Area Information for Birmingham, B31 1WF

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Bartley Green ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Edgbaston. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B31 1WF, 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 October 2005. 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 Bartley Green
Constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston
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 1WF:

Claerwen Grove, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 1TY
Caban Close, Birmingham, B31 1TU
Holloway, Birmingham, B31 1TR
Ley Hill Farm Road, Birmingham, B31 1UB
Ley Hill Farm Road, Birmingham, B31 1JR
Ley Hill Farm Road, Birmingham, B31 1UQ

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 1WF 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 21
Semi-Detached 68
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 51% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rent Free 1
Total 80

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 15
Two People 28
Three People 21
Four People 12
Five People 2
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 80

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 79

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, Edgbaston constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 92
Female 112
Total 204

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 21
5-7 13
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 9
20-24 29
25-29 35
30-44 56
45-59 18
60-64 4
65-74 0
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 204

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B31 1WF 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 89
Married 49
Divorced 10
Separated 5
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 155

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 125
Good 66
Fair 11
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 204

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) 48
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Other 12
Total 155

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 70% 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 143
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 12
Chinese 1
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Total 204

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 167
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 24
Total 204

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 1WF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 159
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 16

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 111
No Religion 59
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 3
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 17
Total 204

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bartley Green ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 59% 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 91
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 4
Total 154

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 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 123

Birmingham, B31 1WF is within the Bartley Green 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 1WF
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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 1WF. 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 1WF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B31 1WF. The nearest railway station is Northfield, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Northfield 1.1 miles
Longbridge 1.6 miles
Kings Norton 2.1 miles
Bournville 2.4 miles
Selly Oak 2.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Barnt Green 4.1 miles
Rowley Regis 4.4 miles
Five Ways 4.6 miles
Old Hill 4.7 miles
Alvechurch 5.2 miles
Langley Green 5.2 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 5.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 5.4 miles
Yardley Wood 5.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 5.6 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 5.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 5.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 5.6 miles
Wythall 5.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B31 1WF. The nearest is The Orchards Primary Academy, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Orchards Primary Academy 270 yards
Bellfield Infant School (NC) 860 yards
Bellfield Junior School 860 yards
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Merritts Brook Primary E-ACT Academy 0.7 miles
Green Meadow Primary School 0.7 miles
Woodcock Hill Primary School 0.8 miles
St Laurence Church Infant School 0.9 miles
St Laurence Church Junior School 0.9 miles
Northfield Manor Primary Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B31 1WF. The nearest is Shenley Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shenley Academy 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 1.1 miles
Bartley Green School 1.4 miles
Turves Green Girls' School 1.4 miles
Turves Green Boys' School 1.6 miles
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1.7 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 1.8 miles
Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre 1.8 miles
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School 1.8 miles
King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy 1.8 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B31 1WF. The nearest is Ley Hill Surgery, approximately 160 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 1WF. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 0.6 miles 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 1WF. The nearest is Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B31 1WF. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 0.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Specs Direct 0.6 miles
Boots-Northfield 0.6 miles
Eyewise 0.6 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 0.6 miles
Knights Ophthalmic Opticians 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 miles
Myoptics Opticians 1.3 miles
Asda Opticians 1.6 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.