Area Information for Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY

Wellhead 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 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY, 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 2SY.

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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY 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 106 property sales in Wellhead Lane 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 3
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 22
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 51
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wellhead Lane, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 65% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 9
Owned with Mortgage 0
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 40

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 10
Two People 12
Three People 8
Four People 7
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 40

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 0
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 38

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Perry Barr ward however contains significantly more women than average (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 279
Female 433
Total 712

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Perry Barr ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 1
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 329
20-24 302
25-29 39
30-44 23
45-59 7
60-64 2
65-74 1
75-84 0
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 712

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B42 2SY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 96% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 683
Married 15
Divorced 4
Separated 1
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 704

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 425
Good 251
Fair 30
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 712

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) 135
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 411
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 61
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 10
No GCSEs or Equivalent 11
Other 74
Total 704

Ethnic Group Embed This

Wellhead 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 57% 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 403
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 56
Pakistani 26
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 100
Other Asian 21
Black African 44
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 9
Total 712

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Wellhead Lane, Birmingham), 61% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 432
Wales 14
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 7
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 46
Other 194
Total 712

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 2SY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 471
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 35
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 124
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 39

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 260
No Religion 280
Buddhist 15
Hindu 22
Jewish 7
Muslim 53
Sikh 30
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 44
Total 712

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Perry Barr ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 95% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 11
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 0
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 667
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 4
Total 703

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 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 66
Accommodation and Food 49
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 2
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 166

Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY 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 February 2021, 153 crimes were reported within half a mile of B42 2SY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 153 crimes committed near Wellhead Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to B42 2SY. 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 2SY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 510 yards
Witton (West Midlands) 0.6 miles
Aston 1.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.1 miles
Duddeston 2.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.4 miles
Erdington 2.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.7 miles
Chester Road 2.9 miles
Adderley Park 2.9 miles
The Hawthorns 3 miles
Bordesley 3.3 miles
Five Ways 3.3 miles
Wylde Green 3.3 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.5 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.7 miles
Small Heath 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest is Canterbury Cross Primary School, approximately 750 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Canterbury Cross Primary School 750 yards
Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy (Handsworth) 0.6 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic School 0.6 miles
Birchfield Primary School 0.6 miles
Yew Tree Community Junior and Infant School (NC) 0.7 miles
Westminster Primary School 0.8 miles
Deykin Avenue Junior and Infant School 0.9 miles
St Clare's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy 1 mile
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest is Eden Boys' School, Birmingham, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 140 yards
Broadway Academy 600 yards
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1 mile  
Birmingham Independent College 1 mile  
King Edward VI Aston School 1.1 miles
The Wisdom Academy 1.2 miles  
Holte School 1.2 miles
North Birmingham Academy 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.4 miles
Stockland Green School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest is Shanklin House Surgery, approximately 570 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 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest is Perry Park Dental, 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 Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest is Endeavour Court, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Endeavour Court 1.7 miles
Reservoir Court 1.7 miles
Eden Unit 1.7 miles
Forward House 1.7 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.2 miles
Ashcroft 2.3 miles
Mary Seacole House 2.3 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.3 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.3 miles
City Hospital 2.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Wellhead Lane, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The nearest is Eye Express, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eye Express 550 yards
Eyes & Vision 640 yards
Shah-Jallal Opticians 0.6 miles
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 0.6 miles
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 0.6 miles
Roots Opticians 0.7 miles
NVision Eyecare 0.8 miles
Cox Opticians 1.1 miles
Gallery Opticians 1.1 miles
Specs Direct 1.2 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.


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Broadband in B42 2SY

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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 89.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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