Area Information for Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ

Grove Lane 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 Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ, 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 2SQ.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in May 2006. 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 Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ:

Curtis Close, Smethwick, B66 2RE
Bishops Close, Smethwick, B66 2RD
Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2QT
Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SF
Khalsa Industrial Estate, Grove Street, Smethwick, B66 2QS
Halberton Street, Smethwick, B66 2QP

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 Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ 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 one property sale in Grove 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

The area containing Grove Lane, Smethwick consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 16
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 66
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 113
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Grove Lane, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 20
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 30
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rent Free 13
Total 108

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 15
Two People 20
Three People 21
Four People 15
Five People 17
Six People 11
Seven People 4
8+ People 5
Total 108

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 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 97

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.

Male 201
Female 205
Total 406

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 2SQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 38% 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 17
10-14 42
15 8
16-17 16
18-19 15
20-24 28
25-29 32
30-44 85
45-59 51
60-64 7
65-74 8
75-84 7
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 406

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 2SQ 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 106
Married 107
Divorced 12
Separated 12
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 250

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 195
Good 147
Fair 45
Bad 12
Very Bad 7
Total 406

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) 34
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 27
No GCSEs or Equivalent 80
Other 46
Total 250

Ethnic Group Embed This

Grove 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 9% 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 38
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 20
Pakistani 160
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 8
Other Asian 40
Black African 57
Black Caribbean 33
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 15
Total 406

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Grove Lane, 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 229
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 4
Other 168
Total 406

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 2SQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 293
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 53

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 106
No Religion 20
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 241
Sikh 22
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 406

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 20% 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 50
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 48
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 32
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 18
Total 242

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 105

Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ 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, 217 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 2SQ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 217 crimes committed near Grove Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 2SQ. 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 2SQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.6 miles
Five Ways 2.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.2 miles
Langley Green 2.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.7 miles
Perry Barr 2.8 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.2 miles
Bordesley 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.4 miles
Duddeston 3.4 miles
Rowley Regis 3.5 miles
Aston 3.5 miles
Adderley Park 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest is Cape Primary School, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cape Primary School 450 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 470 yards
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 610 yards
Victoria Park Primary 790 yards
City Road Primary School 810 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 830 yards
Summerfield Junior and Infant School half a mile
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.5 miles
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.7 miles  
Barford Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.7 miles
George Dixon Academy 0.9 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.1 miles
Holyhead School 1.1 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.4 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.5 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.5 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest is Cape Hill Medical Centre, approximately 280 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 Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest is City Dental Practice, 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 Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Grove Lane, Smethwick, B66 2SQ. The nearest is Manjot Optical, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manjot Optical 490 yards
Cape Opticians 600 yards
Latenight Pharmacy 650 yards
Eyeland Opticians 760 yards
Eye Centre 830 yards
Spectrum Opticians half a mile
Vineys Opticians 0.7 miles
Bansal Opticians 1.1 miles
K G Miles 1.1 miles
Express Vision Care 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.