Area Information for Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR

Dorrington Road 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 Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for B42 1QR.

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 Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR:

Whitburn Avenue, Birmingham, B42 1QH
Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QT
Dorrington Green, Birmingham, B42 1QA
Rocky Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1QU
Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QS
Rocky Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1QY

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 Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR 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 57 property sales in Dorrington 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 Dorrington 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 22
Semi-Detached 84
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 123
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repayed through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 54% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 65
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 120

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 28
Two People 36
Three People 23
Four People 18
Five People 7
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 120

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 95

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 49% male.

Male 163
Female 167
Total 330

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 25
5-7 18
8-9 10
10-14 24
15 3
16-17 12
18-19 5
20-24 18
25-29 19
30-44 77
45-59 60
60-64 15
65-74 24
75-84 17
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 330

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B42 1QR 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 80
Married 122
Divorced 22
Separated 9
Widowed 15
Same Sex 2
Total 250

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 148
Good 131
Fair 35
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 330

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) 53
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs 37
No GCSEs 57
Other 15
Total 250

Ethnic Group Embed This

Dorrington Road, 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 52% 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 173
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 53
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 15
Other Asian 2
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 32
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 7
Total 330

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 267
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 9
Other 44
Total 330

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 1QR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 281
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 28

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 167
No Religion 34
Buddhist 0
Hindu 19
Jewish 0
Muslim 50
Sikh 26
Other Religion 8
Not Stated 26
Total 330

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 94
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 12
Total 230

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 18
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 25
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 148

Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR 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.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Dorrington Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B42 1QR. 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 1QR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest railway station is Hamstead (Birmingham), approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead (Birmingham) 580 yards
Perry Barr 1.2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2 miles
The Hawthorns 2.4 miles
Aston 2.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 2.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.1 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.1 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3.1 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.3 miles
Erdington 3.5 miles
Duddeston 3.5 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.7 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.7 miles
Bescot Stadium 3.7 miles
Chester Road 3.8 miles
Wylde Green 4 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest is Dorrington Academy, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Dorrington Academy 110 yards
St Mark's Catholic Primary School 810 yards
Cherry Orchard Primary School 0.6 miles
Grestone Academy 0.8 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Ferndale Primary School 0.9 miles
Calshot Primary School 0.9 miles
Beeches Infant School 1 mile
Beeches Junior School 1 mile
Hamstead Junior School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest is Hamstead Hall Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamstead Hall Academy 0.9 miles
Arena Academy 1 mile
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.1 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.3 miles
Great Barr Academy 1.4 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.5 miles
Broadway Academy 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.8 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.8 miles
North Birmingham Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest is Tower Hill Partnership, approximately 780 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Tower Hill Partnership 780 yards
The Slieve Surgery 0.7 miles
Perry Park Surgery 0.8 miles
Tanhouse Nhs Clinic 0.9 miles
Handsworth Wood Med.Ctr. 1.2 miles
Dr P Pal And Jemahl 1.3 miles
Sundial Surgery 1.3 miles
Park House Surgery 1.4 miles
Great Barr Medical Centre 1.4 miles
Crompton Road Surgery 1.4 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest is TANGRI P MR, approximately 0.6 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 Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ashcroft 2.5 miles
Mary Seacole House 2.5 miles
Hallam Street Hospital 2.7 miles
Endeavour Court 2.7 miles
Reservoir Court 2.7 miles
Sandwell District General Hospital 2.8 miles
City Hospital 2.8 miles
Eden Unit 2.9 miles
Forward House 2.9 miles
Heath Lane Hospital 3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Dorrington Road, Birmingham, B42 1QR. The nearest is Hamstead Eyecare, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead Eyecare 710 yards
Scrivens Ltd 710 yards
Eye Express 1.1 miles
Eye Express 1.2 miles
Colin Lee (Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
Eyes & Vision 1.3 miles
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 1.3 miles
Ados Sightcare Ltd 1.5 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in B42 1QR

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 28 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 69.9Mbps
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 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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