Area Information for Birmingham, B5 5SN
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in March 2002. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.
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 Birmingham, B5 5SN:
|Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, B5 5BB|
|Moat Lane, Birmingham, B5 5BD|
|Well Lane, Birmingham, B5 5TE|
|Allison Street, Birmingham, B5 5TH|
|Park Street, Birmingham, B5 5JH|
|Meriden Street, Birmingham, B5 5LS|
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 Birmingham, B5 5SN 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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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 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||44|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||21|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||2|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||84|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||75|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||39|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||0|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||4|
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 5SN however is predominantly male (61%). 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).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of B5 5SN there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 66% 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.
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 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
B5 5SN and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 63% 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)||117|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||24|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||10|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||19|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||4|
Ethnic Group Embed This
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 65% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Birmingham), 60% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||1|
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 5SN
|Republic of Ireland||1|
|Europe (including European Union)||18|
|Middle East or Asia||23|
|North America or Caribbean||5|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||6|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Ladywood ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 63% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||7|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||31|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||2|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||4|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||5|
|Information and Communication||9|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||14|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||27|
|Public Administration and Defence||9|
|HealthInc. Social Work||19|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
Birmingham, B5 5SN 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, 616 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 5SN.
|Crime:||Click here to view 616 crimes committed near B5 5SN|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to B5 5SN. 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 5SN.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest railway station is Birmingham New Street, approximately 430 yards away.
|Birmingham New Street||430 yards|
|Birmingham Moor Street||half a mile|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||half a mile|
|Five Ways||0.6 miles|
|Jewellery Quarter||1 mile|
|Adderley Park||2.1 miles|
|Small Heath||2.1 miles|
|University (Birmingham)||2.2 miles|
|Witton (West Midlands)||2.6 miles|
|Perry Barr||2.8 miles|
|Selly Oak||2.8 miles|
|Smethwick Rolfe Street||3.1 miles|
|The Hawthorns||3.2 miles|
|Gravelly Hill||3.4 miles|
|Spring Road||3.6 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest is St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School, approximately 620 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School||620 yards||
|St Thomas CofE Academy||640 yards||
|Nelson Junior and Infant School||0.6 miles||
|Oasis Academy Woodview||0.7 miles||
|St John's & St Peter's CofE Academy||0.8 miles||
|Chandos Primary School||0.8 miles||
|St George's Church of England Academy, Newtown||0.9 miles||
|Percy Shurmer Academy||1 mile||
|The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School||1.1 miles||
|St George's Church of England Primary School||1.1 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest is City Academy, approximately 570 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|City Academy||570 yards|
|Jewellery Quarter Academy||0.7 miles||
|Birmingham Ormiston Academy||0.8 miles||
|Ark St Alban's Academy||0.9 miles||
|Aston University Engineering Academy||1.1 miles||
|Edgbaston High School for Girls||1.3 miles|
|Nishkam High School||1.3 miles||
|Aston Manor Academy||1.4 miles||
|Heartlands Academy||1.5 miles||
|St Paul's School for Girls||1.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest is Modality Attwood Green, approximately 620 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Modality Attwood Green||620 yards|
|Bath Row Medical Practice, Attwood Green Health Centre||620 yards|
|Halcyon Medical Limited||750 yards|
|The Health Xchange (Primary Care Services for the Homeless)||0.7 miles|
|Bellevue Medical Centre||0.8 miles|
|Hockley Medical Practice||0.8 miles|
|Aston University Student Health Centre||0.9 miles|
|Broadway Health Centre||1 mile|
|Five Ways Health Centre||1 mile|
|The Wand Medical Centre||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 620 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|BCHC - Special Care||620 yards|
|Bhandal Dental Practice||660 yards|
|Bhandal Dental Practice - Five Ways||0.7 miles|
|Thandi, Chana, & Dehal Dental Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Henderson Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
|Edgbaston Dental Centre||0.9 miles|
|Broadway Dental Suite||1 mile|
|BCHC - Orthodontics||1 mile|
|Bhandal Dental Practice - Monument Road||1.1 miles|
|Fraser Dental Practice||1.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest is Birmingham Children's Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Birmingham Children's Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Birmingham Children's Hospital||0.7 miles|
|Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham||0.9 miles|
|The Westbourne Centre||1 mile|
|BMI Priory Hospital||1.4 miles|
|BMI The Priory Hospital||1.4 miles|
|City Hospital||1.5 miles|
|City Hospital Birmingham (Alliance Medical Scanning)||1.5 miles|
|Mary Seacole House||1.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B5 5SN. The nearest is Piccadilly Opticians, approximately 380 yards away.
|Piccadilly Opticians||380 yards|
|The Contact Lens Practice Ltd||420 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||570 yards|
|Vision Express (UK) Ltd||660 yards|
|Opticial Express||750 yards|
|Boots-Birmingham - High Street||770 yards|
|Scrivens Ltd||780 yards|
|Montague Canin||0.6 miles|
|Eye Opticians Ltd||0.7 miles|
|Aston Eye Clinic||0.9 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.