Area Information for Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG

Macdonald Street in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Bordesley & Highgate ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG, 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 Bordesley & Highgate
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 Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG:

Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6RL
Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TN
Rea Street South, Birmingham, B5 6LB
Bishop Street, Birmingham, B5 6JL
Bishop Street, Birmingham, B5 6JP
Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 6NB

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 Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG 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 Macdonald 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 2
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 3
Flat (Purpose-Built) 116
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 13
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Macdonald Street, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5
Owned with Mortgage 8
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 51
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 45
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 132

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 76
Two People 24
Three People 13
Four People 11
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 14
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 49
Total 99

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 6TG however is predominantly male (64%). 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 163
Female 90
Total 253

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 32
5-7 15
8-9 4
10-14 14
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 26
25-29 25
30-44 50
45-59 23
60-64 17
65-74 23
75-84 8
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 253

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B5 6TG 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 107
Married 40
Divorced 26
Separated 8
Widowed 6
Same Sex 1
Total 188

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.

However, this area of the Bordesley & Highgate ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 98
Good 68
Fair 52
Bad 25
Very Bad 10
Total 253

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Macdonald Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 43% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into 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) 30
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 80
Other 15
Total 188

Ethnic Group Embed This

Macdonald 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 38% 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 97
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Pakistani 22
Chinese 14
Other Asian 18
Black African 21
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 21
Other 31
Total 253

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Macdonald Street, Birmingham), 53% 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 133
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 38
European Union 8
Other 67
Total 253

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 6TG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 131
Republic of Ireland 22
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 20
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 73

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 105
No Religion 41
Buddhist 5
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 90
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 9
Total 253

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bordesley & Highgate ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% 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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 15
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 25
Other 9
Total 177

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 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 66

Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG is within the Small Heath and Highgate policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 284 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 6TG.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 6TG. 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 6TG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest railway station is Bordesley, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bordesley 0.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 0.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 0.6 miles
Five Ways 0.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1 mile
Small Heath 1.4 miles
Duddeston 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.6 miles
Adderley Park 1.8 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.3 miles
Tyseley 2.5 miles
Aston 2.6 miles
Selly Oak 2.7 miles
Spring Road 2.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.9 miles
Hall Green 3 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Bournville 3.3 miles
Acocks Green 3.4 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest is Chandos Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chandos Primary School 290 yards
Percy Shurmer Academy 730 yards
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 790 yards
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist School 840 yards
St Anne's Catholic Primary School half a mile
St Thomas CofE Academy 0.5 miles
Oasis Academy Woodview 0.6 miles
Heath Mount Primary School 0.7 miles
Christ Church CofE Controlled Primary School and Nursery 0.8 miles
Regents Park Community Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest is Ark St Alban's Academy, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark St Alban's Academy 450 yards
City Academy 0.7 miles  
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 0.9 miles
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1 mile  
Holy Trinity Catholic School 1.2 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.4 miles
Small Heath Leadership Academy 1.4 miles
Heartlands Academy 1.5 miles
Darul Uloom Islamic High School 1.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest is The Wand Medical Centre, approximately 730 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 Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest is Edgbaston Dental Centre, approximately 0.6 miles 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 Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest is Birmingham Children's Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Macdonald Street, Birmingham, B5 6TG. The nearest is Peter E Waite (Optometrist), approximately 570 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.