Area Information for Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF

Ridgefield Road in Halesowen is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Halesowen North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Halesowen and Rowley Regis. This page combines information for the address Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B62 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 B62 8NF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Dudley
Ward Halesowen North
Constituency Halesowen and Rowley Regis
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 Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF:

Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NE
Olive Lane, Halesowen, B62 8LY
Hillwood Road, Halesowen, B62 8NG
Olive Lane, Halesowen, B62 8LT
Hillwood Road, Halesowen, B62 8NQ
Lloyds Road, Halesowen, B62 8NH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B62 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF 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 28 property sales in Ridgefield Road 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 Ridgefield Road, Halesowen consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 115
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 133
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ridgefield Road, Halesowen 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 20
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 49
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 130

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 29
Two People 38
Three People 21
Four People 19
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 6
8+ People 4
Total 130

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 101

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 Halesowen and Rowley Regis constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Male 175
Female 215
Total 390

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B62 8NF has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 29
5-7 27
8-9 18
10-14 37
15 7
16-17 13
18-19 17
20-24 26
25-29 30
30-44 73
45-59 55
60-64 16
65-74 20
75-84 20
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 390

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B62 8NF 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 110
Divorced 19
Separated 12
Widowed 24
Same Sex 0
Total 272

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 186
Good 121
Fair 55
Bad 25
Very Bad 3
Total 390

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) 43
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 42
No GCSEs or Equivalent 87
Other 20
Total 272

Ethnic Group Embed This

Ridgefield Road, Halesowen 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 58% 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 226
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 12
Pakistani 45
Bangladeshi 35
Chinese 6
Other Asian 4
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 37
Total 390

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 313
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 6
Other 67
Total 390

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 B62 8NF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 268
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 97

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 129
No Religion 98
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 111
Sikh 9
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 35
Total 390

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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 30
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 6
Total 250

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 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 124

Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF is within the Halesowen policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 40 crimes were reported within half a mile of B62 8NF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 40 crimes committed near Ridgefield Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B62 8NF. 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 B62 8NF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest railway station is Rowley Regis, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rowley Regis 0.8 miles
Old Hill 0.8 miles
Cradley Heath 2.2 miles
Langley Green 2.3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.1 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 3.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.4 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.5 miles
Dudley Port 4 miles
The Hawthorns 4.1 miles
Stourbridge Junction 4.3 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.4 miles
Stourbridge Town 4.4 miles
Tipton 4.5 miles
Selly Oak 4.6 miles
Northfield 5.1 miles
Five Ways 5.3 miles
Longbridge 5.4 miles
Bournville 5.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 5.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest is Olive Hill Primary Academy, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Olive Hill Primary Academy 390 yards
Highfields Primary School 770 yards
Hurst Green Primary School half a mile
Blackheath Primary School 0.9 miles
Newfield Park Primary School 1 mile
Temple Meadow Primary School 1 mile
Perryfields Primary School 1.1 miles
Tenterfields Primary Academy 1.2 miles
Howley Grange Primary School 1.2 miles
Lapal Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest is Leasowes High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Leasowes High School 0.7 miles
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 1.1 miles
The Earls High School 1.1 miles
St Michael's CE High School 1.2 miles
Ormiston Forge Academy 1.2 miles
Windsor High School and Sixth Form 1.4 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.5 miles
Four Dwellings Academy 1.7 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 2 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest is Clement Road Medical Practice, approximately 670 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 Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 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 Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest is Rowley Regis Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ridgefield Road, Halesowen, B62 8NF. The nearest is Eyes & Vision, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyes & Vision 0.6 miles
Eyeland 0.6 miles
Rileys Opticians 0.6 miles
J D Hill 0.6 miles
C Cacoullis 0.6 miles
Dalvinder Singh Sidhu 0.7 miles
Eye Society Opticians 1.4 miles
Chapman & Myers Opticians 1.4 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.4 miles
Specsavers 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.


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Broadband in B62 8NF

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

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 26 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 63.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 28.7Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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