northfield ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Northfield. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B31 1AZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B31 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 May 2006. 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 Northfield
Constituency Birmingham, Northfield
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, B31 1AZ:

Bell Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 1LA
Bell Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 1JZ
Vineyard Road, Birmingham, B31 1PT
Bell Lane, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 1LE
Hilary Grove, Birmingham, B31 1QA
Lockwood Road, Birmingham, B31 1PZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B31 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B31 1AZ 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

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 15
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 27
Flat (Purpose-Built) 48
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 13
Total 145
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 40% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 34
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 136

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 65
Two People 28
Three People 23
Four People 14
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 136

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 16
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 92

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, Northfield constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Male 123
Female 156
Total 279

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 9
8-9 10
10-14 14
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 10
20-24 17
25-29 21
30-44 64
45-59 40
60-64 6
65-74 10
75-84 18
85-89 12
90+ 13
Total 279

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B31 1AZ 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 93
Married 71
Divorced 24
Separated 3
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 217

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 121
Good 102
Fair 36
Bad 16
Very Bad 4
Total 279

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) 44
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 64
Other 6
Total 217

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 74% white.

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 207
Mixed Ethnicity 23
Indian 4
Pakistani 5
Chinese 16
Other Asian 10
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 10
Total 279

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 228
Wales 7
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 3
Other 35
Total 279

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 B31 1AZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 190
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 67

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 159
No Religion 79
Buddhist 2
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 19
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 279

Economic Activity Embed This

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 81
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 174

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 12
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 125

Birmingham, B31 1AZ is within the Weoley 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 B31 1AZ
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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 1AZ. 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 B31 1AZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B31 1AZ. The nearest railway station is Northfield, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Northfield 0.5 miles
Longbridge 1.4 miles
Kings Norton 1.6 miles
Bournville 2 miles
Selly Oak 2.4 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Barnt Green 3.9 miles
Five Ways 4.6 miles
Alvechurch 4.8 miles
Yardley Wood 4.9 miles
Rowley Regis 5 miles
Wythall 5.1 miles
Old Hill 5.3 miles
Whitlocks End 5.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 5.3 miles
Shirley 5.4 miles
Hall Green 5.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 5.5 miles
Bordesley 5.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 5.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B31 1AZ. The nearest is Bellfield Infant School (NC), approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bellfield Infant School (NC) 210 yards
Bellfield Junior School 210 yards
St Laurence Church Infant School 630 yards
St Laurence Church Junior School 630 yards
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 650 yards
The Orchards Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Merritts Brook Primary E-ACT Academy 0.9 miles
The Meadows Primary School 0.9 miles
Green Meadow Primary School 0.9 miles
Wychall Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B31 1AZ. The nearest is Turves Green Girls' School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Turves Green Girls' School 1 mile
Shenley Academy 1 mile
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1.1 miles
Turves Green Boys' School 1.2 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 1.3 miles
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School 1.5 miles
Kings Norton Girls' School 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 1.7 miles
The University of Birmingham School 1.7 miles
Colmers School and Sixth Form College 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B31 1AZ. The nearest is St Heliers Medical Practice, approximately 470 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, B31 1AZ. The nearest is Clive Harris & Associates, approximately 610 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, B31 1AZ. The nearest is Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 0.6 miles
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 0.6 miles
Hillis Lodge 1.2 miles
West Heath Hospital 1.4 miles
Reaside Clinic 1.9 miles
West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre 2 miles
Cygnet Wast Hills 2.4 miles
Oleaster 2.6 miles
Barberry 2.6 miles
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 2.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B31 1AZ. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 80 yards
Specsavers Opticians 80 yards
Boots-Northfield 210 yards
Eyewise 210 yards
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 210 yards
Specs Direct 260 yards
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.3 miles
Knights Ophthalmic Opticians 1.5 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.6 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.7 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.