Area Information for Birmingham, B37 6AX

This postcode 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 Birmingham, B37 6AX, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2000. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Birmingham, B37 6AX:

Kingshurst Way, Birmingham, B37 6DQ
Kingshurst Way, Birmingham, B37 6DG
Campville Grove, Birmingham, B37 6ER
Hemlingford Road, Birmingham, B37 6DJ
Withy Grove, Birmingham, B37 6DN
Over Green Drive, Birmingham, B37 6ES

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 Birmingham, B37 6AX 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 7
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 42
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 115
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 16
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 46
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 8
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rent Free 1
Total 113

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 32
Two People 31
Three People 24
Four People 15
Five People 8
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 113

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 51
Total 97

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 50% male.

Male 141
Female 143
Total 284

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 19
5-7 15
8-9 5
10-14 23
15 4
16-17 12
18-19 5
20-24 19
25-29 20
30-44 61
45-59 65
60-64 11
65-74 15
75-84 5
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 284

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B37 6AX 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 90
Married 74
Divorced 29
Separated 16
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 218

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 130
Good 93
Fair 43
Bad 11
Very Bad 7
Total 284

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 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 45
No GCSEs or Equivalent 78
Other 2
Total 218

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 267
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 1
Pakistani 6
Black Caribbean 3
Total 284

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 262
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 3
Other 8
Total 284

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 6AX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 190
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 85

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 182
No Religion 79
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 13
Total 284

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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 5
Total 208

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 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 13
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 118

Birmingham, B37 6AX 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 March 2020, 81 crimes were reported within half a mile of B37 6AX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 81 crimes committed near B37 6AX
Neighbourhood Team Address Smith's Wood
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Below are the details of the closest services to B37 6AX. 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 6AX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest railway station is Lea Hall, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Lea Hall 1.6 miles
Water Orton 1.8 miles
Marston Green 1.9 miles
Stechford 2.4 miles
Coleshill Parkway 2.5 miles
Birmingham International 3.2 miles
Acocks Green 4.1 miles
Erdington 4.3 miles
Adderley Park 4.3 miles
Chester Road 4.3 miles
Gravelly Hill 4.3 miles
Olton 4.4 miles
Tyseley 4.5 miles
Wylde Green 4.8 miles
Small Heath 4.9 miles
Duddeston 4.9 miles
Spring Road 4.9 miles
Aston 5 miles
Hampton-in-Arden 5.1 miles
Bordesley 5.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest is Yorkswood Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Yorkswood Primary School 320 yards
Kingshurst Primary School 530 yards
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School 630 yards
Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School 740 yards
Hillstone Primary School 800 yards
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Smith's Wood Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Timberley Academy 0.7 miles
Castle Bromwich Junior School 0.7 miles
Fordbridge Community Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest is Smith's Wood Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Smith's Wood Academy 0.5 miles
Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst 0.6 miles
John Henry Newman Catholic College 0.7 miles
Tile Cross Academy 1 mile
WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) 1 mile
Park Hall Academy 1.3 miles
Grace Academy Solihull 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy 2.1 miles
Greenwood Academy 2.1 miles
The Coleshill School 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest is Chester Road Surgery, approximately 490 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chester Road Surgery 490 yards
The Castle Practice half a mile
Arran Medical Centre 0.7 miles
Green Lane Surgery 0.7 miles
Bosworth Medical Centre 0.9 miles
Nsc Bosworth Hub 0.9 miles
The Harlequin Surgery 0.9 miles
Schoolacre Road Surgery 1.3 miles
Church Road Surgery 1.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest is Mr L G Thota & Associates, approximately 360 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 Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest is Brooklands Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Brooklands Hospital 1.7 miles
Heartlands Hospital 3.3 miles
Ardenleigh 3.7 miles
Tamarind Centre 3.7 miles
Hertford House 4.4 miles
Eden Unit 4.5 miles
Forward House 4.5 miles
Endeavour Court 4.8 miles
Reservoir Court 4.8 miles
Spire Parkway Hospital 5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B37 6AX. The nearest is Ian Michael Hadfield, approximately 410 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.