Area Information for High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS

High Street in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Smethwick ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B66 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 B66 1DS.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Smethwick
Constituency Warley
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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS:

High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DT
High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DU
High Street, Smethwick, B66 1AQ
High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DX
High Street, Smethwick, B66 1AA
St. Pauls Road, Smethwick, B66 1EE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B66 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS 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 one property sale in High Street 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 High Street, Smethwick consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 116
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 159
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing High Street, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 51
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 5
Total 144

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 28
Two People 30
Three People 26
Four People 33
Five People 15
Six People 11
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 144

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 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 82
Total 125

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 Warley constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 236
Female 210
Total 446

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 49
5-7 24
8-9 8
10-14 23
15 5
16-17 10
18-19 14
20-24 35
25-29 62
30-44 106
45-59 67
60-64 13
65-74 14
75-84 13
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 446

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1DS 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 112
Married 170
Divorced 25
Separated 12
Widowed 17
Same Sex 1
Total 337

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 192
Good 158
Fair 66
Bad 25
Very Bad 5
Total 446

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) 41
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 134
Other 56
Total 337

Ethnic Group Embed This

High Street, Smethwick 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 26% 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 118
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 132
Pakistani 81
Bangladeshi 23
Other Asian 17
Black African 20
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 19
Total 446

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (High Street, Smethwick), 50% 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 223
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 44
Other 175
Total 446

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 B66 1DS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 226
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 85
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 70

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 109
No Religion 27
Buddhist 0
Hindu 17
Jewish 0
Muslim 124
Sikh 123
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 35
Total 446

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Smethwick ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 15% 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 38
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 49
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 25
Total 321

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 6
Manufacturing 25
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 47
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 168

High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS is within the Smethwick 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, 149 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 1DS.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 149 crimes committed near High Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 1DS. 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 B66 1DS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 310 yards
Smethwick Galton Bridge 700 yards
The Hawthorns 0.7 miles
Langley Green 1.3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.6 miles
Rowley Regis 2.8 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Five Ways 3.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.3 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.7 miles
Dudley Port 3.7 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.8 miles
Old Hill 3.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.9 miles
Selly Oak 4.2 miles
Aston 4.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest is Galton Valley Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Galton Valley Primary School 540 yards
Devonshire Infant Academy 760 yards
Devonshire Junior Academy 760 yards
Crocketts Community Primary School 770 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Victoria Park Primary 0.7 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Wattville Primary School 0.9 miles
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.9 miles
George Betts Primary Academy 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 0.6 miles
Sandwell Academy 0.8 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1 mile
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Holyhead School 1.3 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.4 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1.5 miles  
St John Wall Catholic School 1.6 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest is The Smethwick Medical Centre, approximately 560 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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest is Smethwick Dental Practice, approximately 100 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Dental Practice 100 yards
West Park Dental Care 0.6 miles
BCHC - Special Care 0.8 miles
Waterloo Dental Surgery 0.9 miles
Capehill Dental Practice 0.9 miles
Queens Head Dental Surgery 1 mile
Central Ortho 1.2 miles
The D:NTAL Clinic 1.2 miles
Brown Dental Surgery 1.2 miles
Dental Surgery 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to High Street, Smethwick, B66 1DS. The nearest is Express Vision Care, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Express Vision Care < 50 yards
Avmal Eyewear 80 yards
Vineys Opticians 860 yards
Spectrum Opticians 0.9 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.9 miles
Cape Opticians 1 mile
Masters Opticians 1.1 miles
Specs Eye Centre 1.2 miles
Attewell Opticians 1.3 miles
Manjot Optical 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 B66 1DS

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 52.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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