Area Information for Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ

Murrell Close in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Balsall Heath West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Edgbaston. This page combines information for the address Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ, 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 7LZ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Balsall Heath West
Constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston
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 Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ:

Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7NA
Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham, B5 7BP
Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham, B5 7AX
Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham, B5 7AJ
Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham, B5 7BF
Belgrave Middleway, Birmingham, B5 7BG

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 Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ 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 2 property sales in Murrell Close 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

The area containing Murrell Close, 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 10
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 107
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 123
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Murrell Close, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 83% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 2
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 93
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rent Free 3
Total 121

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 83
Two People 21
Three People 6
Four People 5
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 121

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 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 54
Total 109

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, Edgbaston constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 291
Female 299
Total 590

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Balsall Heath West 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 21
5-7 6
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 172
20-24 203
25-29 43
30-44 65
45-59 34
60-64 10
65-74 6
75-84 9
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 590

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B5 7LZ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 81% 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 476
Married 33
Divorced 18
Separated 8
Widowed 8
Same Sex 3
Total 546

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 302
Good 206
Fair 53
Bad 16
Very Bad 13
Total 590

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) 88
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 242
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 70
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 39
Total 546

Ethnic Group Embed This

Murrell Close, 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 52% 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 306
Mixed Ethnicity 38
Indian 35
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 42
Other Asian 34
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 48
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 26
Total 590

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Murrell Close, Birmingham), 66% 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 389
Wales 10
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 36
Other 144
Total 590

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B5 7LZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 406
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 57
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 63

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 219
No Religion 197
Buddhist 9
Hindu 16
Jewish 2
Muslim 78
Sikh 17
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 41
Total 590

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Balsall Heath West ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 74% 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 36
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 399
Retired 6
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 8
Total 536

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 5
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 37
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 37
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 153

Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ is within the Edgbaston policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 230 crimes were reported within half a mile of B5 7LZ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 230 crimes committed near Murrell Close
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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 7LZ. 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 7LZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. The nearest railway station is Five Ways, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Five Ways 0.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 0.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 0.9 miles
Bordesley 1 mile
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.7 miles
Small Heath 1.7 miles
University (Birmingham) 1.9 miles
Duddeston 1.9 miles
Adderley Park 2.2 miles
Selly Oak 2.3 miles
Tyseley 2.7 miles
Aston 2.9 miles
Bournville 3 miles
Hall Green 3.1 miles
Spring Road 3.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.2 miles
Perry Barr 3.5 miles
Acocks Green 3.6 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. The nearest is Oasis Academy Woodview, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Woodview 460 yards
Chandos Primary School 630 yards
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 660 yards
Percy Shurmer Academy 680 yards
St Thomas CofE Academy 700 yards
Heath Mount Primary School 0.6 miles
Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist School 0.9 miles
St Anne's Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Ark Tindal Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Christ Church CofE Controlled Primary School and Nursery 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. The nearest is Ark St Alban's Academy, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ark St Alban's Academy 740 yards
City Academy half a mile  
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1 mile  
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.2 miles  
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.4 miles
Holy Trinity Catholic School 1.5 miles
King Edward VI High School for Girls 1.5 miles  
Harborne Academy 1.7 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. The nearest is Bellevue Medical Centre, approximately 160 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 Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. The nearest is Edgbaston Dental Centre, approximately 360 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 Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. The nearest is BMI Priory Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Murrell Close, Birmingham, B5 7LZ. 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.


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Broadband in B5 7LZ

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Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 13 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 43.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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