Area Information for Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND

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 4ND, 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.

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 4ND:

Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4NE
Sycamore Road, Smethwick, B66 4NL
Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4NB
Marlborough Road, Smethwick, B66 4DN
Merrivale Road, Smethwick, B66 4DS
Pearman Road, Smethwick, B66 4LX

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 4ND 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

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 5
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 96
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 7
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 132
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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) - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 45
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 44
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 5
Total 132

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 38
Two People 27
Three People 25
Four People 11
Five People 21
Six People 8
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 132

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 48
Total 104

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 50% male.

Male 195
Female 192
Total 387

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 25
5-7 14
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 6
16-17 10
18-19 13
20-24 32
25-29 62
30-44 82
45-59 66
60-64 11
65-74 24
75-84 12
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 387

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 4ND 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 135
Married 140
Divorced 15
Separated 10
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 320

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 169
Good 131
Fair 45
Bad 30
Very Bad 12
Total 387

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) 61
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 43
No GCSEs or Equivalent 109
Other 40
Total 320

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 33% 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 126
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 84
Pakistani 91
Chinese 1
Other Asian 13
Black African 20
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 20
Total 387

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Waterloo Road, 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 207
Wales 3
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 45
Other 126
Total 387

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 4ND

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 246
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 27
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 56

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 128
No Religion 35
Buddhist 0
Hindu 9
Jewish 0
Muslim 101
Sikh 92
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 21
Total 387

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 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 22
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 18
Total 300

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 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 30
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 16
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 168

Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND 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, 188 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 4ND.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 188 crimes committed near Waterloo Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Smethwick Town
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 4ND. 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 4ND.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1 mile
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.5 miles
The Hawthorns 1.6 miles
Langley Green 1.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.2 miles
Five Ways 2.3 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.5 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.7 miles
Rowley Regis 2.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.1 miles
Selly Oak 3.1 miles
Perry Barr 3.5 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.7 miles
Bordesley 3.7 miles
Old Hill 3.9 miles
Duddeston 4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4 miles
Bournville 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND. The nearest is Shireland Technology Primary School, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Technology Primary School 190 yards  
Bearwood Primary School 730 yards
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 820 yards
Cape Primary School half a mile
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.5 miles
George Dixon Primary School 0.5 miles
Victoria Park Primary 0.6 miles
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 190 yards
George Dixon Academy 0.6 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 0.7 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 0.9 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.1 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.5 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.5 miles
Holyhead School 1.7 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND. The nearest is Bearwood Road Surgery, approximately 350 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 4ND. The nearest is Central Ortho, approximately 440 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 4ND. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4ND. The nearest is Spectrum Opticians, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Spectrum Opticians 510 yards
Eyeland Opticians 620 yards
Cape Opticians 730 yards
Bainbridge Optometrists half a mile
Scrivens Ltd 0.6 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 0.6 miles
The Vision Centre 0.6 miles
Vineys Opticians 0.6 miles
Ocean Optical 0.7 miles
Manjot Optical 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.