Area Information for Smethwick, B66 3HZ

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 3HZ, 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 May 1994. 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 3HZ:

Tiverton Road, Smethwick, B66 3HX
Bideford Road, Smethwick, B66 3HT
Shaldon Walk, Smethwick, B66 3HU
Honiton Walk, Smethwick, B66 3HR
Victoria Park Road, Smethwick, B66 3QL
Kingsbridge Walk, Smethwick, B66 3HP

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 3HZ 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 flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 12
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 44
Flat (Purpose-Built) 90
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 169
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 72% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 107
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 11
Total 163

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 82
Two People 44
Three People 14
Four People 11
Five People 4
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 3
Total 163

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 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 94

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 49% male.

Male 164
Female 168
Total 332

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 18
5-7 17
8-9 5
10-14 24
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 5
20-24 18
25-29 17
30-44 64
45-59 44
60-64 22
65-74 53
75-84 33
85-89 7
90+ 2
Total 332

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 3HZ 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 83
Married 96
Divorced 43
Separated 11
Widowed 35
Same Sex 0
Total 268

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.

However, this area of the Soho and Victoria ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (55%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 98
Good 84
Fair 87
Bad 51
Very Bad 12
Total 332

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B66 3HZ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 27
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 14
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 146
Other 20
Total 268

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 35% 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 117
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 47
Pakistani 42
Bangladeshi 5
Other Asian 27
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 57
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 11
Total 332

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Smethwick), 66% 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 218
Wales 2
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 3
Other 103
Total 332

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 3HZ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 223
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 70

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 145
No Religion 33
Buddhist 0
Hindu 8
Jewish 0
Muslim 60
Sikh 62
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 332

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 54
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 5
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 39
Other 7
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 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 5
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 89

Smethwick, B66 3HZ 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.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 3HZ. 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 3HZ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 3HZ. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 810 yards
The Hawthorns 0.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1 mile
Langley Green 1.8 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.1 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.4 miles
Five Ways 2.5 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.8 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3 miles
Perry Barr 3 miles
University (Birmingham) 3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.1 miles
Rowley Regis 3.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.5 miles
Selly Oak 3.7 miles
Duddeston 3.8 miles
Bordesley 3.8 miles
Aston 3.9 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 3HZ. The nearest is Victoria Park Primary, approximately 240 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Victoria Park Primary 240 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 390 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 390 yards
Crocketts Community Primary School 760 yards
Cape Primary School 830 yards
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.6 miles  
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Galton Valley Primary School 0.6 miles
Wattville Primary School 0.8 miles
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.6 miles
Holyhead School 1.1 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.1 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.1 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.2 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.4 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.5 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.5 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.5 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 3HZ. The nearest is Norvic Family Practice, approximately 370 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 3HZ. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 370 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 370 yards
Capehill Dental Practice 760 yards
Waterloo Dental Surgery 790 yards
Smethwick Dental Practice 0.6 miles
City Dental Practice 0.8 miles
Central Ortho 0.9 miles
Synergy Dental Practice 1.1 miles
Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
West Park Dental Care 1.2 miles
Sandon Dental Practice 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Smethwick, B66 3HZ. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 3HZ. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians 480 yards
Eyeland Opticians 700 yards
Cape Opticians 760 yards
Spectrum Opticians 760 yards
Express Vision Care 0.6 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.7 miles
Manjot Optical 0.8 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.8 miles
Eye Centre 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.