Area Information for Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ

Messenger Road 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 Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ, 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 3EQ.

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 Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ:

Watt Street, Smethwick, B66 3DA
George Ryder Road, Smethwick, B66 3AX
Baldwin Street, Smethwick, B66 3RP
Rabone Lane, Smethwick, B66 3JH
Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EB
Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3DU

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 Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ 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 2 property sales in Messenger Road 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

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 28
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 39
Flat (Purpose-Built) 22
Flat (Converted) 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Messenger Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 24
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 21
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 118

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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 43
Two People 17
Three People 20
Four People 17
Five People 7
Six People 9
Seven People 3
8+ People 2
Total 118

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 52
Total 107

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 161
Female 174
Total 335

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 3EQ has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 43
5-7 21
8-9 8
10-14 25
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 9
20-24 25
25-29 21
30-44 79
45-59 58
60-64 9
65-74 14
75-84 6
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 335

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 3EQ 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 94
Married 98
Divorced 20
Separated 7
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 234

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 159
Good 108
Fair 44
Bad 21
Very Bad 3
Total 335

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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) 42
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 65
Other 27
Total 234

Ethnic Group Embed This

Messenger Road, 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 18% 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 59
Mixed Ethnicity 33
Indian 89
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 9
Other Asian 25
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 23
Total 335

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Messenger Road, Smethwick), 59% 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 197
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 125
Total 335

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B66 3EQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 214
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 27
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 4
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 50

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 114
No Religion 37
Buddhist 0
Hindu 24
Jewish 0
Muslim 45
Sikh 94
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 18
Total 335

Economic Activity Embed This

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 62
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 32
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 11
Total 226

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 15
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 121

Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ 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, 123 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 3EQ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 123 crimes committed near Messenger Road
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 3EQ. 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 3EQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 830 yards
The Hawthorns 0.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1 mile
Langley Green 1.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.4 miles
Five Ways 2.6 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.6 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.8 miles
Perry Barr 2.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.2 miles
Rowley Regis 3.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.4 miles
Duddeston 3.7 miles
Aston 3.8 miles
Bordesley 3.8 miles
Selly Oak 3.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest is St Philip's Catholic Primary School, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 120 yards
    
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 580 yards
    
Victoria Park Primary 610 yards
    
Galton Valley Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Wattville Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Cape Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.7 miles
    
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.8 miles
    
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.8 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.8 miles
    
Holyhead School 0.9 miles
    
Sandwell Academy 1 mile
    
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.2 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.3 miles
    
George Dixon Academy 1.3 miles
    
St John Wall Catholic School 1.5 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 1.6 miles
    
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.6 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest is The Smethwick Medical Centre, approximately 640 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 Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 710 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 710 yards
Smethwick Dental Practice 0.6 miles
Capehill Dental Practice 0.6 miles
Waterloo Dental Surgery 0.6 miles
Dental Surgery 0.9 miles
City Dental Practice 0.9 miles
Synergy Dental Practice 1.1 miles
Sohal Dental Practice 1.1 miles
Central Ortho 1.1 miles
BCHC - Special Care 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Messenger Road, Smethwick, B66 3EQ. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians 770 yards
Eyeland Opticians 0.6 miles
Cape Opticians 0.6 miles
Express Vision Care 0.6 miles
Spectrum Opticians 0.6 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.7 miles
Manjot Optical 0.8 miles
Specs Eye Centre 0.9 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.9 miles
Eye Centre 1 mile

* 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.


 

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Broadband in B66 3EQ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 17 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 83.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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