Area Information for Smethwick, B66 1LP

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 1LP, 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 June 1999. 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

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 Smethwick, B66 1LP:

St. Pauls Road, Smethwick, B66 1HF
Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1HX
Nine Leasowes, Smethwick, B66 1JA
St. Pauls Road, Smethwick, B66 1EY
Railwayside Close, Smethwick, B66 1LN
Waterfall Close, Smethwick, B66 1LW

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 Smethwick, B66 1LP 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 34
Semi-Detached 70
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 12
Total 161
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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 61
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 155

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 15
Four People 23
Five People 24
Six People 19
Seven People 6
8+ People 10
Total 155

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 72
Total 127

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 52% male.

Male 315
Female 290
Total 605

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 1LP has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 61
5-7 34
8-9 24
10-14 49
15 6
16-17 19
18-19 13
20-24 47
25-29 52
30-44 139
45-59 89
60-64 15
65-74 40
75-84 15
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 605

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1LP 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 143
Married 237
Divorced 20
Separated 11
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 431

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 268
Good 216
Fair 78
Bad 28
Very Bad 15
Total 605

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) 67
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 39
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 57
No GCSEs or Equivalent 162
Other 58
Total 431

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 19% 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 116
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 169
Pakistani 147
Bangladeshi 61
Other Asian 33
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 27
Total 605

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Smethwick), 60% 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 362
Wales 3
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 36
Other 203
Total 605

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 1LP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 443
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 38
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 56
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 62

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 125
No Religion 27
Buddhist 0
Hindu 18
Jewish 0
Muslim 239
Sikh 146
Other Religion 26
Not Stated 24
Total 605

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 107
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 37
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 53
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 40
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 37
Other 16
Total 414

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 33
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 31
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 27
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 198

Smethwick, B66 1LP 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, 105 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 1LP.

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Crime: Click here to view 105 crimes committed near B66 1LP
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 1LP. 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 1LP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 1LP. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Galton Bridge, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Galton Bridge 260 yards
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.7 miles
The Hawthorns 0.9 miles
Langley Green 1 mile
Sandwell & Dudley 1.3 miles
Rowley Regis 2.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Dudley Port 3.2 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.6 miles
Perry Barr 3.6 miles
Five Ways 3.6 miles
Old Hill 3.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.9 miles
Tipton 4 miles
University (Birmingham) 4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.1 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 1LP. The nearest is George Betts Primary Academy, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
George Betts Primary Academy 840 yards
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.6 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.6 miles
Galton Valley Primary School 0.6 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Rood End Primary School 0.8 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Lyng Primary School 1 mile
Wattville Primary School 1.1 miles
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B66 1LP. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 520 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 520 yards
Sandwell Academy 0.8 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1 mile  
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.3 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.4 miles
Health Futures UTC 1.5 miles
Holyhead School 1.6 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.7 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 1LP. The nearest is Lodge Road Surgery, approximately 200 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 Smethwick, B66 1LP. The nearest is West Park Dental Care, approximately 650 yards 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 1LP. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 1LP. The nearest is Avmal Eyewear, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Avmal Eyewear 780 yards
Express Vision Care 860 yards
Masters Opticians 0.8 miles
Attewell Opticians 0.9 miles
Vineys Opticians 1 mile
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.2 miles
4 Sight Eyecare 1.2 miles
M Kakoullis 1.3 miles
The Right Vision Ophthalmic 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.