Area Information for Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA

Herbert 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 Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA, 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 5GA.

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 Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA:

Handley Grove, Birmingham, B31 5JH
Topland Grove, Birmingham, B31 5JG
Lower Beeches Road, Birmingham, B31 5JA
Topland Grove, Birmingham, B31 5JJ
Lower Beeches Road, Birmingham, B31 5FL
Raven Hays Road, Birmingham, B31 5JE

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 Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA 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 33 property sales in Herbert 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 Herbert 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 3
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 50
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Herbert Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 22
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 0
Total 50

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 3
Two People 17
Three People 9
Four People 11
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 50

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 20
Total 47

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 47% male.

Male 78
Female 89
Total 167

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B31 5GA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 32% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 14
5-7 9
8-9 7
10-14 20
15 3
16-17 9
18-19 5
20-24 16
25-29 10
30-44 33
45-59 32
60-64 3
65-74 2
75-84 1
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 167

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B31 5GA is high - 6% 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 56
Married 32
Divorced 12
Separated 10
Widowed 4
Same Sex 0
Total 114

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 82
Good 53
Fair 23
Bad 7
Very Bad 2
Total 167

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) 17
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 13
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 5
Total 114

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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 133
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Chinese 1
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 167

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 148
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 3
Other 11
Total 167

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 5GA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 108
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 51

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 104
No Religion 53
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 167

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 35
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 18
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 4
Total 110

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 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 62

Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA 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. In December 2019, 64 crimes were reported within half a mile of B31 5GA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 64 crimes committed near Herbert Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Longbridge
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Below are the details of the closest services to B31 5GA. 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 5GA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. The nearest railway station is Longbridge, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Longbridge 1.1 miles
Northfield 1.4 miles
Kings Norton 2.8 miles
Barnt Green 3.2 miles
Bournville 3.4 miles
Selly Oak 3.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 4 miles
Alvechurch 4.4 miles
Old Hill 5 miles
Rowley Regis 5 miles
Five Ways 5.7 miles
Cradley Heath 5.8 miles
Wythall 5.9 miles
Langley Green 6 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 6.1 miles
Yardley Wood 6.2 miles
Bromsgrove 6.2 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 6.3 miles
Whitlocks End 6.3 miles
Hagley 6.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. The nearest is Forestdale Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Forestdale Primary School 380 yards
Merritts Brook Primary E-ACT Academy 800 yards
Colmers Farm Primary School 0.7 miles
Holly Hill Methodist CofE Infant School 0.8 miles
The Meadows Primary School 0.8 miles
St Columba's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
The Orchards Primary Academy 1 mile
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Rednal Hill Infant School 1.1 miles
Rednal Hill Junior School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. The nearest is Colmers School and Sixth Form College, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Colmers School and Sixth Form College 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy 0.8 miles  
Turves Green Boys' School 1.4 miles
Turves Green Girls' School 1.4 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 1.7 miles
Waseley Hills High School 1.7 miles
Shenley Academy 1.8 miles
Bartley Green School 2.1 miles
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2.2 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. 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
Frankley Health Centre 0.8 miles
St Heliers Medical Practice 1.1 miles
Leach Heath Medical Centre 1.2 miles
Ley Hill Surgery 1.2 miles
New Road Surgery 1.4 miles
Cornhill Surgery 1.4 miles
Woodland Road Surgery 1.6 miles
West Heath Surgery 1.6 miles
Cofton Medical Centre 1.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. 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 Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. The nearest is Hillis Lodge, approximately 570 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Herbert Road, Birmingham, B31 5GA. The nearest is Specs Direct, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs Direct 1.2 miles
Spex4U Limited 1.2 miles
Boots-Northfield 1.2 miles
Eyewise 1.2 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 1.2 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.2 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 miles
Troth Opticians 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.7 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 5GA

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 25 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 78.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 12Mbps
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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