Area Information for Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN

Railwayside Close 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 Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN, 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 Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN:

Forest Close, Smethwick, B66 1LL
Waterfall Close, Smethwick, B66 1LW
Pine Avenue, Smethwick, B66 1TH
Woodland Drive, Smethwick, B66 1JF
Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HX
Swan Avenue, Smethwick, B66 1TG

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 Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN 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 7
Semi-Detached 35
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Railwayside Close, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 61
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 26
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 3
Total 119

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 21
Two People 21
Three People 20
Four People 15
Five People 19
Six People 15
Seven People 5
8+ People 3
Total 119

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 57
Total 111

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 45% male.

Male 192
Female 238
Total 430

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 1LN has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 35% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 38
5-7 34
8-9 17
10-14 50
15 11
16-17 23
18-19 15
20-24 32
25-29 42
30-44 92
45-59 55
60-64 3
65-74 9
75-84 6
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 430

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1LN 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 136
Married 99
Divorced 19
Separated 18
Widowed 7
Same Sex 1
Total 280

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 205
Good 155
Fair 34
Bad 26
Very Bad 10
Total 430

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Railwayside Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% 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) 26
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 114
Other 23
Total 280

Ethnic Group Embed This

Railwayside Close, 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 31% 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 133
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 30
Pakistani 54
Bangladeshi 55
Chinese 13
Other Asian 14
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 55
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 11
Total 430

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Railwayside Close, Smethwick), 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 267
Wales 2
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 34
Other 126
Total 430

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 1LN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 275
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 4
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 173
No Religion 49
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 149
Sikh 33
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 22
Total 430

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Pauls ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% 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 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 39
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 49
Retired 8
Looking After Home or Family 33
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 19
Total 271

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 8
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 107

Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN 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, 108 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 1LN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 108 crimes committed near Railwayside Close
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 1LN. 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 1LN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Galton Bridge, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Galton Bridge 220 yards
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.7 miles
The Hawthorns 0.8 miles
Langley Green 1.1 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 1.3 miles
Rowley Regis 2.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.1 miles
Dudley Port 3.2 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.5 miles
Perry Barr 3.6 miles
Five Ways 3.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.7 miles
Old Hill 3.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.9 miles
Tipton 4 miles
University (Birmingham) 4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.1 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest is George Betts Primary Academy, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Betts Primary Academy half a mile
Galton Valley Primary School 0.6 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.7 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.7 miles
Rood End Primary School 0.8 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Lyng Primary School 0.9 miles
Wattville Primary School 1.1 miles
King George V Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 640 yards
Sandwell Academy 0.8 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1 mile  
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.3 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.4 miles
Health Futures UTC 1.5 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.5 miles
Holyhead School 1.6 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.6 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest is Lodge Road Surgery, 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 Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest is West Park Dental Care, approximately 780 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Park Dental Care 780 yards
Smethwick Dental Practice 0.6 miles
The D:NTAL Clinic 0.8 miles
Queens Head Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
Brown Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
BCHC - Special Care 1.1 miles
Asden House Dental Clinic 1.3 miles
ALLEN GJ MR 1.3 miles
BCHC - Special Care 1.3 miles
Oldbury Dental Centre 1.3 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN. The nearest is Avmal Eyewear, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Avmal Eyewear 820 yards
Express Vision Care half a mile
Attewell Opticians 0.9 miles
Masters Opticians 0.9 miles
Vineys Opticians 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.1 miles
4 Sight Eyecare 1.2 miles
M Kakoullis 1.3 miles
Tesco 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.