Area Information for Birmingham, B6 5AB

This postcode in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Nechells ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Birmingham, B6 5AB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B6 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 July 2007. 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 Nechells
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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, B6 5AB:

Upper Thomas Street, Birmingham, B6 5AD
Lichfield Road, Birmingham, B6 5SU
Lichfield Road, Birmingham, B6 5RW
Ruskin Hall Grove, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5BQ
Clifton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5BL
Park Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5PL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B6 5AB 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 10
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 67
Flat (Purpose-Built) 37
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 160
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 54% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 53
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 33
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 8
Total 160

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 49
Two People 41
Three People 24
Four People 16
Five People 13
Six People 12
Seven People 1
8+ People 4
Total 160

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 54
Total 129

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, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 229
Female 220
Total 449

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 39
5-7 20
8-9 9
10-14 46
15 9
16-17 18
18-19 12
20-24 35
25-29 42
30-44 99
45-59 66
60-64 17
65-74 24
75-84 10
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 449

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B6 5AB 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 154
Married 103
Divorced 30
Separated 18
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 326

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 201
Good 148
Fair 55
Bad 32
Very Bad 13
Total 449

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) 55
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 54
No GCSEs or Equivalent 117
Other 27
Total 326

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 16% 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 70
Mixed Ethnicity 37
Indian 29
Pakistani 70
Bangladeshi 62
Other Asian 29
Black African 52
Black Caribbean 82
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 2
Total 449

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 62% 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 277
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 15
Other 153
Total 449

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 B6 5AB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 323
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 65

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 157
No Religion 33
Buddhist 7
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 199
Sikh 9
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 36
Total 449

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Nechells ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% 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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 33
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 51
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 36
Other 16
Total 313

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 9
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 149

Birmingham, B6 5AB is within the Nechells policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In November 2020, 99 crimes were reported within half a mile of B6 5AB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 99 crimes committed near B6 5AB
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Below are the details of the closest services to B6 5AB. 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 B6 5AB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B6 5AB. The nearest railway station is Aston, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aston 0.7 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 0.9 miles
Duddeston 0.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.4 miles
Perry Barr 1.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.6 miles
Adderley Park 1.6 miles
Gravelly Hill 1.7 miles
Bordesley 1.9 miles
Five Ways 2.3 miles
Small Heath 2.7 miles
Erdington 2.8 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Stechford 3.3 miles
Chester Road 3.3 miles
The Hawthorns 3.4 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.6 miles
Tyseley 3.7 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B6 5AB. The nearest is Aston Tower Community Primary School, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Aston Tower Community Primary School 240 yards
Manor Park Primary Academy 810 yards
Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy half a mile
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School half a mile
Cromwell Junior and Infant School half a mile
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 0.5 miles
Chilwell Croft Academy 0.6 miles
St Clement's Church of England Academy 0.7 miles
Lozells Junior and Infant School and Nursery 0.7 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B6 5AB. The nearest is King Edward VI Aston School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Aston School 540 yards
Aston Manor Academy 590 yards
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 850 yards  
Holte School 0.7 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 0.7 miles
Heartlands Academy 0.8 miles
Nishkam High School 1 mile
Broadway Academy 1.1 miles
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.1 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B6 5AB. The nearest is Victoria Road Medical Centre, approximately 370 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, B6 5AB. The nearest is Nechells Dental Clinic, 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 Birmingham, B6 5AB. The nearest is Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 0.9 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.1 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.1 miles
Eden Unit 1.9 miles
Forward House 1.9 miles
Ashcroft 2 miles
Mary Seacole House 2 miles
Endeavour Court 2 miles
Reservoir Court 2 miles
City Hospital 2.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B6 5AB. The nearest is Focus Eye Clinic, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Focus Eye Clinic 0.5 miles
Cox Opticians 0.6 miles
Roots Opticians 0.6 miles
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 0.8 miles
Gallery Opticians 0.8 miles
Shah-Jallal Opticians 0.8 miles
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 0.9 miles
Aston Eye Clinic 0.9 miles
NVision Eyecare 1 mile
Specs Direct 1.1 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.