Area Information for Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP

Poplar Road in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Abbey ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP, 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 4AP.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Abbey
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 Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP:

Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4BL
Anderson Road, Smethwick, B66 4AR
Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4BW
Hagley Road, Smethwick, B66 4AX
Anderson Road, Smethwick, B66 4AQ
Hagley Road, Smethwick, B66 4AU

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 Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP 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 Poplar 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

The area containing Poplar Road, Smethwick consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 5
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 105
Flat (Purpose-Built) 26
Flat (Converted) 15
Residence in Commercial Building 15
Total 175
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The area containing Poplar Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 52% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 28
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 85
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 166

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 69
Two People 39
Three People 38
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 166

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 30
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 148

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 4AP however is predominantly male (56%). 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).

Gender
Male 195
Female 156
Total 351

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 37
5-7 7
8-9 3
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 8
18-19 5
20-24 28
25-29 48
30-44 122
45-59 52
60-64 7
65-74 9
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 351

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 4AP 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 158
Married 96
Divorced 17
Separated 8
Widowed 11
Same Sex 2
Total 292

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 204
Good 100
Fair 36
Bad 7
Very Bad 4
Total 351

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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) 138
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 20
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 22
Total 292

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 74% white.

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 259
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 16
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 15
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 6
Total 351

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 246
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 30
Other 54
Total 351

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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 4AP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 225
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 34
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 17
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 3
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 52

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 191
No Religion 102
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 2
Muslim 17
Sikh 10
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 19
Total 351

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Abbey ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 58% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 162
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 24
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 7
Total 279

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 28
HealthInc. Social Work 49
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 209

Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP 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, 131 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 4AP.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 131 crimes committed near Poplar 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 4AP. 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 4AP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2 miles
Langley Green 2.1 miles
The Hawthorns 2.2 miles
Five Ways 2.3 miles
Selly Oak 2.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.6 miles
Rowley Regis 2.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.2 miles
Bournville 3.6 miles
Old Hill 3.7 miles
Bordesley 3.8 miles
Perry Barr 4.1 miles
Duddeston 4.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 4.3 miles
Kings Norton 4.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest is Bearwood Primary School, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bearwood Primary School 620 yards
    
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 740 yards
    
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Abbey Junior School 0.6 miles
    
Abbey Infant School 0.6 miles
    
George Dixon Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.8 miles  
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Annie Lennard Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Lightwoods Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest is Lordswood Boys' School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lordswood Boys' School 270 yards
    
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 560 yards
    
George Dixon Academy 0.5 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.8 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 1.2 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.3 miles
    
Harborne Academy 1.5 miles
    
Q3 Academy Langley 1.6 miles
    
Edgbaston High School for Girls 1.7 miles  
Oldbury Academy 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest is Bearwood Medical Centre, approximately 610 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 Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest is Complete Dental - Bearwood, approximately 50 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 Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 600 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Poplar Road, Smethwick, B66 4AP. The nearest is Ocean Optical, approximately 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ocean Optical 50 yards
Scrivens Ltd 230 yards
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 240 yards
The Vision Centre 240 yards
Bainbridge Optometrists 400 yards
Low Vision Centre 0.7 miles
Spectrum Opticians 1 mile
Eyeland Opticians 1 mile
Cape Opticians 1 mile
Boots-Birmingham - Hagley Rd 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 4AP

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 20 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 46.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.7Mbps
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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