Area Information for Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW

Longstone 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 Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW, 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 2DW.

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 Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW:

Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DP
Holmesfield Road, Birmingham, B42 2DJ
Thornbridge Avenue, Birmingham, B42 2PW
Tideswell Road, Birmingham, B42 2DR
Tideswell Road, Birmingham, B42 2DS
Bampfylde Place, Chervil Close, Birmingham, B42 2SL

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 Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW 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 51 property sales in Longstone 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 Longstone 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 2
Semi-Detached 80
Terraced 53
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 138
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Longstone Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 40
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 135

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 36
Two People 41
Three People 28
Four People 22
Five People 7
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 17
Total 109

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 50% male.

Male 164
Female 167
Total 331

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 31
5-7 15
8-9 5
10-14 24
15 8
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 14
25-29 23
30-44 93
45-59 46
60-64 19
65-74 21
75-84 14
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 331

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B42 2DW 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 99
Married 112
Divorced 24
Separated 5
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 248

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 154
Good 125
Fair 37
Bad 14
Very Bad 1
Total 331

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 7
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs 46
No GCSEs 55
Other 10
Total 248

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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 12
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 9
Other Asian 6
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Total 331

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 304
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 2
Other 15
Total 331

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 2DW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 264
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 53

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 201
No Religion 74
Buddhist 1
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 28
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 331

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Perry Barr ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 42
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 6
Total 229

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 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 167

Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW 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 May 2019, 43 crimes were reported within half a mile of B42 2DW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 43 crimes committed near Longstone Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Perry Barr
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Below are the details of the closest services to B42 2DW. 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 2DW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest railway station is Hamstead (Birmingham), approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead (Birmingham) 0.9 miles
Perry Barr 1.4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.9 miles
Aston 2.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.8 miles
Erdington 3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.1 miles
The Hawthorns 3.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.2 miles
Chester Road 3.2 miles
Wylde Green 3.3 miles
Duddeston 3.6 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.6 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 3.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.8 miles
Bescot Stadium 3.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4 miles
Birmingham New Street 4 miles
Sutton Coldfield 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest is Beeches Infant School, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Beeches Infant School 600 yards
Beeches Junior School 600 yards
Glenmead Primary School 0.5 miles
Calshot Primary School 0.6 miles
Great Barr Primary School 0.7 miles
Greenholm Primary School 0.7 miles
Dorrington Academy 0.7 miles
St Mark's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Maryvale Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Ferndale Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest is Arena Academy, approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Arena Academy 610 yards
Great Barr Academy 0.8 miles
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School 1.2 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.3 miles
North Birmingham Academy 1.3 miles
Hamstead Hall Academy 1.4 miles
Broadway Academy 1.7 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.7 miles
Barr Beacon School 1.9 miles
Q3 Academy Great Barr 1.9 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest is Tower Hill Partnership, approximately 690 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 Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest is Aldridge Road Dental Practice, 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 Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest is Endeavour Court, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Endeavour Court 2.3 miles
Reservoir Court 2.3 miles
Eden Unit 2.5 miles
Forward House 2.5 miles
Ashcroft 3.1 miles
Mary Seacole House 3.1 miles
Hallam Street Hospital 3.3 miles
Ardenleigh 3.4 miles
City Hospital 3.4 miles
Sandwell District General Hospital 3.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Longstone Road, Birmingham, B42 2DW. The nearest is I M HADFIELD BSc, FCOptom, OPTOMETRISTS, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ados Sightcare Ltd 0.9 miles
Hamstead Eyecare 0.9 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.9 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.1 miles
R J Owen Opticians 1.1 miles
Eye Express 1.2 miles
Colin Lee (Opticians) Ltd 1.2 miles
Salisbury Jones Ltd 1.3 miles
Eye Express 1.3 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 2DW

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 86Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast 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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