Area Information for Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW

Birmingham Road in Hopwood, Alvechurch is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Barnt Green & Hopwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bromsgrove. This page combines information for the address Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B48 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Bromsgrove
Ward Barnt Green & Hopwood
Constituency Bromsgrove
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 Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW 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 Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 81
Semi-Detached 22
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 128
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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 48
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 5
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 29
Two People 39
Three People 27
Four People 16
Five People 6
Six People 1
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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 81

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 Bromsgrove constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 196
Female 183
Total 379

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 17
5-7 10
8-9 7
10-14 22
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 5
20-24 30
25-29 22
30-44 46
45-59 82
60-64 26
65-74 42
75-84 22
85-89 18
90+ 17
Total 379

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B48 7AW 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 101
Married 139
Divorced 20
Separated 6
Widowed 54
Same Sex 0
Total 320

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 159
Good 117
Fair 54
Bad 43
Very Bad 6
Total 379

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) 80
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 126
Other 13
Total 320

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 89% 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 339
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 15
Pakistani 13
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 379

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 343
Wales 5
Scotland 10
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 2
Other 12
Total 379

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 B48 7AW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 298
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 75

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 237
No Religion 67
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 13
Sikh 12
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 44
Total 379

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 75
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 34
Other 6
Total 263

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 5
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 151

Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW is within the Alvechurch and Wythall policing neighbourhood, under the West Mercia Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Birmingham Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Alvechurch and Wythall
164 New Rd
B45 9JA

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Below are the details of the closest services to Hopwood. 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 B48 7AW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest railway station is Longbridge, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Longbridge 1.4 miles
Northfield 1.8 miles
Barnt Green 2.1 miles
Kings Norton 2.4 miles
Alvechurch 2.5 miles
Bournville 3.4 miles
Wythall 3.8 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 4.2 miles
Selly Oak 4.2 miles
Whitlocks End 4.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.9 miles
Shirley 5 miles
The Lakes (Warks) 5 miles
Yardley Wood 5.1 miles
Redditch 5.3 miles
Wood End 5.4 miles
Bromsgrove 5.6 miles
Hall Green 6 miles
Five Ways 6.4 miles
Spring Road 6.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest is Cofton Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cofton Primary School 0.7 miles
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Hawkesley Church Primary Academy 1.1 miles
West Heath Primary School 1.2 miles
Turves Green Primary School 1.3 miles
Fairway Primary Academy 1.6 miles
St Columba's Catholic Primary School 1.7 miles
The Meadows Primary School 1.8 miles
Wychall Primary School 1.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest is Turves Green Boys' School, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Turves Green Boys' School 1.3 miles
Turves Green Girls' School 1.4 miles
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 2 miles
The Edge Academy 2.1 miles
Colmers School and Sixth Form College 2.2 miles
King's Norton Boys' School 2.5 miles
Kings Norton Girls' School 2.8 miles
King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy 2.9 miles
Waseley Hills High School 3.2 miles
Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School 3.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest is Cofton Medical Centre, approximately 0.8 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 Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest is Midlands Smile Centre West Heath, approximately 1 mile 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 Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest is Cygnet Wast Hills, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cygnet Wast Hills 0.6 miles
West Heath Hospital 1.1 miles
Hillis Lodge 2.1 miles
Reaside Clinic 2.5 miles
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 2.7 miles
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 2.7 miles
West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre 3.8 miles
Dolan Park Hospital 3.9 miles
Oleaster 4.6 miles
Barberry 4.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham Road, Hopwood, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AW. The nearest is Pabari Opticians Ltd, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.1 miles
J & D Mason Opticians 2.1 miles
Barnt Green Opticians 2.1 miles
J & D Mason Opticians 2.1 miles
Specs Direct 2.3 miles
Boots-Northfield 2.3 miles
Eyewise 2.3 miles
Virdi & Pepall Ltd 2.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.4 miles
Scrivens Ltd 2.4 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.