Area Information for Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW
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|Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LN|
|Poplar Street, Smethwick, B66 3JQ|
|French Walls Way, Smethwick, B66 3JS|
|Nash Walk, Smethwick, B66 3TW|
|Elmcroft, Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3JN|
|Elmcroft, Windmill Lane, Smethwick, B66 3JW|
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW 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
The area containing Birchcroft, French Walls, 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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||1|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 81% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||14|
|Rented: From Council||146|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||6|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||13|
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||7|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||28|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||40|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||94|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around B66 3LW however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
The area around B66 3LW has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% 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 number of residents who are separated in B66 3LW 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.
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)||38|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||27|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||46|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||60|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||117|
Ethnic Group Embed This
Birchcroft, French Walls, 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 27% 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 (Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick), only 49% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.
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||5|
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 3LW
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||38|
|Middle East or Asia||32|
|North America or Caribbean||10|
|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
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)||34|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||42|
|Looking After Home or Family||35|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||23|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||16|
|Accommodation and Food||11|
|Information and Communication||4|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||3|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||2|
|HealthInc. Social Work||31|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||2|
Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW 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, 152 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 3LW.
|Crime:||Click here to view 152 crimes committed near Birchcroft|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Below are the details of the closest services to French Walls. 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 3LW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Smethwick Rolfe Street||0.7 miles|
|The Hawthorns||1 mile|
|Smethwick Galton Bridge||1.2 miles|
|Jewellery Quarter||1.8 miles|
|Langley Green||2.1 miles|
|Five Ways||2.3 miles|
|Birmingham Snow Hill||2.4 miles|
|Birmingham New Street||2.6 miles|
|Sandwell & Dudley||2.6 miles|
|Perry Barr||2.8 miles|
|Birmingham Moor Street||2.8 miles|
|Hamstead (Birmingham)||2.9 miles|
|University (Birmingham)||3 miles|
|Witton (West Midlands)||3.3 miles|
|Rowley Regis||3.4 miles|
|Selly Oak||3.6 miles|
|Adderley Park||4.2 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest is St Matthew's CofE Primary School, approximately 270 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Matthew's CofE Primary School||270 yards||
|St Philip's Catholic Primary School||380 yards||
|Victoria Park Primary||570 yards||
|Cape Primary School||700 yards||
|Shireland Hall Primary Academy||0.5 miles||
|Oasis Academy Foundry||0.6 miles||
|Summerfield Junior and Infant School||0.7 miles||
|Shireland Technology Primary School||0.7 miles|
|Crocketts Community Primary School||0.7 miles||
|City Road Primary School||0.7 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Shireland Collegiate Academy||0.7 miles||
|Holyhead School||0.9 miles||
|George Dixon Academy||1.1 miles||
|Sandwell Academy||1.2 miles||
|King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys||1.2 miles||
|St Paul's School for Girls||1.3 miles||
|Holly Lodge High School College of Science||1.5 miles||
|King Edward VI Handsworth School||1.5 miles||
|Lordswood Boys' School||1.5 miles||
|St John Wall Catholic School||1.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest is Cape Hill Medical Centre, approximately 540 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Cape Hill Medical Centre||540 yards|
|Norvic Family Practice||540 yards|
|Victoria Health Centre||540 yards|
|The Smethwick Medical Centre||0.6 miles|
|Dr B P Choudhary And Dr R Choudhary||0.7 miles|
|Ejaz Medical Centre||0.7 miles|
|City Road Medical Centre||0.7 miles|
|Hawthorns Medical Centre||0.8 miles|
|Rotton Park Medical Centre||0.8 miles|
|Cavendish Medical Practice||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 540 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|BCHC - Special Care||540 yards|
|Capehill Dental Practice||half a mile|
|Waterloo Dental Surgery||0.5 miles|
|City Dental Practice||0.6 miles|
|Synergy Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Smethwick Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Dental Surgery||1 mile|
|Central Ortho||1 mile|
|Sohal Dental Practice||1.1 miles|
|BCHC - Special Care||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.
|City Hospital||1 mile|
|City Hospital Birmingham (Alliance Medical Scanning)||1 mile|
|Mary Seacole House||1.1 miles|
|Beverley House||1.2 miles|
|Woodbourne Priory Hospital||1.5 miles|
|The Westbourne Centre||2.2 miles|
|Edward Street Day Hospital||2.6 miles|
|Edward Street Hospital||2.6 miles|
|BMI Edgbaston Hospital||2.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birchcroft, French Walls, Smethwick, B66 3LW. The nearest is Cape Opticians, approximately 760 yards 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.
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Broadband in B66 3LW
This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 24 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||32.9Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||80Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||5.7Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||20Mbps|
|Superfast Broadband Available||Yes|
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