Area Information for High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ

High Street 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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ, 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 3NJ.

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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ:

Victoria Avenue, Smethwick, B66 3NS
High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NL
High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NT
Brailsford Drive, Smethwick, B66 3NH
High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NU
Crocketts Lane, Smethwick, B66 3BW

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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ 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 15 property sales in High Street 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 High Street, 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 3
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 37
Flat (Purpose-Built) 107
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 161
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing High Street, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 57% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12
Owned with Mortgage 15
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 87
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 36
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 3
Total 159

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 100
Two People 27
Three People 18
Four People 10
Five People 2
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 159

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 53
Total 110

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 128
Female 143
Total 271

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 19
5-7 7
8-9 1
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 5
18-19 8
20-24 22
25-29 30
30-44 60
45-59 43
60-64 4
65-74 25
75-84 19
85-89 10
90+ 5
Total 271

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 3NJ 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 96
Married 68
Divorced 27
Separated 9
Widowed 31
Same Sex 0
Total 231

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 94
Good 100
Fair 39
Bad 35
Very Bad 3
Total 271

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

High Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% 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) 42
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 93
Other 22
Total 231

Ethnic Group Embed This

High Street, 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 40% 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 108
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 61
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 8
Other Asian 5
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 41
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 2
Total 271

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (High Street, Smethwick), 65% 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 176
Wales 2
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 12
Other 76
Total 271

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 3NJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 164
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 34
North America or Caribbean 5
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.

Religion
Christian 131
No Religion 41
Buddhist 0
Hindu 18
Jewish 0
Muslim 18
Sikh 41
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 271

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 60
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 12
Total 197

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 103

High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ 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 February 2021, 156 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 3NJ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 156 crimes committed near High Street
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 3NJ. 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 3NJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 620 yards
Smethwick Galton Bridge 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Langley Green 1.6 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.3 miles
Five Ways 2.7 miles
Rowley Regis 2.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.9 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.1 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.2 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.7 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.8 miles
Old Hill 4 miles
Bordesley 4 miles
Duddeston 4.1 miles
Dudley Port 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest is Crocketts Community Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crocketts Community Primary School 290 yards
    
Victoria Park Primary 470 yards
    
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 810 yards
    
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 820 yards
    
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.5 miles  
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.6 miles
    
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.6 miles
    
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Cape Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Galton Valley Primary School 0.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.5 miles
    
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1 mile
    
George Dixon Academy 1.2 miles
    
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
    
Holyhead School 1.3 miles
    
Lordswood Boys' School 1.4 miles
    
V.A.S.E Academy 1.4 miles  
Q3 Academy Langley 1.5 miles
    
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest is Dr B P Choudhary And Dr R Choudhary, approximately 250 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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest is Smethwick Dental Practice, approximately 770 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 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians < 50 yards
Spectrum Opticians 780 yards
Eyeland Opticians 800 yards
Express Vision Care 860 yards
Avmal Eyewear 0.5 miles
Cape Opticians 0.5 miles
Manjot Optical 1 mile
Latenight Pharmacy 1.1 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.1 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.2 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.


 

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Broadband in B66 3NJ

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. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 46.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 107Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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