Area Information for Smethwick, B66 2DX

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 2DX, 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 1991. 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 2DX 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 73
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 135
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 5
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 38
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 132

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 35
Two People 34
Three People 14
Four People 21
Five People 13
Six People 10
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 132

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 67
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 47% male.

Gender
Male 184
Female 208
Total 392

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 2DX has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 42
5-7 26
8-9 14
10-14 31
15 8
16-17 16
18-19 6
20-24 26
25-29 33
30-44 90
45-59 61
60-64 9
65-74 16
75-84 12
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 392

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 2DX 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 93
Married 127
Divorced 14
Separated 14
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 271

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.

Health
Very Good 147
Good 149
Fair 59
Bad 29
Very Bad 8
Total 392

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B66 2DX 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) 34
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 111
Other 37
Total 271

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 16% 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 63
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 58
Pakistani 39
Bangladeshi 144
Chinese 1
Other Asian 17
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 29
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 12
Total 392

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 238
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 5
Other 146
Total 392

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 2DX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 275
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 49
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 59

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.

Religion
Christian 67
No Religion 40
Buddhist 1
Hindu 9
Jewish 0
Muslim 211
Sikh 46
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 17
Total 392

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Pauls ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% 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 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 42
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 33
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 25
Other 18
Total 257

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 13
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 106

Smethwick, B66 2DX 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, 95 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 2DX.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 95 crimes committed near B66 2DX
Neighbourhood Team Address Smethwick Town
Force Website: https://west-midlands.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 2DX. 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 2DX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 2DX. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 300 yards
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 0.8 miles
Langley Green 1.9 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.4 miles
Perry Barr 2.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.9 miles
Five Ways 3 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.2 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.4 miles
Rowley Regis 3.4 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.8 miles
Aston 3.8 miles
Duddeston 3.9 miles
Dudley Port 4 miles
Bordesley 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 2DX. The nearest is Wattville Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wattville Primary School 350 yards
    
Galton Valley Primary School 660 yards
    
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
St James Church of England Primary School, Handsworth 0.6 miles
    
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Victoria Park Primary 0.9 miles
    
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.9 miles
    
James Watt Primary School 1 mile
    
Oasis Academy Boulton 1 mile
    
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B66 2DX. The nearest is Sandwell Academy, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sandwell Academy 780 yards
    
Holyhead School 0.6 miles
    
St John Wall Catholic School 1 mile
    
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.2 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.2 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.3 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.6 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.6 miles
    
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1.8 miles  
George Dixon Academy 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 2DX. The nearest is Hawthorns Medical Centre, approximately 480 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 2DX. The nearest is Dental Surgery, approximately 0.5 miles 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 2DX. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 2DX. The nearest is Specs Eye Centre, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specs Eye Centre 0.5 miles
Express Vision Care 0.7 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.7 miles
Vineys Opticians 0.9 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.9 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
K G Miles 0.9 miles
D M Eye Clinic 1.1 miles
Eyeland Opticians 1.1 miles
HD Eye Clinic Ltd 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.