Area Information for The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA

The Square in Alvechurch is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Alvechurch South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Bromsgrove. This page combines information for the address The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for B48 7LA.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Bromsgrove
Ward Alvechurch South
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 The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA 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 7 property sales in The Square 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 44
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 62
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 172
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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 47
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 160

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 48
Two People 54
Three People 23
Four People 27
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 160

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 52
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 41
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 15
Total 131

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 198
Female 210
Total 408

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 33
5-7 13
8-9 4
10-14 20
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 14
20-24 16
25-29 17
30-44 102
45-59 85
60-64 20
65-74 23
75-84 26
85-89 13
90+ 9
Total 408

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B48 7LA 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 95
Married 155
Divorced 32
Separated 12
Widowed 39
Same Sex 2
Total 335

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.

Health
Very Good 232
Good 105
Fair 58
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 408

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) 159
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 8
Total 335

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% 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 394
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Pakistani 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 1
Other 3
Total 408

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 376
Wales 5
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 1
Other 12
Total 408

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 7LA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 350
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 46

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.

Religion
Christian 278
No Religion 100
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 22
Total 408

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 133
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 1
Total 287

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 1
Manufacturing 28
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 224

The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA 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. In July 2019, 25 crimes were reported within half a mile of B48 7LA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 25 crimes committed near The Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Alvechurch and Wythall
164 New Rd
Rubery
Worcestershire
B45 9JA
Website: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/2582/Alvechurch-and-Wythall-Team-Information

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Alvechurch. 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 7LA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest railway station is Alvechurch, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alvechurch 0.5 miles
Barnt Green 1.5 miles
Redditch 3.2 miles
Longbridge 3.2 miles
Northfield 3.9 miles
Bromsgrove 4.3 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 4.3 miles
Wythall 4.4 miles
Kings Norton 4.5 miles
The Lakes 4.9 miles
Wood End 4.9 miles
Whitlocks End 5.3 miles
Bournville 5.4 miles
Shirley 6 miles
Danzey 6.1 miles
Selly Oak 6.3 miles
Yardley Wood 6.5 miles
University 6.9 miles
Hall Green 7.6 miles
Spring Road 8.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest is Crown Meadow First School & Nursery, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crown Meadow First School & Nursery 460 yards
    
St Andrew's CofE First School 1.5 miles
    
Blackwell First School 2.4 miles
    
Cofton Primary School 2.7 miles
    
Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery 2.8 miles
    
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School 2.9 miles
    
St Stephen's CofE First School 2.9 miles
    
Albert Bradbeer Primary Academy 3 miles
    
Hawkesley Church Primary Academy 3 miles
    
Tardebigge CofE First School 3 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest is Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre 3.1 miles
    
Turves Green Boys' School 3.3 miles
    
Turves Green Girls' School 3.4 miles
    
Colmers School and Sixth Form College 3.6 miles
    
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School 4 miles
    
Waseley Hills High School 4.1 miles
    
North Bromsgrove High School 4.1 miles
    
Woodrush High School 4.2 miles
    
King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy 4.3 miles  
King's Norton Boys' School 4.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest is Dr Potter C M & Partners, approximately 110 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 The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest is Alvechurch Dental, approximately < 50 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 The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest is Cygnet Wast Hills, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA. The nearest is J D Mason Optometrist, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
J D Mason Optometrist < 50 yards
Barnt Green Opticians 1.5 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 3.2 miles
Boots-Redditch 3.2 miles
Peter Bainbridge Opticians 3.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 3.3 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 3.3 miles
Asda Opticians 3.7 miles
Spex4U Limited 3.8 miles
Williams Optometrists 3.8 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 B48 7LA

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 31 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 39.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.1Mbps
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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