Area Information for Smethwick, B66 2LE

This postcode in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Soho and Victoria ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Smethwick, B66 2LE, 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 1986. 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 Soho and Victoria
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 2LE:

Avery Road, Smethwick, B66 2LR
Murdock Road, Smethwick, B66 2LS
Foundry Lane, Smethwick, B66 2LL
Wellington Street, Smethwick, B66 2QF
Vittoria Street, Smethwick, B66 2ND
Foundry Lane, Smethwick, B66 2LP

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 2LE 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 18
Semi-Detached 34
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 9
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 149
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 74% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 14
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 67
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 37
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 140

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 27
Three People 19
Four People 29
Five People 20
Six People 8
Seven People 2
8+ People 3
Total 140

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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 74
Total 128

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 230
Female 233
Total 463

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 2LE has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 37% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 51
5-7 38
8-9 19
10-14 47
15 17
16-17 24
18-19 34
20-24 27
25-29 40
30-44 97
45-59 51
60-64 4
65-74 12
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 463

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 2LE 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 138
Married 109
Divorced 23
Separated 15
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 291

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 209
Good 169
Fair 58
Bad 22
Very Bad 5
Total 463

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) 37
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 90
Other 34
Total 291

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 23% 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 107
Mixed Ethnicity 40
Indian 24
Pakistani 39
Bangladeshi 25
Other Asian 21
Black African 53
Black Caribbean 77
Other Black/African/Caribbean 68
Other 9
Total 463

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Smethwick), 56% 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 257
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 18
Other 181
Total 463

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 2LE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 264
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 40
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 113

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 169
No Religion 68
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 183
Sikh 15
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 21
Total 463

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 22% 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 47
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 44
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 51
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 63
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 30
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 13
Total 289

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
Manufacturing 11
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 111

Smethwick, B66 2LE 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, 145 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 2LE.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 145 crimes committed near B66 2LE
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 2LE. 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 2LE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest railway station is The Hawthorns, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1 mile
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.2 miles
Five Ways 2.2 miles
Perry Barr 2.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.4 miles
Langley Green 2.4 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Aston 3.2 miles
Duddeston 3.2 miles
Bordesley 3.4 miles
Rowley Regis 3.8 miles
Selly Oak 3.8 miles
Adderley Park 3.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest is Oasis Academy Foundry, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Oasis Academy Foundry 470 yards
    
James Watt Primary School 730 yards
    
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 860 yards
    
Oasis Academy Boulton half a mile
    
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Benson Community School 0.7 miles
    
Wattville Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Cape Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Victoria Park Primary 0.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest is Holyhead School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holyhead School 0.6 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 0.8 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.1 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.1 miles
    
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
    
St John Wall Catholic School 1.4 miles
    
George Dixon Academy 1.4 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.4 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 1.4 miles
    
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest is Modality St James, approximately 0.6 miles 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 2LE. The nearest is City Dental Practice, approximately 0.7 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 2LE. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest is Manjot Optical, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manjot Optical 0.6 miles
Bansal Opticians 0.6 miles
K G Miles 0.6 miles
Eurospex Opticians Ltd 0.6 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.7 miles
D M Eye Clinic 0.7 miles
Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Specs Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Cape Opticians 0.8 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.9 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.