Area Information for Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX

Waterloo Road 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 Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX, 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 4JX.

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 Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX:

Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4LD
Shireland Road, Smethwick, B66 4RS
Cape Hill, Smethwick, B66 4RN
Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JU
Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JW
Shireland Road, Smethwick, B66 4RQ

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 Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX 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 3 property sales in Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 8
Semi-Detached 21
Terraced 94
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 12
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Total 184
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Waterloo Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 44
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 10
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 14
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 64
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 9
Total 167

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 47
Two People 33
Three People 27
Four People 28
Five People 18
Six People 10
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
Total 167

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 71
Total 145

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 52% male.

Male 255
Female 235
Total 490

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 52
5-7 24
8-9 18
10-14 21
15 2
16-17 13
18-19 12
20-24 57
25-29 55
30-44 127
45-59 63
60-64 11
65-74 18
75-84 13
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 490

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 4JX 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 147
Married 179
Divorced 24
Separated 8
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 373

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 205
Good 186
Fair 73
Bad 21
Very Bad 5
Total 490

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) 76
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 40
No GCSEs or Equivalent 127
Other 65
Total 373

Ethnic Group Embed This

Waterloo Road, 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 95
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 116
Pakistani 134
Other Asian 34
Black African 45
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 16
Total 490

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Waterloo Road, Smethwick), only 46% 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
England 227
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 49
Other 210
Total 490

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 4JX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 271
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 65
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 72
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 60

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 137
No Religion 19
Buddhist 2
Hindu 32
Jewish 0
Muslim 195
Sikh 76
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 29
Total 490

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% 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 96
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 36
Self Employed 30
Unemployed 45
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 58
Retired 18
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 19
Total 356

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 28
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 18
Accommodation and Food 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 178

Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX 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, 220 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 4JX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 220 crimes committed near Waterloo Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 4JX. 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 4JX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.8 miles
The Hawthorns 1.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.3 miles
Langley Green 1.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2 miles
Five Ways 2.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.6 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.7 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.9 miles
Rowley Regis 3 miles
Perry Barr 3.2 miles
Selly Oak 3.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.4 miles
Bordesley 3.6 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.7 miles
Duddeston 3.8 miles
Aston 4 miles
Old Hill 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest is Shireland Technology Primary School, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Technology Primary School 360 yards  
Cape Primary School 430 yards
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 510 yards
Victoria Park Primary 530 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 640 yards
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.6 miles
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
George Dixon Primary School 0.7 miles
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.7 miles
City Road Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 390 yards
George Dixon Academy 0.7 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1 mile
St Paul's School for Girls 1.1 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.2 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.4 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.4 miles
Holyhead School 1.4 miles
V.A.S.E Academy 1.5 miles  
Sandwell Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest is Norvic Family Practice, approximately 410 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 Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest is Capehill Dental Practice, 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 Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JX. The nearest is Spectrum Opticians, approximately 60 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectrum Opticians 60 yards
Eyeland Opticians 80 yards
Cape Opticians 240 yards
Vineys Opticians 820 yards
Manjot Optical 0.6 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.7 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 0.8 miles
Eye Centre 0.8 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.9 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 0.9 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.