Area Information for New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD

New Wood Drive in Northfield 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 New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD, 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 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 New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD:

Hollymoor Way, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HE
Pepper Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HX
Sheldon Drive, Birmingham, B31 5EJ
Great Farley Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HG
Out Wood Drive, Birmingham, B31 5BP
Bedlam Wood Road, Birmingham, B31 5DU

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 New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD 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 6
Semi-Detached 90
Terraced 68
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 182
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 79
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 34
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 19
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 177

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 53
Two People 58
Three People 30
Four People 28
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 177

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 55
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 146

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 48% male.

Male 219
Female 238
Total 457

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 25
8-9 9
10-14 31
15 7
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 22
25-29 43
30-44 126
45-59 83
60-64 17
65-74 20
75-84 21
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 457

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B31 5HD 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 158
Married 125
Divorced 38
Separated 11
Widowed 18
Same Sex 2
Total 352

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 210
Good 147
Fair 66
Bad 27
Very Bad 7
Total 457

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 84
Apprenticeship 8
2+ A Levels 47
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 52
1-4 GCSEs 48
No GCSEs 103
Other 10
Total 352

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 375
Mixed Ethnicity 39
Indian 2
Pakistani 4
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Total 457

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 421
Wales 6
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 4
Other 15
Total 457

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 5HD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 331
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 116

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 269
No Religion 139
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 6
Sikh 2
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 41
Total 457

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 135
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 16
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 39
Other 15
Total 323

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 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 35
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 198

New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD 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 May 2019, 65 crimes were reported within half a mile of B31 5HD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 65 crimes committed near New Wood Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address Longbridge
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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 5HD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. The nearest railway station is Longbridge, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Longbridge 0.7 miles
Northfield 1.2 miles
Kings Norton 2.7 miles
Barnt Green 2.9 miles
Bournville 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.6 miles
University 4.1 miles
Alvechurch 4.1 miles
Rowley Regis 5.4 miles
Old Hill 5.4 miles
Wythall 5.6 miles
Five Ways 5.8 miles
Yardley Wood 6 miles
Whitlocks End 6 miles
Bromsgrove 6.1 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 6.1 miles
Cradley Heath 6.2 miles
Shirley 6.2 miles
Langley Green 6.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 6.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. The nearest is The Meadows Primary School, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Meadows Primary School 0.5 miles
Colmers Farm Primary School 0.6 miles
Forestdale Primary School 0.6 miles
Merritts Brook Primary E-ACT Academy 0.6 miles
St Columba's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
St Brigid's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Rednal Hill Infant School 0.9 miles
Rednal Hill Junior School 0.9 miles
Holly Hill Methodist CofE Infant School 1 mile
Turves Green Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. 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
Turves Green Boys' School 1 mile
Balaam Wood School 1 mile
Turves Green Girls' School 1.1 miles
Waseley Hills High School 1.8 miles
Shenley Academy 2 miles
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 2 miles
Bartley Green School 2.4 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 New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. The nearest is Hollymoor Medical Centre, approximately 430 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 New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. The nearest is Hollymoor Tower Dental Surgery, approximately 430 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 New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. The nearest is Hillis Lodge, approximately 80 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to New Wood Drive, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5HD. 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
Spex4U Limited 1.2 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 miles
Williams Optometrists 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Troth Opticians 1.4 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.4 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 5HD

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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 4 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 21.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 74.7Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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