Area Information for Birmingham, B44 8BZ

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Kingstanding ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Perry Barr. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B44 8BZ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B44 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1981. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Kingstanding
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 Birmingham, B44 8BZ 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 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 4
Semi-Detached 77
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 116
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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 37
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 113

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 26
Two People 41
Three People 23
Four People 15
Five People 5
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 113

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 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 85

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 44% male.

Male 158
Female 203
Total 361

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 20
5-7 12
8-9 6
10-14 18
15 6
16-17 9
18-19 10
20-24 16
25-29 19
30-44 56
45-59 63
60-64 13
65-74 26
75-84 40
85-89 20
90+ 27
Total 361

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B44 8BZ 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 97
Married 114
Divorced 27
Separated 6
Widowed 53
Same Sex 2
Total 299

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.

However, this area of the Kingstanding ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (64%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 135
Good 96
Fair 66
Bad 46
Very Bad 18
Total 361

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) 56
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 118
Other 17
Total 299

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 65% 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 234
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 18
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 2
Other Asian 8
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 41
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Total 361

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 285
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 7
Other 53
Total 361

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 B44 8BZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 211
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 115

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 242
No Religion 43
Buddhist 2
Hindu 11
Jewish 0
Muslim 33
Sikh 9
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 20
Total 361

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Kingstanding 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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 6
Total 212

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 132

Birmingham, B44 8BZ is within the Oscott policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 45 crimes were reported within half a mile of B44 8BZ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 45 crimes committed near B44 8BZ
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Below are the details of the closest services to B44 8BZ. 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 B44 8BZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 1 mile
Witton (West Midlands) 1.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 1.5 miles
Aston 2 miles
Gravelly Hill 2 miles
Erdington 2.3 miles
Chester Road 2.6 miles
Wylde Green 2.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.9 miles
Duddeston 3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.2 miles
The Hawthorns 3.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.5 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.6 miles
Adderley Park 3.6 miles
Sutton Coldfield 3.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 4 miles
Bordesley 4 miles
Five Ways 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest is Greenholm Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Greenholm Primary School half a mile
Hawthorn Primary School 0.8 miles
Glenmead Primary School 0.9 miles
Beeches Infant School 1 mile
Beeches Junior School 1 mile
Marsh Hill Primary School 1.1 miles
Warren Farm Primary School 1.1 miles
Brookvale Primary School 1.1 miles
Great Barr Primary School 1.1 miles
Kingsthorne Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest is North Birmingham Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
North Birmingham Academy 0.7 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 0.7 miles
Arena Academy 1 mile
Broadway Academy 1.1 miles
Great Barr Academy 1.2 miles
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School 1.4 miles
Stockland Green School 1.4 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1.8 miles  
King Edward VI Aston School 1.8 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest is Perry Park Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest is Perry Park Dental, approximately 0.5 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 Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest is Endeavour Court, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Endeavour Court 1.6 miles
Reservoir Court 1.6 miles
Eden Unit 1.8 miles
Forward House 1.8 miles
Ardenleigh 2.6 miles
Ashcroft 2.9 miles
Mary Seacole House 2.9 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 3 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 3.1 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 3.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B44 8BZ. The nearest is Ados Sightcare Ltd, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ados Sightcare Ltd 0.7 miles
Salisbury Jones Ltd 0.9 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.9 miles
Eye Express 0.9 miles
R J Owen Opticians 0.9 miles
Eyes & Vision 1.1 miles
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 1.2 miles
Shah-Jallal Opticians 1.3 miles
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 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.

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