Area Information for Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN

Valley Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Newton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Bromwich East. This page combines information for the address Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B43 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 B43 5DN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Newton
Constituency West Bromwich East
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 Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN:

Highfield Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 5AH
Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DL
Tregea Rise, Birmingham, B43 5AT
Broome Avenue, Birmingham, B43 5AL
Valerie Grove, Birmingham, B43 5DH
Highfield Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 5AJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B43 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN 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 11 property sales in Valley 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 Valley 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 5
Semi-Detached 121
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 150
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Valley Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 35
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 146

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 35
Two People 36
Three People 30
Four People 35
Five People 9
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 146

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 31
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 117

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 West Bromwich East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 184
Female 205
Total 389

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 23
5-7 22
8-9 20
10-14 37
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 10
20-24 19
25-29 20
30-44 82
45-59 88
60-64 17
65-74 12
75-84 17
85-89 6
90+ 1
Total 389

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B43 5DN 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 98
Married 119
Divorced 28
Separated 12
Widowed 26
Same Sex 0
Total 283

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 165
Good 158
Fair 50
Bad 11
Very Bad 5
Total 389

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) 49
Apprenticeship 17
2+ A Levels 45
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs 35
No GCSEs 84
Other 9
Total 283

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 74% 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 287
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 33
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 6
Other Asian 2
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 1
Total 389

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 352
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 7
Other 28
Total 389

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 B43 5DN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 313
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 3
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 58

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 229
No Religion 98
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 27
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 19
Total 389

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 4
Total 259

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 25
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 20
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 189

Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN is within the West Bromwich Town policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2019, 48 crimes were reported within half a mile of B43 5DN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 48 crimes committed near Valley Road
Neighbourhood Team Address West Bromwich Town
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Below are the details of the closest services to B43 5DN. 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 B43 5DN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest railway station is Hamstead (Birmingham), approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.1 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 1.4 miles
Bescot Stadium 2.3 miles
The Hawthorns 2.4 miles
Perry Barr 2.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge High Level 2.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.2 miles
Walsall 3.4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.4 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.8 miles
Langley Green 3.8 miles
Aston 4.2 miles
Dudley Port 4.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.5 miles
Gravelly Hill 4.5 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.8 miles
Tipton 4.8 miles
Erdington 4.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest is Hamstead Infant School, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamstead Infant School 670 yards
Hamstead Junior School 730 yards
Grove Vale Primary School 0.6 miles
Ferndale Primary School 0.7 miles
Holy Name Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Mark's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
Pennyhill Primary School 1.2 miles
Grestone Academy 1.3 miles
Whitecrest Primary School 1.4 miles
Dorrington Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest is Hamstead Hall Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Hamstead Hall Academy 0.8 miles
Q3 Academy 1 mile
St John Wall Catholic School 1.6 miles
The Phoenix Collegiate 1.8 miles
Arena Academy 1.9 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 2 miles
Great Barr Academy 2.1 miles
Joseph Leckie Academy 2.2 miles
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy 2.2 miles
Sandwell Academy 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest is Park House Surgery, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest is S M Bentley Dental Practice, approximately 210 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 Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest is Hallam Street Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hallam Street Hospital 1.6 miles
Heath Lane Hospital 1.7 miles
Sandwell District General Hospital 1.7 miles
Edward Street Hospital 2.4 miles
Ashcroft 3.3 miles
Mary Seacole House 3.3 miles
Manor Hospital 3.6 miles
City Hospital 3.6 miles
Dorothy Pattison Hospital 3.7 miles
Endeavour Court 4.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Valley Road, Birmingham, B43 5DN. The nearest is Colin Lee (Opticians) Ltd, approximately 0.9 miles 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.

  NHS Choices

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Broadband in B43 5DN

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 12 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 28.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 74.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.7Mbps
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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