Area Information for Smethwick, B66 2LE
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.
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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||9|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||14|
|Rented: From Council||67|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||37|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||8|
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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||3|
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
|Republic of Ireland||0|
|Europe (including European Union)||40|
|Middle East or Asia||25|
|North America or Caribbean||11|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||44|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||63|
|Looking After Home or Family||30|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||18|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||4|
|Accommodation and Food||13|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||3|
|Public Administration and Defence||1|
|HealthInc. Social Work||25|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||5|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view 145 crimes committed near B66 2LE|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
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.
|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|
|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.
|Modality St James||0.6 miles|
|Cape Hill Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Holyhead Primary Health Care Centre||0.7 miles|
|Handsworth Medical Pract.||0.7 miles|
|Dr Bhalla & Partners||0.7 miles|
|Kirpal Medical Practice||0.7 miles|
|Soho Road Health Centre||0.7 miles|
|Soho Road Primary Care Centre||0.7 miles|
|Norvic Family Practice||0.7 miles|
|Victoria Health Centre||0.7 miles|
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.
|City Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Sohal Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|BCHC - Special Care||0.7 miles|
|BCHC - Special Care||0.7 miles|
|Synergy Dental Practice||0.7 miles|
|Dental Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Capehill Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
|Soho Road Dental Practice||0.9 miles|
|Waterloo Dental Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Grove Lane Dental Surgery||1 mile|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest is Ashcroft, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|Mary Seacole House||0.8 miles|
|City Hospital||0.8 miles|
|City Hospital Birmingham (Alliance Medical Scanning)||0.8 miles|
|Beverley House||1.6 miles|
|Woodbourne Priory Hospital||1.7 miles|
|The Westbourne Centre||2.3 miles|
|Birmingham Children's Hospital||2.4 miles|
|Birmingham Children's Hospital||2.4 miles|
|Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham||2.4 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 2LE. The nearest is Manjot Optical, approximately 0.6 miles away.
* 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.