Area Information for Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL

Priory Close 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 Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL, 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 3SL.

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 Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL:

Wills Way, Smethwick, B66 3SS
Raglan Road, Smethwick, B66 3SU
Unett Street, Smethwick, B66 3SY
New Hope Road, Smethwick, B66 3TY
Ashley Road, Smethwick, B66 3TL
New Hope Road, Smethwick, B66 3TX

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 Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL 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 5 property sales in Priory Close 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 10
Semi-Detached 13
Terraced 53
Flat (Purpose-Built) 48
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Priory Close, 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 8
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 85
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 8
Total 124

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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 34
Two People 24
Three People 17
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 15
Seven People 10
8+ People 5
Total 124

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 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 60
Total 99

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 51% male.

Male 214
Female 209
Total 423

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 3SL has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 38% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 39
5-7 26
8-9 22
10-14 61
15 13
16-17 18
18-19 20
20-24 28
25-29 23
30-44 82
45-59 56
60-64 3
65-74 18
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 423

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B66 3SL is high - 5% 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 117
Married 94
Divorced 15
Separated 23
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 262

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 217
Good 113
Fair 60
Bad 23
Very Bad 10
Total 423

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Priory Close and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% 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) 26
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 110
Other 26
Total 262

Ethnic Group Embed This

Priory Close, 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 19% 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 81
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 13
Pakistani 116
Bangladeshi 18
Chinese 1
Other Asian 18
Black African 53
Black Caribbean 58
Other Black/African/Caribbean 38
Other 13
Total 423

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Priory Close, Smethwick), 53% 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 226
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 25
Other 169
Total 423

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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 3SL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 84

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 121
No Religion 27
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 210
Sikh 19
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 41
Total 423

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 33
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 43
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 47
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 20
Total 248

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 91

Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL 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, 211 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 3SL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 211 crimes committed near Priory Close
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 3SL. 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 3SL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1.2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.4 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.7 miles
Five Ways 2.1 miles
Langley Green 2.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.7 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.8 miles
Perry Barr 2.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.3 miles
Rowley Regis 3.4 miles
Bordesley 3.4 miles
Duddeston 3.4 miles
Aston 3.6 miles
Adderley Park 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL. The nearest is Cape Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cape Primary School 320 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 370 yards
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 510 yards
Victoria Park Primary 670 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 810 yards
City Road Primary School 850 yards
Summerfield Junior and Infant School 0.6 miles
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.6 miles  
Oasis Academy Foundry 0.6 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.6 miles
George Dixon Academy 0.9 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.1 miles
Holyhead School 1.1 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.4 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.4 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.5 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.6 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL. The nearest is Cape Hill Medical Centre, approximately 130 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 Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 530 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 Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL. The nearest is City Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Priory Close, Smethwick, B66 3SL. The nearest is Cape Opticians, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cape Opticians 460 yards
Manjot Optical 580 yards
Eyeland Opticians 610 yards
Latenight Pharmacy 730 yards
Spectrum Opticians 730 yards
Eye Centre 0.5 miles
Vineys Opticians 0.6 miles
Express Vision Care 1.1 miles
Avmal Eyewear 1.1 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 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.


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Broadband in B66 3SL

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 25 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 72.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 7.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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