Area Information for Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS

Central Avenue in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Longbridge & West Heath ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Northfield. This page combines information for the address Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS, 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 Longbridge & West Heath
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 Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS:

Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4HQ
Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JR
Eden Close, Birmingham, B31 4HG
Whitcot Grove, Birmingham, B31 4JU
Longbridge Lane, Birmingham, B31 4LQ
Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JP

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 Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS 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 3
Semi-Detached 56
Terraced 21
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 155
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Central Avenue, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 62% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 25
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 94
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 152

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 69
Two People 43
Three People 21
Four People 15
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 152

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 63
Total 123

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 53% male.

Gender
Male 158
Female 141
Total 299

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 33
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 3
16-17 9
18-19 13
20-24 28
25-29 19
30-44 44
45-59 73
60-64 15
65-74 16
75-84 12
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 299

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B31 4JS is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 112
Married 61
Divorced 31
Separated 16
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 236

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 Longbridge & West Heath ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 124
Good 85
Fair 55
Bad 24
Very Bad 11
Total 299

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) 32
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 78
Other 11
Total 236

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 258
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 1
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Total 299

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 265
Wales 0
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 1
Other 18
Total 299

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 4JS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 181
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 103

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.

Religion
Christian 166
No Religion 110
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 299

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 9
Total 217

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 8
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 26
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 103

Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS 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 February 2020, 95 crimes were reported within half a mile of B31 4JS.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 95 crimes committed near Central Avenue
Neighbourhood Team Address Northfield
Force Website: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 4JS. 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 4JS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest railway station is Longbridge, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Longbridge 160 yards
Northfield 1 mile
Kings Norton 2.3 miles
Barnt Green 2.5 miles
Bournville 3.1 miles
Alvechurch 3.5 miles
Selly Oak 3.7 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.2 miles
Wythall 4.9 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 5.4 miles
Whitlocks End 5.4 miles
Yardley Wood 5.5 miles
Shirley 5.7 miles
Bromsgrove 5.9 miles
Five Ways 5.9 miles
Rowley Regis 6 miles
Old Hill 6.1 miles
The Lakes (Warks) 6.2 miles
Hall Green 6.3 miles
Redditch 6.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest is Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy 560 yards
    
Turves Green Primary School 830 yards
    
St Columba's Catholic Primary School half a mile
    
The Meadows Primary School half a mile
    
Cofton Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Colmers Farm Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Rednal Hill Infant School 1 mile
    
Rednal Hill Junior School 1 mile
    
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest is Turves Green Boys' School, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Turves Green Boys' School 730 yards
    
Turves Green Girls' School 0.6 miles
    
Colmers School and Sixth Form College 1 mile
    
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 1.6 miles
    
King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy 1.7 miles  
King's Norton Boys' School 2.1 miles
    
Waseley Hills High School 2.2 miles
    
Shenley Academy 2.3 miles
    
Kings Norton Girls' School 2.5 miles
    
King Edward VI Five Ways School 2.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest is Cofton Medical Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest is Midlands Smile Centre West Heath, approximately 540 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 Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest is Hillis Lodge, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Central Avenue, Birmingham, B31 4JS. The nearest is Pabari Opticians Ltd, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pabari Opticians Ltd 0.8 miles
Specs Direct 1.2 miles
Boots-Northfield 1.2 miles
Eyewise 1.2 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.4 miles
Spex4U Limited 1.6 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.7 miles
Troth Opticians 1.8 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 4JS

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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 106.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 12.6Mbps
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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