Area Information for Smethwick, B66 3EP

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 3EP, 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 1984. 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 3EP:

Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3NP
Windmill Precinct, Smethwick, B66 3NQ
Windmill Precinct, Smethwick, B66 3NW
Jordan Close, Smethwick, B66 3HD
Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3LX
Croxall Way, Smethwick, B66 3HA

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 3EP 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 9
Semi-Detached 48
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 75
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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 7
Owned with Mortgage 4
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 8
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 47
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 74

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 18
Two People 14
Three People 15
Four People 11
Five People 12
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 74

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 2
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 63

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 44% male.

Male 101
Female 126
Total 227

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 3EP has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 34% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 24
5-7 19
8-9 9
10-14 20
15 6
16-17 10
18-19 10
20-24 21
25-29 13
30-44 46
45-59 34
60-64 3
65-74 5
75-84 7
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 227

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B66 3EP is high - 6% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 78
Married 33
Divorced 15
Separated 14
Widowed 7
Same Sex 2
Total 149

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 117
Good 70
Fair 20
Bad 15
Very Bad 5
Total 227

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) 18
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 57
Other 16
Total 149

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 28% 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 28
Indian 19
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 1
Other Asian 7
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 58
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 4
Total 227

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 163
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 4
Other 57
Total 227

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 3EP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 149
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 47

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 111
No Religion 44
Buddhist 0
Hindu 9
Jewish 0
Muslim 35
Sikh 8
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 19
Total 227

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 35
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 32
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 6
Total 142

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 7
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 69

Smethwick, B66 3EP 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, 168 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 3EP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 168 crimes committed near B66 3EP
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 3EP. 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 3EP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 3EP. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.7 miles
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.9 miles
Langley Green 2 miles
Five Ways 2.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.5 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.9 miles
Perry Barr 2.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Rowley Regis 3.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.4 miles
Selly Oak 3.6 miles
Bordesley 3.6 miles
Duddeston 3.6 miles
Aston 3.7 miles
Adderley Park 4.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 3EP. The nearest is St Matthew's CofE Primary School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 90 yards
Victoria Park Primary 360 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 410 yards
Cape Primary School 590 yards
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 830 yards
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.6 miles  
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.6 miles
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.7 miles
City Road Primary School 0.7 miles
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B66 3EP. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.6 miles
Holyhead School 1 mile
George Dixon Academy 1.1 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.4 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.4 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 3EP. The nearest is Norvic Family Practice, approximately 330 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 3EP. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 330 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
BCHC - Special Care 330 yards
Capehill Dental Practice 710 yards
Waterloo Dental Surgery 750 yards
City Dental Practice 0.6 miles
Smethwick Dental Practice 0.8 miles
Synergy Dental Practice 0.9 miles
Central Ortho 0.9 miles
Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
Sandon Dental Practice 1.2 miles
Sohal Dental Practice 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Smethwick, B66 3EP. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 3EP. The nearest is Cape Opticians, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cape Opticians 600 yards
Eyeland Opticians 630 yards
Spectrum Opticians 730 yards
Vineys Opticians 790 yards
Manjot Optical 0.6 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.6 miles
Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Express Vision Care 0.8 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.9 miles
Specs Eye Centre 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.