Area Information for Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX

Collins Way in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Meriden. This page combines information for the address Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B37 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 B37 5JX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Solihull
Ward Kingshurst and Fordbridge
Constituency Meriden
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 Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX:

Chapelhouse Road, Birmingham, B37 5JS
Leyburn Road, Birmingham, B37 5JY
Grassington Drive, Birmingham, B37 5JB
Leyburn Road, Birmingham, B37 5JZ
Buckden Close, Birmingham, B37 5JW
Settle Croft, Birmingham, B37 5JH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B37 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX 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 18 property sales in Collins Way 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

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 18
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 75
Flat (Purpose-Built) 90
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 220
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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 40
Owned with Mortgage 89
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 47
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 219

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 87
Two People 56
Three People 38
Four People 24
Five People 9
Six People 3
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 219

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 56
C2 - Skilled manual workers 48
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 179

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 Meriden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 225
Female 261
Total 486

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 50
5-7 17
8-9 12
10-14 30
15 6
16-17 10
18-19 8
20-24 40
25-29 57
30-44 117
45-59 71
60-64 12
65-74 30
75-84 21
85-89 1
90+ 4
Total 486

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B37 5JX 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 186
Married 114
Divorced 35
Separated 15
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 371

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 256
Good 144
Fair 56
Bad 20
Very Bad 10
Total 486

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) 68
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 62
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 76
No GCSEs or Equivalent 101
Other 21
Total 371

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 434
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 3
Chinese 8
Other Asian 2
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Total 486

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 446
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 1
Other 21
Total 486

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 B37 5JX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 372
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 104

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 285
No Religion 148
Buddhist 7
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 39
Total 486

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kingshurst and Fordbridge ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 178
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 8
Total 345

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 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 18
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 35
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 231

Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX is within the Smith's Wood policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2020, 76 crimes were reported within half a mile of B37 5JX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 76 crimes committed near Collins Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Smith's Wood
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Below are the details of the closest services to B37 5JX. 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 B37 5JX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest railway station is Marston Green, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Marston Green 0.5 miles
Lea Hall 1.3 miles
Birmingham International 2.1 miles
Stechford 2.4 miles
Water Orton 3.1 miles
Acocks Green 3.2 miles
Olton 3.2 miles
Coleshill Parkway 3.5 miles
Tyseley 3.8 miles
Hampton-in-Arden 4 miles
Spring Road 4.1 miles
Adderley Park 4.2 miles
Solihull 4.4 miles
Small Heath 4.4 miles
Hall Green 4.6 miles
Gravelly Hill 4.9 miles
Duddeston 4.9 miles
Erdington 5.1 miles
Bordesley 5.1 miles
Chester Road 5.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest is Fordbridge Community Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fordbridge Community Primary School half a mile
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
The Shirestone Academy 0.6 miles
Marston Green Junior School 0.6 miles
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Marston Green Infant Academy 0.7 miles
Coleshill Heath School 0.8 miles
Gossey Lane Academy 1 mile
Elms Farm Community Primary School 1 mile
Oasis Academy Blakenhale Infants 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest is Grace Academy Solihull, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Grace Academy Solihull 80 yards
John Henry Newman Catholic College 0.7 miles
WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) 0.8 miles
Tile Cross Academy 0.8 miles
Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy 1.1 miles
Cockshut Hill Technology College 1.5 miles
Smith's Wood Academy 1.7 miles
The Coleshill School 2.2 miles
Lyndon School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest is Church Road Surgery, approximately 350 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 Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice - Tilecross, approximately 450 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 Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest is Brooklands Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brooklands Hospital 0.6 miles
Heartlands Hospital 3.1 miles
Hertford House 3.3 miles
Tamarind Centre 3.5 miles
Spire Parkway Hospital 3.7 miles
Solihull Hospital 4.1 miles
Ardenleigh 4.4 miles
Zinnia Centre 5 miles
Eden Unit 5.2 miles
Forward House 5.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Collins Way, Birmingham, B37 5JX. The nearest is Maginnis Opticians (Optometrists) Ltd, approximately 860 yards away.

* 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 B37 5JX

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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 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 84.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.8Mbps
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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