Area Information for Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL

Furnace Lane in Halesowen is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Belle Vale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Halesowen and Rowley Regis. This page combines information for the address Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B63 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 Dudley
Ward Belle Vale
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 Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL:

Earls Way, Halesowen, B63 3HR
Grammar School Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SW
King Street, Halesowen, B63 3SU
New Road, Halesowen, B63 3HY
Whitefriars Drive, Halesowen, B63 3SY
Corron Hill, Cobham Road, Halesowen, B63 3JY

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B63 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL 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

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 12
Semi-Detached 57
Terraced 50
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Furnace Lane, 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 31
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 37
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 125

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 38
Three People 26
Four People 17
Five People 9
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 125

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 86

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 50% male.

Male 160
Female 162
Total 322

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 25
5-7 14
8-9 5
10-14 27
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 8
20-24 17
25-29 20
30-44 54
45-59 56
60-64 27
65-74 33
75-84 15
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 322

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B63 3SL 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 80
Married 109
Divorced 31
Separated 9
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 246

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 135
Good 111
Fair 54
Bad 16
Very Bad 6
Total 322

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Furnace Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% 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) 28
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 28
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 104
Other 22
Total 246

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% white.

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 277
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Pakistani 8
Black Caribbean 6
Other 20
Total 322

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 303
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 14
Total 322

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 B63 3SL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 217
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 103

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 199
No Religion 76
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 26
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 19
Total 322

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Belle Vale ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 77
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 7
Total 224

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 24
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 127

Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL 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 February 2021, 77 crimes were reported within half a mile of B63 3SL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 77 crimes committed near Furnace Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to B63 3SL. 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 B63 3SL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest railway station is Old Hill, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Old Hill 1.3 miles
Rowley Regis 1.9 miles
Cradley Heath 2 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 2.8 miles
Langley Green 3.4 miles
Stourbridge Junction 3.5 miles
Stourbridge Town 3.8 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 4.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 4.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 4.5 miles
Hagley 4.6 miles
Northfield 4.7 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.8 miles
Longbridge 4.9 miles
Selly Oak 4.9 miles
Dudley Port 5 miles
The Hawthorns 5.2 miles
Tipton 5.4 miles
Bournville 5.5 miles
Kings Norton 5.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest is Halesowen CofE Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Halesowen CofE Primary School 290 yards
Tenterfields Primary Academy 480 yards
Newfield Park Primary School 640 yards
Our Lady and St Kenelm RC School 680 yards
Manor Way Primary Academy 0.6 miles
St Margaret's At Hasbury CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Huntingtree Primary School 0.8 miles
Olive Hill Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Lapal Primary School 1.2 miles
Timbertree Academy 1.3 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest is The Earls High School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Earls High School < 50 yards
Windsor High School and Sixth Form 690 yards
Leasowes High School 1.1 miles
Ormiston Forge Academy 1.7 miles
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 2 miles
Four Dwellings Academy 2 miles
St Michael's CE High School 2.1 miles
Bartley Green School 2.4 miles
Oldbury Academy 2.6 miles
King Edward VI Five Ways School 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest is Stourside Medical Practice, approximately 480 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 Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest is Morgan Dental Practice, approximately 300 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 Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest is West Midlands Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Midlands Hospital 1.1 miles
Rowley Regis Hospital 1.9 miles
Reaside Clinic 4.1 miles
Beverley House 4.1 miles
Corbett Hospital 4.1 miles
Hillis Lodge 4.2 miles
Woodbourne Priory Hospital 4.2 miles
Stourside Hospital 4.3 miles
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 4.4 miles
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 4.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Furnace Lane, Halesowen, B63 3SL. The nearest is Chapman & Myers Opticians, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Chapman & Myers Opticians 480 yards
Scrivens Ltd 480 yards
Specsavers 480 yards
Eye Society Opticians 480 yards
Boots-Halesowen 520 yards
C Cacoullis 1.2 miles
Dalvinder Singh Sidhu 1.3 miles
Rileys Opticians 1.6 miles
Eyeland 1.6 miles
Eyes & Vision 1.6 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.