Area Information for Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP

Lime Grove 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 Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP, 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 4QP.

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 Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP:

Poplar Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QW
Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QN
Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QT
Edith Road, Smethwick, B66 4QY
Shireland Road, Smethwick, B66 4QJ
Edith Road, Smethwick, B66 4QX

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 Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP 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 9 property sales in Lime Grove 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 Lime Grove, Florence 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 18
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 76
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 121
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 29% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rent Free 1
Total 118

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 16
Two People 23
Three People 26
Four People 25
Five People 9
Six People 10
Seven People 0
8+ People 9
Total 118

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
Total 105

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 48% male.

Male 207
Female 221
Total 428

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B66 4QP has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 31% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 56
5-7 27
8-9 17
10-14 30
15 3
16-17 12
18-19 19
20-24 37
25-29 49
30-44 99
45-59 49
60-64 10
65-74 11
75-84 7
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 428

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B66 4QP 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 105
Married 153
Divorced 19
Separated 7
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 295

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 211
Good 149
Fair 44
Bad 22
Very Bad 2
Total 428

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) 50
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 20
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 100
Other 36
Total 295

Ethnic Group Embed This

Lime Grove, Florence 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 17% 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 74
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 65
Pakistani 182
Bangladeshi 4
Other Asian 21
Black African 23
Black Caribbean 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 8
Total 428

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick), 55% 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 237
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 34
Other 154
Total 428

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 4QP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 278
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 35
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 42
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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.

Christian 88
No Religion 19
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 233
Sikh 48
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 26
Total 428

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Soho and Victoria ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% 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 55
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 51
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 33
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 17
Other 31
Total 286

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 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 17
Accommodation and Food 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 133

Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP 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 December 2020, 200 crimes were reported within half a mile of B66 4QP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 200 crimes committed near Lime Grove
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Below are the details of the closest services to B66 4QP. 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 4QP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1.4 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.9 miles
Langley Green 2 miles
Five Ways 2.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.5 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.6 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.7 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.8 miles
Rowley Regis 3.1 miles
Selly Oak 3.2 miles
Perry Barr 3.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.4 miles
Bordesley 3.5 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.7 miles
Duddeston 3.7 miles
Aston 3.9 miles
Old Hill 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest is Shireland Hall Primary Academy, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Hall Primary Academy 320 yards
Cape Primary School 320 yards
Shireland Technology Primary School 440 yards  
Victoria Park Primary 690 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 700 yards
George Dixon Primary School 0.6 miles
City Road Primary School 0.6 miles
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Bearwood Primary School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 470 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 470 yards
George Dixon Academy 0.6 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1 mile
St Paul's School for Girls 1 mile
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.1 miles
Holyhead School 1.5 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.5 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.5 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.6 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest is Cape Hill Medical Centre, approximately 500 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 Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest is Capehill Dental Practice, approximately 210 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 Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lime Grove, Florence Road, Smethwick, B66 4QP. The nearest is Cape Opticians, approximately 190 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cape Opticians 190 yards
Eyeland Opticians 230 yards
Spectrum Opticians 260 yards
Manjot Optical 0.6 miles
Vineys Opticians 0.6 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 0.6 miles
Eye Centre 0.7 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 0.8 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.8 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.


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Broadband in B66 4QP

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 72.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 107Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.5Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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