Area Information for Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB

Masshouse Plaza in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Nechells ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Nechells
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 Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB:

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Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5JE
Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5 5JU

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 Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB 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 Masshouse Plaza, 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 3
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 166
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 178
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 71% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 113
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 1
Total 167

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 55
Two People 84
Three People 18
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 167

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 33
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 108
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 18
Total 167

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, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 391
Female 474
Total 865

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Nechells 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 1
8-9 1
10-14 1
15 1
16-17 0
18-19 269
20-24 472
25-29 52
30-44 50
45-59 7
60-64 0
65-74 0
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 865

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B5 5AB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 94% 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 810
Married 30
Divorced 8
Separated 2
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 850

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 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 534
Good 287
Fair 37
Bad 4
Very Bad 3
Total 865

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) 164
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 461
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 81
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 47
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Other 78
Total 850

Ethnic Group Embed This

Masshouse Plaza, 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 56% 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 486
Mixed Ethnicity 33
Indian 106
Pakistani 20
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 88
Other Asian 26
Black African 23
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 58
Total 865

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham), 63% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 547
Wales 15
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 74
Other 216
Total 865

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 5AB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 587
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 74
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 164
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 28

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 283
No Religion 329
Buddhist 20
Hindu 66
Jewish 5
Muslim 103
Sikh 16
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 40
Total 865

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Nechells ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 88% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 62
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 746
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 850

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 2
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 78
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 44
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 29
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 241

Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB 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, 548 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 5AB.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 5AB. 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 5AB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest railway station is Birmingham Moor Street, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Birmingham Moor Street 380 yards
Birmingham New Street 780 yards
Birmingham Snow Hill 810 yards
Bordesley 0.8 miles
Duddeston 0.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.1 miles
Five Ways 1.2 miles
Adderley Park 1.4 miles
Small Heath 1.8 miles
Aston 1.8 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.1 miles
Perry Barr 2.5 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.8 miles
Tyseley 2.8 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Stechford 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.4 miles
Spring Road 3.4 miles
The Hawthorns 3.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest is St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
St George's Church of England Academy, Newtown 0.8 miles
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Bordesley Village Primary School 0.9 miles
St Chad's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist School 0.9 miles
St Thomas CofE Academy 0.9 miles
Chandos Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest is Birmingham Ormiston Academy, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 210 yards
Aston University Engineering Academy 0.5 miles
Heartlands Academy 0.8 miles
City Academy 1 mile  
Aston Manor Academy 1 mile
Ark St Alban's Academy 1 mile
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.1 miles
Nishkam High School 1.2 miles
Holte School 1.4 miles
Holy Trinity Catholic School 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest is Halcyon Medical Limited, approximately 480 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 Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice, approximately 580 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 Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest is Birmingham Children's Hospital, approximately 440 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Masshouse Plaza, Birmingham, B5 5AB. The nearest is Montague Canin, approximately 330 yards away.

* 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.