Area Information for B31 2GL

This postcode 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 B31 2GL, 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.

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 B31 2GL 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 136
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 137
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing contains a higher than average level of social housing - 81% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 106
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 135

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 86
Two People 35
Three People 12
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 68
Total 120

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 B31 2GL however is predominantly male (61%). 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 122
Female 78
Total 200

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 7
8-9 4
10-14 7
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 7
20-24 13
25-29 29
30-44 67
45-59 19
60-64 9
65-74 10
75-84 5
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 200

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B31 2GL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 106
Married 25
Divorced 21
Separated 4
Widowed 3
Same Sex 2
Total 161

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.

However, this area of the Weoley & Selly Oak ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 77
Good 54
Fair 36
Bad 23
Very Bad 10
Total 200

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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) 39
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 11
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 55
Other 9
Total 161

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 64% 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 127
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 2
Pakistani 6
Chinese 2
Other Asian 4
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 10
Total 200

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 158
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 3
Other 30
Total 200

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 2GL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 126
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 100
No Religion 60
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 21
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 200

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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 13
Total 156

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 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 6
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 55

B31 2GL 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, 58 crimes were reported within half a mile of B31 2GL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 58 crimes committed near B31 2GL
Neighbourhood Team Address Weoley
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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 2GL. 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 2GL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to B31 2GL. The nearest railway station is Bournville, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bournville 1.4 miles
Selly Oak 1.4 miles
Northfield 1.4 miles
Kings Norton 1.4 miles
University (Birmingham) 1.9 miles
Longbridge 2.4 miles
Five Ways 3.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.3 miles
Yardley Wood 4.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.5 miles
Bordesley 4.6 miles
Rowley Regis 4.6 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 4.7 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 4.8 miles
Hall Green 4.8 miles
Barnt Green 4.8 miles
Small Heath 4.9 miles
Langley Green 5 miles
Old Hill 5.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to B31 2GL. The nearest is Northfield Manor Primary Academy, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Northfield Manor Primary Academy 330 yards
Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Green Meadow Primary School 0.6 miles
St Francis Church of England Aided Primary School and Nursery 0.6 miles
Princethorpe Infant School 0.7 miles
Princethorpe Junior School 0.7 miles
St Laurence Church Infant School 0.9 miles
St Laurence Church Junior School 0.9 miles
Bournville Village Primary 0.9 miles
Jervoise School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School 0.7 miles
The University of Birmingham School 0.7 miles
Shenley Academy 0.8 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 1 mile
Kings Norton Girls' School 1.1 miles
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1.3 miles
Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 1.7 miles
Selly Park Girls' School 1.8 miles
Bartley Green School 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to B31 2GL. The nearest is BG Health Centre Griffins Brook Branch, approximately 500 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 B31 2GL. The nearest is Oakville Dental Health Centre, approximately 0.9 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 B31 2GL. The nearest is Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, approximately 850 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to B31 2GL. The nearest is Knights Ophthalmic Opticians, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Knights Ophthalmic Opticians 0.8 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.9 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1 mile
Williams Optometrist 1 mile
Boots-Northfield 1.1 miles
Eyewise 1.1 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 1.1 miles
Specs Direct 1.2 miles
Asda Opticians 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.