Area Information for Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW

Navigation Street in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Ladywood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B5 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 B5 4AW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Ladywood
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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 Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW:

Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AJ
Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AB
Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AA
Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AF
Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AE
Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW 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 42 property sales in Navigation Street 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 Navigation Street, Birmingham consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 5
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 531
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 14
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 565
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Navigation Street, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 80% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 54
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 383
Rented: Other 10
Rent Free 6
Total 494

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 274
Two People 184
Three People 29
Four People 7
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 494

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 208
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 232
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 493

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around B5 4AW however is predominantly male (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 444
Female 313
Total 757

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Ladywood ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 11
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 14
20-24 259
25-29 228
30-44 201
45-59 34
60-64 2
65-74 0
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 757

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B5 4AW there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 78% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 593
Married 113
Divorced 16
Separated 11
Widowed 4
Same Sex 3
Total 740

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 97% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 480
Good 251
Fair 19
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
Total 757

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Navigation Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 67% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 498
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 75
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 19
Other 71
Total 740

Ethnic Group Embed This

Navigation Street, 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 41% 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 314
Mixed Ethnicity 30
Indian 89
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 126
Other Asian 58
Black African 26
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 74
Total 757

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Navigation Street, Birmingham), only 45% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 339
Wales 9
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 8
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 43
Other 341
Total 757

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 B5 4AW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 397
Republic of Ireland 18
Europe (including European Union) 60
African Countries 25
Middle East or Asia 240
North America or Caribbean 16
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 5

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 215
No Religion 265
Buddhist 28
Hindu 48
Jewish 2
Muslim 120
Sikh 19
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 54
Total 757

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ladywood ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 380
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 44
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 252
Retired 3
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 13
Total 738

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 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 49
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 25
Information and Communication 28
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 46
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 83
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 22
Education 46
HealthInc. Social Work 83
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 23
Total 468

Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW is within the City Centre policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 661 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 4AW.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 4AW. 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 B5 4AW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest railway station is Birmingham New Street, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Birmingham New Street 310 yards
Birmingham Moor Street 760 yards
Birmingham Snow Hill 770 yards
Five Ways 0.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 0.9 miles
Bordesley 1.1 miles
Duddeston 1.5 miles
Adderley Park 2 miles
Small Heath 2 miles
Aston 2.3 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.5 miles
Perry Barr 2.7 miles
Selly Oak 2.8 miles
Tyseley 3.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.2 miles
The Hawthorns 3.2 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.3 miles
Spring Road 3.6 miles
Bournville 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest is St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 710 yards
St Thomas CofE Academy 750 yards
Nelson Junior and Infant School 0.6 miles
Oasis Academy Woodview 0.7 miles
Chandos Primary School 0.8 miles
St John's & St Peter's CofE Academy 0.9 miles
St George's Church of England Academy, Newtown 0.9 miles
St Chad's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Percy Shurmer Academy 1 mile
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest is City Academy, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
City Academy 700 yards  
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 0.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 0.7 miles
Ark St Alban's Academy 0.9 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 1 mile
Nishkam High School 1.3 miles
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.3 miles  
Aston Manor Academy 1.4 miles
Heartlands Academy 1.4 miles
Holte School 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest is Halcyon Medical Limited, approximately 620 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 Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice, approximately 520 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 Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest is Birmingham Children's Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Navigation Street, Birmingham, B5 4AW. The nearest is Piccadilly Opticians, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Piccadilly Opticians 240 yards
The Contact Lens Practice Ltd 280 yards
Specsavers Opticians 430 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 550 yards
Opticial Express 620 yards
Boots-Birmingham - High Street 640 yards
Scrivens Ltd 650 yards
Montague Canin half a mile
Eye Opticians Ltd 0.7 miles
Aston Eye Clinic 0.8 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 B5 4AW

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is over 20Mbps, a fast connection. At this speed gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing can generally be done without noticeable slowdown. A small number of devices will be able to share the connection simultaneously, although some slowdown may occur during evenings.

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 14 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 21.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 23.3Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
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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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