Area Information for Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ

Rocky Lane in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Perry Barr ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B42 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 Perry Barr
Constituency Birmingham, Perry Barr
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 Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ:

Old Walsall Road, Birmingham, B42 1DW
Rocky Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 1NL
Rocky Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B42 1NH
Baltimore Road, Birmingham, B42 1DE
Old Walsall Road, Birmingham, B42 1NP
Old Walsall Road, Birmingham, B42 1DT

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B42 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ 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

The area containing Rocky Lane, 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 5
Semi-Detached 109
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 136
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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 48
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 131

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 43
Two People 30
Three People 25
Four People 22
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 131

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 93

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

Male 148
Female 175
Total 323

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 26
5-7 20
8-9 7
10-14 23
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 21
25-29 16
30-44 75
45-59 55
60-64 9
65-74 34
75-84 10
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 323

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B42 1NJ 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 76
Married 111
Divorced 25
Separated 2
Widowed 27
Same Sex 2
Total 243

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 130
Fair 49
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 323

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) 55
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 53
Other 13
Total 243

Ethnic Group Embed This

Rocky Lane, Birmingham can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 48% so.

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 154
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 41
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 3
Other Asian 5
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 55
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 15
Total 323

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 247
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 10
Other 61
Total 323

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 B42 1NJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 251
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 49

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 171
No Religion 42
Buddhist 2
Hindu 12
Jewish 0
Muslim 35
Sikh 35
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 24
Total 323

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 86
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 34
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 4
Total 224

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 10
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 139

Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ is within the Perry Barr policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2020, 68 crimes were reported within half a mile of B42 1NJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 68 crimes committed near Rocky Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Perry Barr
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Below are the details of the closest services to B42 1NJ. 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 B42 1NJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest railway station is Hamstead (Birmingham), approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead (Birmingham) < 50 yards
Perry Barr 1.5 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.3 miles
The Hawthorns 2.3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 2.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3 miles
Aston 3 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.4 miles
Bescot Stadium 3.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.5 miles
Erdington 3.8 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.8 miles
Duddeston 3.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.9 miles
Chester Road 4.1 miles
Langley Green 4.1 miles
Five Ways 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest is St Mark's Catholic Primary School, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mark's Catholic Primary School 420 yards
Dorrington Academy 470 yards
Ferndale Primary School 0.6 miles
Grestone Academy 0.7 miles
Hamstead Junior School 0.7 miles
Hamstead Infant School 0.8 miles
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.8 miles
Calshot Primary School 0.9 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Beeches Infant School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest is Hamstead Hall Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamstead Hall Academy 0.6 miles
Arena Academy 1.1 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.2 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.4 miles
Fortis Academy 1.5 miles  
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.6 miles
Q3 Academy Great Barr 1.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.8 miles
Broadway Academy 1.9 miles
Holyhead School 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest is Tanhouse Nhs Clinic, approximately 0.6 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tanhouse Nhs Clinic 0.6 miles
Tower Hill Partnership 0.7 miles
Holly Road Medical Centre 0.8 miles
The Slieve Surgery 0.8 miles
Dr P Pal And Jemahl 1.1 miles
Park House Surgery 1.1 miles
Perry Park Surgery 1.1 miles
Sundial Surgery 1.1 miles
Handsworth Wood Med.Ctr. 1.2 miles
Great Barr Medical Centre 1.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest is The Great Barr Dental Practice, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest is Hallam Street Hospital, approximately 2.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rocky Lane, Birmingham, B42 1NJ. The nearest is Hamstead Eyecare, approximately 160 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead Eyecare 160 yards
Scrivens Ltd 160 yards
Eye Express 1 mile
Colin Lee (Opticians) Ltd 1 mile
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 1.3 miles
Eye Express 1.4 miles
Eyes & Vision 1.5 miles
Ados Sightcare Ltd 1.8 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.