Area Information for Smethwick, B66 1HL

This postcode in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the St Pauls ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Smethwick, B66 1HL, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1986. 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 Sandwell
Ward St Pauls
Constituency Warley
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Smethwick, B66 1HL 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

The area containing 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 33
Terraced 101
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 52
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 22
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 141

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 26
Three People 14
Four People 28
Five People 20
Six People 11
Seven People 4
8+ People 6
Total 141

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 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
Total 112

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 48% male.

Male 257
Female 276
Total 533

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 1HL 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 53
5-7 36
8-9 19
10-14 41
15 10
16-17 10
18-19 17
20-24 27
25-29 41
30-44 117
45-59 50
60-64 13
65-74 28
75-84 38
85-89 26
90+ 7
Total 533

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1HL 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 88
Married 207
Divorced 23
Separated 9
Widowed 47
Same Sex 0
Total 374

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 232
Good 155
Fair 83
Bad 52
Very Bad 11
Total 533

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B66 1HL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 53% 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) 36
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 33
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 200
Other 28
Total 374

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 25% 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 132
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 103
Pakistani 198
Bangladeshi 16
Other Asian 17
Black Caribbean 29
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 17
Total 533

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Smethwick), 61% 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 326
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 13
Other 188
Total 533

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 1HL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 349
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 19
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 57
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 108

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 83
No Religion 45
Buddhist 1
Hindu 27
Jewish 0
Muslim 228
Sikh 92
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 57
Total 533

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 72
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 36
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 42
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 25
Total 303

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 24
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 147

Smethwick, B66 1HL 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.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 1HL. 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 1HL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Galton Bridge, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Galton Bridge 0.6 miles
Langley Green 0.7 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 0.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.1 miles
The Hawthorns 1.3 miles
Rowley Regis 2.3 miles
Dudley Port 2.7 miles
Old Hill 3.4 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.4 miles
Tipton 3.5 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.6 miles
Perry Barr 4.1 miles
Five Ways 4.1 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.2 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.4 miles
Cradley Heath 4.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest is George Betts Primary Academy, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Betts Primary Academy 130 yards
Rood End Primary School 0.5 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Lyng Primary School 0.7 miles
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Christ Church CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.9 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.9 miles
Lodge Primary School 1.1 miles
Galton Valley Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 760 yards
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 0.6 miles  
Q3 Academy Langley 1.2 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Health Futures UTC 1.3 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.7 miles
George Salter Academy 1.7 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.8 miles
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest is St Paul's Medical Practice, approximately 560 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Paul's Medical Practice 560 yards
Lodge Road Surgery half a mile
Rood End Medical Centre 0.6 miles
Oldbury Health Centre 0.8 miles
Dr Nisar- Ul Haque 0.8 miles
St Pauls Partners 0.8 miles
Warley Road Surgery 0.9 miles
Dr Abdul Naeem 0.9 miles
Cambridge Street Surgery 0.9 miles
Dr R K Arora 0.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest is West Park Dental Care, approximately half a mile 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 Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 1HL. The nearest is Masters Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Masters Opticians 0.6 miles
M Kakoullis 0.8 miles
The Right Vision Ophthalmic Opticians 0.8 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.8 miles
Attewell Opticians 0.9 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.9 miles
Express Vision Care 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1 mile
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.1 miles
Eyecare Opticians 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.