Area Information for Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL

Smiths Way in Alcester is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Alcester Town ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Stratford-on-Avon. This page combines information for the address Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B49 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 B49 6BL.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Stratford-on-Avon
Ward Alcester Town
Constituency Stratford-on-Avon
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 Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL:

Hertford Road, Alcester, B49 6AX
Lea Close, Alcester, B49 6AP
Avon Crescent, Alcester, B49 6BJ
Kingley Avenue, Alcester, B49 6BH
St. Faiths Road, Alcester, B49 6AQ
Hertford Road, Alcester, B49 6AZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B49 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL 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 109 property sales in Smiths Way 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 Smiths Way, Alcester consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 6
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 70
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 130
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Smiths Way, Alcester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 39
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 124

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 53
Two People 43
Three People 19
Four People 5
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 124

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 43
Total 94

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 Stratford-on-Avon constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Gender
Male 123
Female 115
Total 238

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 7
5-7 2
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 3
20-24 20
25-29 15
30-44 42
45-59 57
60-64 19
65-74 25
75-84 16
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 238

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B49 6BL 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 71
Married 75
Divorced 35
Separated 10
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 205

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 98
Good 76
Fair 41
Bad 20
Very Bad 3
Total 238

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) 26
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 69
Other 10
Total 205

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 95% 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 226
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Other Asian 5
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 238

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 216
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 7
Other 9
Total 238

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 B49 6BL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 158
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 63

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 165
No Religion 55
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 16
Total 238

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 1
Total 188

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 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 128

Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL is within the Alcester South policing neighbourhood, under the Warwickshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 23 crimes were reported within half a mile of B49 6BL.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 23 crimes committed near Smiths Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Alcester South
Warwickshire Direct
Alcester Library & One Stop Shop
Priory Road
Alcester
B49 5DZ
Website: https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2715/Alcester-South-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 B49 6BL. 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 B49 6BL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest railway station is Wootton Wawen, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Wootton Wawen 4.7 miles
Wilmcote 4.7 miles
Bearley 5.2 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway 5.8 miles
Henley-in-Arden 6 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon 6.7 miles
Redditch 6.8 miles
Danzey 7.4 miles
Claverdon 8.2 miles
Honeybourne 8.4 miles
Wood End 8.6 miles
Evesham 9.1 miles
The Lakes (Warks) 9.6 miles
Alvechurch 9.6 miles
Hatton 9.7 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 11 miles
Lapworth 11 miles
Bromsgrove 11 miles
Pershore 11 miles
Wythall 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest is St Nicholas CofE Primary, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Nicholas CofE Primary 210 yards
    
Our Lady's Catholic Primary School 220 yards
    
Great Alne Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Coughton CofE Primary School 1.5 miles
    
Tudor Grange Primary Academy, Haselor 1.8 miles
    
Temple Grafton CofE Primary School 2.8 miles
    
Dunnington CofE Primary School 3.1 miles
    
Studley St Mary's CofE Academy 3.5 miles
    
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Studley 3.7 miles
    
Bidford-on-Avon CofE Primary School 3.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest is St Benedict's Catholic High School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Benedict's Catholic High School 440 yards
    
Alcester Grammar School 680 yards
    
Alcester Academy 750 yards
    
Studley High School 3.6 miles
    
Ridgeway Secondary School 3.8 miles
    
Tudor Grange Academy Redditch 4.6 miles
    
St Augustine's Catholic High School 5 miles
    
Arrow Vale RSA Academy 5.4 miles
    
Henley In Arden School 5.9 miles
    
Stratford Girls' Grammar School 6.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest is Alcester Health Centre, approximately 490 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alcester Health Centre 490 yards
The Arrow Surgery 510 yards
Pool Medical Centre 3.7 miles
Bidford Health Centre 3.7 miles
The Ridgeway Surgery 4.1 miles
Grey Gable Surgery 4.8 miles
Crabbs Cross Medical Centre 5.3 miles
Crabbs Cross Surgery 5.3 miles
Feckenham Surgery 5.5 miles
Winyates Health Centre 5.8 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest is The Old Tile House, approximately 790 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 2 closest hospitals to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest is Alexandra Hospital, approximately 4.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Alexandra Hospital 4.5 miles
Stratford Hospital 6.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smiths Way, Alcester, B49 6BL. The nearest is Michael Beaver Optician, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Michael Beaver Optician 810 yards
Alcester Opticians half a mile
Specsavers - Alcester half a mile
Lees & Thomas Optometrist 3.7 miles
Winyates Opticians 5.8 miles
Home Eyecare 5.8 miles
A Tissington 6.2 miles
Asda Opticians 6.2 miles
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 6.6 miles
Specsavers Opticians 6.7 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 B49 6BL

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 28 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 18.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 35Mbps
Average Upload Speed 2.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 5.6Mbps
Superfast Broadband 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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