Area Information for Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU

Oldbury Road 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 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU, 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.

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

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 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU:

Waterfall Close, Smethwick, B66 1LW
Roebuck Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BS
Forest Close, Smethwick, B66 1LL
Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QL
Ramila Close, Smethwick, B66 1RF
Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ

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 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU 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 20
Semi-Detached 68
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 156
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oldbury Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 55% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 74
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 7
Total 156

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 23
Two People 33
Three People 34
Four People 18
Five People 18
Six People 22
Seven People 6
8+ People 2
Total 156

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 11
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 77
Total 133

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 49% male.

Male 270
Female 281
Total 551

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 1HU 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 52
5-7 32
8-9 22
10-14 54
15 8
16-17 31
18-19 20
20-24 44
25-29 35
30-44 126
45-59 76
60-64 18
65-74 16
75-84 14
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 551

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1HU 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 170
Married 149
Divorced 27
Separated 12
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 383

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 259
Good 176
Fair 80
Bad 27
Very Bad 9
Total 551

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) 68
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 65
No GCSEs or Equivalent 136
Other 23
Total 383

Ethnic Group Embed This

Oldbury Road, 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 27% 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 148
Mixed Ethnicity 35
Indian 85
Pakistani 65
Bangladeshi 34
Chinese 2
Other Asian 53
Black African 23
Black Caribbean 73
Other Black/African/Caribbean 22
Other 11
Total 551

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Oldbury Road, Smethwick), 64% 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 351
Wales 1
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 21
Other 169
Total 551

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 1HU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 385
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 35
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 94

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 200
No Religion 74
Buddhist 0
Hindu 24
Jewish 0
Muslim 142
Sikh 78
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 29
Total 551

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Pauls ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 17% 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 95
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 41
Self Employed 18
Unemployed 46
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 61
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 34
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 32
Other 16
Total 366

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 20
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 166

Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU 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.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Oldbury Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Smethwick Town

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Galton Bridge, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Galton Bridge 50 yards
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.6 miles
The Hawthorns 0.7 miles
Langley Green 1.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 1.4 miles
Rowley Regis 2.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3 miles
Dudley Port 3.3 miles
Perry Barr 3.4 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.5 miles
Five Ways 3.6 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.8 miles
Old Hill 3.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4 miles
Tipton 4.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.1 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest is Galton Valley Primary School, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Galton Valley Primary School 860 yards
George Betts Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.6 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.6 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Rood End Primary School 0.9 miles
Wattville Primary School 1 mile
Lyng Primary School 1 mile
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 770 yards
The Regis Academy 790 yards  
Sandwell Academy 0.7 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1.1 miles  
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.3 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.4 miles
Holyhead School 1.4 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.5 miles
Shireland Biomedical Utc 1.5 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest is Lodge Road Surgery, approximately 410 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 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest is Smethwick Dental Practice, approximately 830 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 830 yards
West Park Dental Care half a mile
The D:NTAL Clinic 0.8 miles
Queens Head Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
Brown Dental Surgery 1.2 miles
BCHC - Special Care 1.2 miles
BCHC - Special Care 1.2 miles
Dental Surgery 1.3 miles
Asden House Dental Clinic 1.3 miles
Capehill Dental Practice 1.4 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HU. The nearest is Avmal Eyewear, approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Avmal Eyewear 660 yards
Express Vision Care 740 yards
Vineys Opticians 0.9 miles
Attewell Opticians 0.9 miles
Masters Opticians 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.2 miles
4 Sight Eyecare 1.2 miles
Specs Eye Centre 1.3 miles
Spectrum Opticians 1.3 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.