Area Information for Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL

Middlepark Drive in Northfield is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Weoley & Selly Oak ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Northfield. This page combines information for the address Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL, 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 2FL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Weoley & Selly Oak
Constituency Birmingham, Northfield
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL 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 56 property sales in Middlepark Drive 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 Middlepark Drive, Northfield, 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 21
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 136
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 182
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 33
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 67
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 176

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 60
Two People 60
Three People 23
Four People 26
Five People 2
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 176

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 63
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 163

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 54% male.

Male 212
Female 182
Total 394

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 48
5-7 12
8-9 4
10-14 15
15 1
16-17 10
18-19 14
20-24 48
25-29 55
30-44 102
45-59 51
60-64 12
65-74 16
75-84 6
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 394

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B31 2FL 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 159
Married 109
Divorced 23
Separated 16
Widowed 4
Same Sex 3
Total 314

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 222
Good 131
Fair 29
Bad 9
Very Bad 3
Total 394

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Middlepark Drive and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% 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. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 161
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 47
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 40
Other 19
Total 314

Ethnic Group Embed This

Middlepark Drive, Northfield, 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 51% 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 202
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 62
Pakistani 17
Chinese 20
Other Asian 26
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 7
Total 394

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 276
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 10
Other 87
Total 394

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 2FL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 310
Republic of Ireland 12
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 39
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
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 181
No Religion 80
Buddhist 5
Hindu 33
Jewish 1
Muslim 34
Sikh 27
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 32
Total 394

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 131
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 44
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 12
Total 308

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 20
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 48
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 191

Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL 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. In December 2019, 56 crimes were reported within half a mile of B31 2FL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 56 crimes committed near Middlepark Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Weoley
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Below are the details of the closest services to Northfield. 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 2FL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest railway station is Northfield, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Northfield 1.2 miles
Kings Norton 1.3 miles
Bournville 1.4 miles
Selly Oak 1.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 2 miles
Longbridge 2.2 miles
Five Ways 3.7 miles
Yardley Wood 4.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.6 miles
Barnt Green 4.7 miles
Bordesley 4.7 miles
Rowley Regis 4.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 4.8 miles
Hall Green 4.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 4.9 miles
Small Heath 4.9 miles
Wythall 5 miles
Shirley 5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest is Northfield Manor Primary Academy, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Northfield Manor Primary Academy 570 yards
St Francis Church of England Aided Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
Green Meadow Primary School 0.7 miles
Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
St Laurence Church Infant School 0.8 miles
St Laurence Church Junior School 0.8 miles
Bellfield Infant School (NC) 0.9 miles
Bellfield Junior School 0.9 miles
Princethorpe Infant School 0.9 miles
Princethorpe Junior School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest is Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School 0.7 miles
Shenley Academy 0.8 miles
The University of Birmingham School 0.9 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 0.9 miles
Kings Norton Girls' School 1 mile
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1.2 miles
Turves Green Girls' School 1.7 miles
Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre 1.7 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 1.8 miles
Selly Park Girls' School 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest is BG Health Centre Griffins Brook Branch, approximately 480 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 Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest is Dental Surgery, approximately 0.7 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 Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest is Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, approximately 560 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Middlepark Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2FL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.8 miles
Boots-Northfield 1 mile
Eyewise 1 mile
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 1 mile
Knights Ophthalmic Opticians 1 mile
Scrivens Ltd 1 mile
Specs Direct 1 mile
Williams Optometrist 1.2 miles
Eyecare Mobile 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 2FL

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 35 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 33.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 75.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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