Area Information for Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB

Fentham Road in Aston is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Aston ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B6 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 B6 6BB.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Aston
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB 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 16 property sales in Fentham 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 Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham 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 12
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 110
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 60
Owned with Mortgage 21
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rent Free 3
Total 108

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 6
Two People 11
Three People 14
Four People 10
Five People 23
Six People 21
Seven People 5
8+ People 18
Total 108

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 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 45
Total 92

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 Birmingham, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 284
Female 280
Total 564

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B6 6BB 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 62
5-7 32
8-9 22
10-14 48
15 9
16-17 12
18-19 14
20-24 73
25-29 66
30-44 100
45-59 62
60-64 16
65-74 28
75-84 18
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 564

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B6 6BB 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 114
Married 247
Divorced 4
Separated 9
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 391

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 253
Good 202
Fair 83
Bad 22
Very Bad 4
Total 564

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Fentham Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 44% 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) 52
Apprenticeship 0
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 42
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 171
Other 43
Total 391

Ethnic Group Embed This

Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham 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 3% 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 17
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 144
Pakistani 266
Bangladeshi 68
Chinese 4
Other Asian 33
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Total 564

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham), 57% 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 321
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 241
Total 564

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 B6 6BB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 471
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 48
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 35

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 30
No Religion 2
Buddhist 7
Hindu 2
Jewish 3
Muslim 501
Sikh 5
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 13
Total 564

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Aston ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 64
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 45
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 56
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 46
Total 371

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 9
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 28
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 167

Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB is within the Aston policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 223 crimes were reported within half a mile of B6 6BB.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Aston. 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 B6 6BB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest railway station is Perry Barr, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Perry Barr 0.8 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 0.8 miles
Aston 1.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.5 miles
Duddeston 1.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.9 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.2 miles
Adderley Park 2.4 miles
Five Ways 2.4 miles
Bordesley 2.5 miles
The Hawthorns 2.7 miles
Erdington 3 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.1 miles
Small Heath 3.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.4 miles
Chester Road 3.5 miles
Stechford 4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest is Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy 460 yards
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School 460 yards
Birchfield Primary School 460 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic School 540 yards
Lozells Junior and Infant School and Nursery 700 yards
Heathfield Primary School 740 yards
Canterbury Cross Primary School 850 yards
Westminster Primary School half a mile
Aston Tower Community Primary School 0.6 miles
Anglesey Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest is Birmingham Independent College, approximately 300 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Birmingham Independent College 300 yards  
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 480 yards  
Holte School 560 yards
Broadway Academy 0.6 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 0.6 miles
Nishkam High School 0.7 miles
Aston Manor Academy 0.7 miles
Titan Aston Academy 0.8 miles
The Wisdom Academy 0.9 miles  
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 1 mile

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest is Laurie Pike Health Centre, approximately < 50 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 Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest is Dental Surgery, approximately 220 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 Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest is Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6BB. The nearest is Cox Opticians, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cox Opticians 360 yards
NVision Eyecare 420 yards
Gallery Opticians 460 yards
Roots Opticians 700 yards
Specs Direct 820 yards
20-20 Vision 820 yards
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 0.5 miles
Shah-Jallal Opticians 0.6 miles
Eyes & Vision 0.7 miles
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 0.7 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 B6 6BB

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 39 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 195.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 16.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 49.9Mbps
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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