Area Information for Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH

Sherlock 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 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH, 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 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH:

Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7HF
Vernolds Croft, Birmingham, B5 7DJ
Bishop Street, Birmingham, B5 7EJ
Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JL
Southacre Avenue, Birmingham, B5 7DQ
Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7HE

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 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH 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 Sherlock Street, Birmingham 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 5
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 35
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 56
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sherlock Street, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 21
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 0
Total 56

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 9
Two People 20
Three People 9
Four People 9
Five People 1
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 4
Total 56

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 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 42

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 52% male.

Male 93
Female 85
Total 178

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B5 7EH has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 33% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 13
5-7 14
8-9 5
10-14 24
15 3
16-17 2
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 13
30-44 34
45-59 28
60-64 8
65-74 11
75-84 10
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 178

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B5 7EH 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 36
Married 63
Divorced 9
Separated 5
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 119

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.

Very Good 76
Good 68
Fair 21
Bad 9
Very Bad 4
Total 178

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sherlock Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 21
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 9
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 10
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 54
Other 8
Total 119

Ethnic Group Embed This

Sherlock 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 28% 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 50
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 8
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 6
Other Asian 3
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 9
Total 178

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Sherlock Street, Birmingham), 51% 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 91
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 12
Other 69
Total 178

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 7EH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 106
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 22
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 22

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 70
No Religion 17
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 72
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 10
Total 178

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Bordesley & Highgate ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 24
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 5
Total 109

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 1
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 59

Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH 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, 339 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 7EH.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 339 crimes committed near Sherlock Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 7EH. 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 7EH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest railway station is Birmingham New Street, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Birmingham New Street 0.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 0.6 miles
Bordesley 0.7 miles
Five Ways 0.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1 mile
Jewellery Quarter 1.6 miles
Small Heath 1.6 miles
Duddeston 1.6 miles
Adderley Park 1.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.2 miles
Selly Oak 2.6 miles
Tyseley 2.6 miles
Aston 2.6 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3 miles
Spring Road 3 miles
Hall Green 3.1 miles
Perry Barr 3.2 miles
Bournville 3.3 miles
Acocks Green 3.5 miles
Gravelly Hill 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest is Chandos Primary School, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chandos Primary School 400 yards
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 540 yards
St Thomas CofE Academy 710 yards
Percy Shurmer Academy 780 yards
Oasis Academy Woodview half a mile
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist School 0.6 miles
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Heath Mount Primary School 0.7 miles
Christ Church CofE Controlled Primary School and Nursery 1 mile
Ark Tindal Primary Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest is Ark St Alban's Academy, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark St Alban's Academy 590 yards
City Academy 0.5 miles  
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 0.9 miles
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1.1 miles  
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.3 miles
Holy Trinity Catholic School 1.3 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.4 miles
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
Heartlands Academy 1.5 miles
Small Heath Leadership Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest is Bellevue Medical Centre, approximately 700 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 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest is Edgbaston Dental Centre, approximately half a mile 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 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest is Birmingham Children's Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7EH. The nearest is Peter E Waite (Optometrist), approximately 640 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.