Area Information for Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL

Heath Road South 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 Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for B31 2BL.

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 Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL:

Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BX
Hole Lane, Birmingham, B31 2DA
Innage Road, Birmingham, B31 2DX
Hole Lane, Birmingham, B31 2BZ
Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BN
The Paddock, Birmingham, B31 2BU

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 Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL 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 22 property sales in Heath Road South 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 Heath Road South, 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 40
Semi-Detached 85
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 129
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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 54% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 55
Owned with Mortgage 68
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1
Rent Free 0
Total 127

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 14
Two People 49
Three People 19
Four People 27
Five People 13
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 127

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 87

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 51% male.

Male 190
Female 186
Total 376

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 23
5-7 14
8-9 5
10-14 37
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 8
20-24 18
25-29 7
30-44 69
45-59 84
60-64 26
65-74 25
75-84 33
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 376

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B31 2BL 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 66
Married 199
Divorced 12
Separated 0
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 292

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 199
Good 128
Fair 34
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 376

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) 137
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Other 9
Total 292

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 340
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 14
Pakistani 2
Chinese 5
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 376

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 323
Wales 14
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 3
Other 19
Total 376

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 2BL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 326
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 41

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 249
No Religion 89
Buddhist 1
Hindu 8
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 6
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 19
Total 376

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 102
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 10
Total 250

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 41
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 167

Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL is within the Northfield policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In June 2020, 52 crimes were reported within half a mile of B31 2BL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 52 crimes committed near Heath Road South
Neighbourhood Team Address Northfield
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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 2BL. 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 2BL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest railway station is Northfield, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Northfield 0.7 miles
Kings Norton 1 mile
Bournville 1.5 miles
Longbridge 1.7 miles
Selly Oak 2 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.5 miles
Barnt Green 4.1 miles
Five Ways 4.2 miles
Yardley Wood 4.3 miles
Wythall 4.6 miles
Whitlocks End 4.8 miles
Shirley 4.8 miles
Hall Green 4.9 miles
Alvechurch 4.9 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.9 miles
Bordesley 5.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 5.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 5.2 miles
Small Heath 5.2 miles
Rowley Regis 5.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest is St Laurence Church Infant School, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Laurence Church Infant School 510 yards
St Laurence Church Junior School 510 yards
Wychall Primary School 0.6 miles
St Francis Church of England Aided Primary School and Nursery 0.7 miles
Bellfield Infant School (NC) 0.7 miles
Bellfield Junior School 0.7 miles
Northfield Manor Primary Academy 0.9 miles
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Fairway Primary Academy 1 mile
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest is St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 0.6 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 0.6 miles
Kings Norton Girls' School 1 mile
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School 1 mile
Turves Green Girls' School 1.2 miles
Shenley Academy 1.3 miles
Turves Green Boys' School 1.4 miles
The University of Birmingham School 1.4 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 2.1 miles
Selly Park Girls' School 2.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest is BG Health Centre Bunbury Road Branch, approximately 320 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 Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest is Dental Surgery, approximately 260 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 Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest is Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 640 yards
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 640 yards
West Heath Hospital 1.3 miles
West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre 1.6 miles
Hillis Lodge 1.8 miles
Oleaster 2.3 miles
Cygnet Wast Hills 2.3 miles
Barberry 2.3 miles
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 2.4 miles
Reaside Clinic 2.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Heath Road South, Birmingham, B31 2BL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 0.6 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.6 miles
Boots-Northfield 0.7 miles
Eyewise 0.7 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 0.7 miles
Specs Direct 0.7 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.1 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 1.1 miles
Eyeworld Optometrists 1.2 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.3 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 B31 2BL

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 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 112.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 8.9Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband 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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