Area Information for Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP

Elan Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Frankley Great Park ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Northfield. This page combines information for the address Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP, 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 5EP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Frankley Great Park
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 Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP:

Tessall Lane, Birmingham, B31 5ET
Frankley Beeches Road, Birmingham, B31 5NN
Tessall Lane, Birmingham, B31 5EN
Frankley Beeches Road, Birmingham, B31 5NL
Gorsymead Grove, Birmingham, B31 5JL
Drumlin Walk, Birmingham, B31 5JS

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 Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP 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 10 property sales in Elan Road 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 Elan Road, 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 2
Semi-Detached 58
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 90
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Elan Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 26
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 9
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 85

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 18
Two People 24
Three People 23
Four People 16
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 85

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 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 61

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 45% male.

Male 107
Female 130
Total 237

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 13
5-7 8
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 8
20-24 16
25-29 25
30-44 34
45-59 54
60-64 9
65-74 25
75-84 14
85-89 8
90+ 5
Total 237

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B31 5EP 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 85
Married 67
Divorced 15
Separated 10
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 202

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 86
Good 84
Fair 43
Bad 22
Very Bad 2
Total 237

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Elan Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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) 33
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 86
Other 6
Total 202

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 207
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 3
Pakistani 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 3
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 237

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 208
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 9
Other 12
Total 237

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 5EP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 162
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 61

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 142
No Religion 63
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 3
Sikh 3
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 22
Total 237

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 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 8
Total 175

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 97

Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP is within the Longbridge policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 5EP. 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 5EP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest railway station is Longbridge, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Longbridge 0.8 miles
Northfield 1.2 miles
Kings Norton 2.6 miles
Barnt Green 3.1 miles
Bournville 3.2 miles
Selly Oak 3.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 4 miles
Alvechurch 4.3 miles
Rowley Regis 5.2 miles
Old Hill 5.2 miles
Five Ways 5.7 miles
Wythall 5.7 miles
Cradley Heath 6 miles
Yardley Wood 6 miles
Whitlocks End 6.1 miles
Langley Green 6.1 miles
Bromsgrove 6.2 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 6.2 miles
Shirley 6.3 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 6.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest is Forestdale Primary School, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Forestdale Primary School 780 yards
Merritts Brook Primary E-ACT Academy 790 yards
The Meadows Primary School 0.6 miles
Colmers Farm Primary School 0.7 miles
St Columba's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Holly Hill Methodist CofE Infant School 1 mile
The Orchards Primary Academy 1 mile
Rednal Hill Infant School 1 mile
Rednal Hill Junior School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest is Colmers School and Sixth Form College, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colmers School and Sixth Form College 0.7 miles
King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy 1 mile  
Turves Green Boys' School 1.1 miles
Turves Green Girls' School 1.1 miles
Shenley Academy 1.8 miles
Waseley Hills High School 1.8 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 1.8 miles
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2 miles
Bartley Green School 2.2 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest is Hollymoor Medical Centre, approximately 390 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hollymoor Medical Centre 390 yards
St Heliers Medical Practice 0.9 miles
Frankley Health Centre 0.9 miles
Ley Hill Surgery 1.2 miles
Leach Heath Medical Centre 1.2 miles
West Heath Surgery 1.4 miles
Woodland Road Surgery 1.4 miles
Cofton Medical Centre 1.5 miles
New Road Surgery 1.5 miles
Cornhill Surgery 1.5 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest is Hollymoor Tower Dental Surgery, approximately 390 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 Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest is Hillis Lodge, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hillis Lodge 220 yards
Reaside Clinic 0.7 miles
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 1.8 miles
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 1.8 miles
West Heath Hospital 1.8 miles
Cygnet Wast Hills 2.5 miles
West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre 3.2 miles
Oleaster 3.7 miles
Barberry 3.7 miles
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 3.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Elan Road, Birmingham, B31 5EP. The nearest is Specs Direct, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs Direct 1.1 miles
Boots-Northfield 1.1 miles
Eyewise 1.1 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 1.1 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Spex4U Limited 1.3 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.3 miles
Troth Opticians 1.4 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.5 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 5EP

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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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 101.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0.8Mbps
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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