Area Information for Birmingham, B5 7QQ

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

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 2008. 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Edgbaston
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 Birmingham, B5 7QQ:

Pebble Mill Road, Birmingham, B5 7SA
Mill Pool Way, Birmingham, B5 7EG
Bristol Road, Birmingham, B5 7SL
Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RL
Bristol Road, Birmingham, B5 7TA
Pershore Road, Birmingham, B5 7RY

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 7QQ 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 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 81
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 153
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 249
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 48
Owned with Mortgage 82
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 83
Rented: Other 9
Rent Free 15
Total 240

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 84
Two People 79
Three People 36
Four People 14
Five People 13
Six People 8
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 240

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 107
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 86
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 219

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 54% male.

Male 314
Female 267
Total 581

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 29
5-7 12
8-9 6
10-14 20
15 6
16-17 8
18-19 13
20-24 104
25-29 88
30-44 116
45-59 108
60-64 13
65-74 34
75-84 17
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 581

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B5 7QQ 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 254
Married 209
Divorced 17
Separated 12
Widowed 9
Same Sex 7
Total 508

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 329
Good 179
Fair 58
Bad 9
Very Bad 6
Total 581

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B5 7QQ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 55% 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) 278
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 71
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 46
Other 40
Total 508

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 44% 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 258
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 138
Pakistani 36
Bangladeshi 38
Chinese 40
Other Asian 10
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 25
Total 581

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 64% 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 372
Wales 8
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 20
Other 169
Total 581

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 7QQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 459
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 70
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 19

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 178
No Religion 141
Buddhist 2
Hindu 59
Jewish 8
Muslim 116
Sikh 42
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 24
Total 581

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Edgbaston ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 28% 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 194
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 43
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 134
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 13
Total 484

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 59
HealthInc. Social Work 58
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 288

Birmingham, B5 7QQ 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B5 7QQ
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Below are the details of the closest services to B5 7QQ. 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 7QQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest railway station is University (Birmingham), approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
University (Birmingham) 1 mile
Selly Oak 1.1 miles
Five Ways 1.4 miles
Bournville 1.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 2 miles
Bordesley 2.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.3 miles
Small Heath 2.4 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.7 miles
Kings Norton 2.7 miles
Hall Green 3 miles
Tyseley 3.1 miles
Duddeston 3.1 miles
Yardley Wood 3.2 miles
Spring Road 3.2 miles
Adderley Park 3.3 miles
Northfield 3.7 miles
Acocks Green 4 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest is St John and Monica Catholic Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John and Monica Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
St Edward's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Moor Green Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Tiverton Academy 1 mile
Park Hill Primary School 1 mile
King David Junior and Infant School 1 mile
Ark Tindal Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Raddlebarn Primary School 1.1 miles
Heath Mount Primary School 1.2 miles
Oasis Academy Woodview 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest is King Edward VI High School for Girls, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI High School for Girls 0.5 miles  
Selly Park Girls' School 1 mile
Queensbridge School 1.1 miles
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.3 miles  
Harborne Academy 1.3 miles
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1.4 miles  
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys 1.4 miles
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls 1.4 miles
Ark St Alban's Academy 1.5 miles
City Academy Birmingham 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest is Selly Park Surgery, approximately 860 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 Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest is South Birmingham Orthodontics, 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 Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest is Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry, approximately 120 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B5 7QQ. The nearest is S W Optics Ltd, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
S W Optics Ltd 0.7 miles
Michael Wolffe 0.8 miles
RJ Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Cox Opticians 1.1 miles
Onkar Eye Society 1.1 miles
Pabari Opticians Ltd 1.1 miles
Pabari Opticians 1.2 miles
Shifa Eye Clinic 1.2 miles
Peter E Waite (Optometrist) 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.4 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.