Area Information for Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ

Holly Lane 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 Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ, 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 1QQ.

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 Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ:

Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QL
Draycott Road, Smethwick, B66 1QP
Fenton Street, Smethwick, B66 1HR
Ramila Close, Smethwick, B66 1RF
Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QN
St. Pauls Road, Smethwick, B66 1EU

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 Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ 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 52 property sales in Holly Lane 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

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 10
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 87
Flat (Purpose-Built) 71
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 214
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The area containing Holly Lane, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 5
Rented: From Council 20
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 47
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 2
Total 188

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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 68
Two People 51
Three People 17
Four People 28
Five People 9
Six People 10
Seven People 3
8+ People 2
Total 188

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 49
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 62
Total 156

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 46% male.

Male 217
Female 259
Total 476

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 56
5-7 20
8-9 13
10-14 29
15 5
16-17 12
18-19 13
20-24 48
25-29 65
30-44 98
45-59 54
60-64 16
65-74 27
75-84 15
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 476

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 1QQ 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 148
Married 156
Divorced 23
Separated 8
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 353

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 209
Good 159
Fair 66
Bad 36
Very Bad 6
Total 476

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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) 58
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 44
No GCSEs or Equivalent 118
Other 55
Total 353

Ethnic Group Embed This

Holly Lane, 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 32% 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 150
Mixed Ethnicity 27
Indian 89
Pakistani 75
Bangladeshi 86
Other Asian 10
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 10
Total 476

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Holly Lane, Smethwick), 59% 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 282
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 21
Other 168
Total 476

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B66 1QQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 304
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 22
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 74
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 76

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 126
No Religion 55
Buddhist 1
Hindu 26
Jewish 0
Muslim 181
Sikh 67
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 18
Total 476

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 38
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 33
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 18
Total 333

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 3
Manufacturing 28
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 170

Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ 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, 107 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 1QQ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 107 crimes committed near Holly Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 1QQ. 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 1QQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Galton Bridge, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Galton Bridge 140 yards
Smethwick Rolfe Street half a mile
The Hawthorns 0.7 miles
Langley Green 1.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 1.4 miles
Rowley Regis 2.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Dudley Port 3.4 miles
Perry Barr 3.5 miles
Five Ways 3.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.6 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.8 miles
Old Hill 3.8 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.1 miles
Tipton 4.2 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest is Galton Valley Primary School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Galton Valley Primary School 800 yards
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.5 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.5 miles
George Betts Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Rood End Primary School 0.9 miles
Wattville Primary School 1 mile
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
Victoria Park Primary 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 700 yards
Sandwell Academy 0.7 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1.1 miles  
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.3 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.3 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.4 miles
Holyhead School 1.4 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.6 miles
Health Futures UTC 1.6 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest is Lodge Road Surgery, approximately 350 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 Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest is Smethwick Dental Practice, approximately 680 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 Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Holly Lane, Smethwick, B66 1QQ. The nearest is Avmal Eyewear, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Avmal Eyewear 510 yards
Express Vision Care 580 yards
Vineys Opticians 0.8 miles
Masters Opticians 0.9 miles
Attewell Opticians 1 mile
Spectrum Opticians 1.3 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.3 miles
Eyeland Opticians 1.3 miles
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.3 miles
Specs Eye Centre 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.


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Broadband in B66 1QQ

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 37 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 45.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 6.4Mbps
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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