Area Information for Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU

Valley Road in Cradley Heath is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Cradley Heath and Old Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Halesowen and Rowley Regis. This page combines information for the address Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B64 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 B64 7LU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Cradley Heath and Old Hill
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 Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU:

Norwood Avenue, Cradley Heath, B64 7NJ
Coppice Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LW
Norwood Avenue, Cradley Heath, B64 7NE
Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LX
Coppice Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LN
Mill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7NA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B64 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU 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 20 property sales in Valley 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 Valley Road, Cradley Heath 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 10
Semi-Detached 82
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Valley Road, Cradley Heath contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 31
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 42
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 117

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 36
Two People 31
Three People 29
Four People 10
Five People 9
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 117

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 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 64

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 48% male.

Male 136
Female 150
Total 286

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 18
5-7 12
8-9 7
10-14 16
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 7
20-24 22
25-29 20
30-44 44
45-59 47
60-64 8
65-74 27
75-84 35
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 286

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B64 7LU 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 86
Married 82
Divorced 11
Separated 9
Widowed 40
Same Sex 0
Total 228

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 104
Good 97
Fair 56
Bad 26
Very Bad 3
Total 286

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Valley Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 47% 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) 30
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 107
Other 5
Total 228

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 263
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 5
Pakistani 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 286

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 275
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 7
Total 286

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 B64 7LU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 181
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 102

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 163
No Religion 90
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 19
Total 286

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 8
Total 184

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 98

Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU is within the Rowley Town policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 57 crimes were reported within half a mile of B64 7LU.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 57 crimes committed near Valley Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Rowley Town
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Below are the details of the closest services to B64 7LU. 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 B64 7LU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest railway station is Old Hill, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Old Hill 0.7 miles
Cradley Heath 0.9 miles
Rowley Regis 1.9 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 2 miles
Stourbridge Junction 2.9 miles
Stourbridge Town 3.1 miles
Langley Green 3.4 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.9 miles
Dudley Port 4.2 miles
Hagley 4.4 miles
Tipton 4.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 4.6 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 4.7 miles
The Hawthorns 5.3 miles
Coseley 5.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 5.7 miles
Selly Oak 5.9 miles
Northfield 5.9 miles
Longbridge 6 miles
Blakedown 6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest is Timbertree Academy, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Timbertree Academy 220 yards
Old Hill Primary School 0.6 miles
Corngreaves Academy 0.7 miles
Cradley CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Temple Meadow Primary School 0.7 miles
Colley Lane Primary Academy 0.8 miles
Reddal Hill Primary School 0.8 miles
Newfield Park Primary School 0.8 miles
Huntingtree Primary School 1 mile
Netherbrook Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest is Ormiston Forge Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ormiston Forge Academy 0.9 miles
Windsor High School and Sixth Form 1 mile
The Earls High School 1.2 miles
St Michael's CE High School 1.6 miles
Leasowes High School 1.8 miles
Thorns Collegiate Academy 2 miles
The Link Academy 2.1 miles
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 2.5 miles
The Pedmore High School 2.6 miles
Oldbury Academy 2.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest is Haden Vale Medical Practice, approximately 330 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 Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest is Benson Dental Practice, approximately 0.6 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 Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest is West Midlands Hospital, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Midlands Hospital 0.5 miles
Rowley Regis Hospital 1.4 miles
Corbett Hospital 3.2 miles
Bushey Fields Hospital 3.3 miles
Dudley Urgent Care Centre 3.3 miles
Russells Hall Hospital 3.3 miles
Stourside Hospital 3.5 miles
Guest Hospital 3.9 miles
Beverley House 4.7 miles
Edward Street Day Hospital 4.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Valley Road, Cradley Heath, B64 7LU. The nearest is R Meredith, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
R Meredith 0.7 miles
Arnold Opticians 0.7 miles
Eye Society 0.7 miles
D Wright 0.9 miles
Chapman & Myers Opticians 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 miles
Specsavers 1.3 miles
Eye Society Opticians 1.4 miles
Boots-Halesowen 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 B64 7LU

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 30 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 85.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.6Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 13.7Mbps
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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