Area Information for Birmingham, B6 6LY

This postcode in Birmingham 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 Birmingham, B6 6LY, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1990. 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 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

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 Birmingham, B6 6LY:

Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6LZ
Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6LX
Fentham Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6NA
Freer Road, Birmingham, B6 6NB
Freer Road, Birmingham, B6 6NG
Malthouse Croft, Birmingham, B6 6LF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Birmingham, B6 6LY 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 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 10
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 70
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 99
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 32
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 16
Rent Free 4
Total 97

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 12
Two People 15
Three People 11
Four People 14
Five People 14
Six People 19
Seven People 9
8+ People 3
Total 97

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 11
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 53
Total 85

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 51% male.

Male 214
Female 204
Total 418

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 32
5-7 19
8-9 15
10-14 29
15 7
16-17 20
18-19 13
20-24 58
25-29 51
30-44 81
45-59 48
60-64 15
65-74 11
75-84 15
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 418

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B6 6LY 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 123
Married 151
Divorced 8
Separated 13
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 316

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 201
Good 133
Fair 50
Bad 26
Very Bad 8
Total 418

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) 71
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 50
No GCSEs or Equivalent 105
Other 26
Total 316

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 2% 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 7
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 112
Pakistani 161
Bangladeshi 66
Chinese 2
Other Asian 19
Black African 23
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 418

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Birmingham), 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 221
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 1
Other 195
Total 418

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 6LY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 341
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 36
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 32

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 33
No Religion 11
Buddhist 1
Hindu 10
Jewish 1
Muslim 330
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 28
Total 418

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Aston ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 20% 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 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 29
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 60
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 41
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 17
Total 297

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 131

Birmingham, B6 6LY 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 November 2020, 236 crimes were reported within half a mile of B6 6LY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 236 crimes committed near B6 6LY
Neighbourhood Team Address Aston
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Below are the details of the closest services to B6 6LY. 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 6LY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest railway station is Witton (West Midlands), approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Witton (West Midlands) 0.6 miles
Perry Barr 0.7 miles
Aston 1 mile
Jewellery Quarter 1.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.6 miles
Duddeston 1.6 miles
Gravelly Hill 1.9 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.9 miles
Birmingham New Street 2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 2.2 miles
Adderley Park 2.3 miles
Bordesley 2.5 miles
Five Ways 2.6 miles
Erdington 2.8 miles
The Hawthorns 2.9 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 3.3 miles
Chester Road 3.3 miles
Small Heath 3.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 3.6 miles
Wylde Green 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest is Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy 380 yards
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School 380 yards
Birchfield Primary School 400 yards
Sacred Heart Catholic School 520 yards
Canterbury Cross Primary School 690 yards
Aston Tower Community Primary School 0.6 miles
Lozells Junior and Infant School and Nursery 0.6 miles
Heathfield Primary School 0.6 miles
Westminster Primary School 0.6 miles
Yew Tree Community Junior and Infant School (NC) 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest is Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 400 yards  
Broadway Academy 740 yards
King Edward VI Aston School 830 yards
Holte School half a mile
Aston Manor Academy 0.8 miles
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham 0.8 miles
Nishkam High School 0.9 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth School 1.2 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.3 miles
King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest is Al-Shafa Medical Centre, approximately 300 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 Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 410 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 Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest is Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 1.4 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.5 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.6 miles
Ashcroft 1.7 miles
Mary Seacole House 1.7 miles
Eden Unit 1.9 miles
Forward House 1.9 miles
Endeavour Court 2 miles
Reservoir Court 2 miles
City Hospital 2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Birmingham, B6 6LY. The nearest is Roots Opticians, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Roots Opticians 360 yards
Cox Opticians 530 yards
NVision Eyecare 570 yards
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 600 yards
Shah-Jallal Opticians 790 yards
Gallery Opticians 820 yards
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 0.5 miles
Eyes & Vision 0.7 miles
20-20 Vision 0.7 miles
Specs Direct 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.