Area Information for Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ

Gooch 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 Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ, 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 7JJ.

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 Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ:

Spooner Croft, Birmingham, B5 7JN
Lawford Grove, Birmingham, B5 7JH
Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7HE
Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JL
Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 7DU
Bissell Street, Birmingham, B5 7HR

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 Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ 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 5 property sales in Gooch 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 10
Semi-Detached 48
Terraced 20
Flat (Purpose-Built) 34
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 117
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gooch Street, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 42% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 30
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 19
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 116

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 32
Two People 27
Three People 20
Four People 10
Five People 6
Six People 13
Seven People 4
8+ People 4
Total 116

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 54
Total 96

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 54% male.

Male 205
Female 174
Total 379

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B5 7JJ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 40
5-7 27
8-9 13
10-14 25
15 6
16-17 9
18-19 11
20-24 37
25-29 31
30-44 95
45-59 48
60-64 12
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 379

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B5 7JJ 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 120
Married 107
Divorced 16
Separated 17
Widowed 6
Same Sex 2
Total 268

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 172
Good 119
Fair 62
Bad 19
Very Bad 7
Total 379

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) 52
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 75
Other 42
Total 268

Ethnic Group Embed This

Gooch 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 14% 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 53
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 30
Pakistani 59
Bangladeshi 35
Chinese 38
Other Asian 6
Black African 54
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 44
Total 379

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Gooch Street, Birmingham), 50% 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 191
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 18
Other 164
Total 379

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 7JJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 243
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 47
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 42

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 83
No Religion 39
Buddhist 12
Hindu 4
Jewish 2
Muslim 188
Sikh 20
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 28
Total 379

Economic Activity Embed This

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 51
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 38
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 38
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 21
Total 259

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 105

Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ 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, 290 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 7JJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 290 crimes committed near Gooch Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 7JJ. 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 7JJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest railway station is Birmingham New Street, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Birmingham New Street 0.7 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 0.7 miles
Bordesley 0.8 miles
Five Ways 0.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.1 miles
Small Heath 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.6 miles
Duddeston 1.7 miles
Adderley Park 1.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.1 miles
Selly Oak 2.5 miles
Tyseley 2.5 miles
Aston 2.7 miles
Spring Road 3 miles
Hall Green 3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.1 miles
Bournville 3.2 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Acocks Green 3.5 miles
Yardley Wood 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest is Chandos Primary School, approximately 280 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Chandos Primary School 280 yards
Percy Shurmer Academy 610 yards
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 650 yards
St Thomas CofE Academy 790 yards
Oasis Academy Woodview 840 yards
Heath Mount Primary School 0.6 miles
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist School 0.6 miles
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Christ Church CofE Controlled Primary School and Nursery 0.9 miles
Ark Tindal Primary Academy 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest is Ark St Alban's Academy, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark St Alban's Academy 460 yards
City Academy 0.6 miles  
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1 mile  
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1 mile
Holy Trinity Catholic School 1.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.4 miles
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.5 miles
Small Heath Leadership Academy 1.6 miles
Heartlands Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest is Bellevue Medical Centre, approximately 590 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 Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest is Edgbaston Dental Centre, approximately 750 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 Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest is Birmingham Children's Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gooch Street, Birmingham, B5 7JJ. The nearest is Peter E Waite (Optometrist), approximately 480 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.