Area Information for Smethwick, B66 4HL

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 4HL, 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 December 2008. 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 4HL:

Norma Rose Close, Smethwick, B66 4HU
Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4HN
Newlands Green, Smethwick, B66 4LL
Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4HH
Millpool Way, Smethwick, B66 4HD
Bearwood Road, Smethwick, B66 4LJ

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 4HL 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

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 22
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 75
Flat (Purpose-Built) 108
Flat (Converted) 7
Total 238
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 75
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 233

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 122
Two People 43
Three People 22
Four People 20
Five People 12
Six People 7
Seven People 1
8+ People 6
Total 233

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 25
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 67
Total 115

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.

Male 278
Female 317
Total 595

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 38
5-7 23
8-9 18
10-14 25
15 1
16-17 9
18-19 12
20-24 25
25-29 43
30-44 83
45-59 65
60-64 31
65-74 62
75-84 93
85-89 40
90+ 27
Total 595

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B66 4HL the number widowed residents is high - 18% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 151
Married 178
Divorced 32
Separated 19
Widowed 110
Same Sex 0
Total 490

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 (59%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 174
Good 176
Fair 167
Bad 58
Very Bad 20
Total 595

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B66 4HL and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 56% 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) 57
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 276
Other 46
Total 490

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 43% 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 257
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 91
Pakistani 75
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 1
Other Asian 37
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 48
Total 595

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 391
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 14
Other 176
Total 595

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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 4HL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 412
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 126

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 251
No Religion 46
Buddhist 1
Hindu 16
Jewish 0
Muslim 119
Sikh 128
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 30
Total 595

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% 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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 30
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 21
Other 23
Total 330

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 18
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 1
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 140

Smethwick, B66 4HL 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, 182 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 4HL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 182 crimes committed near B66 4HL
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 4HL. 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 4HL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B66 4HL. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.5 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1 mile
The Hawthorns 1.1 miles
Langley Green 1.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.3 miles
Five Ways 2.6 miles
Rowley Regis 2.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.9 miles
Birmingham New Street 3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.3 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.5 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.9 miles
Bordesley 4 miles
Old Hill 4 miles
Duddeston 4 miles
Aston 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B66 4HL. The nearest is Crocketts Community Primary School, approximately 430 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crocketts Community Primary School 430 yards
Victoria Park Primary 450 yards
Shireland Technology Primary School 640 yards  
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 790 yards
Uplands Manor Primary School 870 yards
Cape Primary School 0.5 miles
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.7 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B66 4HL. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 630 yards
George Dixon Academy 1 mile
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.1 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.2 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.3 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.4 miles
Holyhead School 1.4 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.5 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Smethwick, B66 4HL. The nearest is Dr B P Choudhary And Dr R Choudhary, approximately 280 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 4HL. 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 Smethwick, B66 4HL. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1 mile away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B66 4HL. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians 320 yards
Spectrum Opticians 520 yards
Eyeland Opticians 580 yards
Cape Opticians 750 yards
Express Vision Care 0.6 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.7 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 0.9 miles
Manjot Optical 0.9 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 1 mile
Scrivens Ltd 1 mile

* 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.