Area Information for Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH

Lightwoods Road in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Abbey ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B67 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 B67 5BH.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Abbey
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 Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH:

Milcote Road, Smethwick, B67 5BG
Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BE
Adkins Lane, Smethwick, B67 5DP
Herbert Road, Smethwick, B67 5DD
Anderson Road, Smethwick, B67 5DR
Milcote Road, Smethwick, B67 5BQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B67 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH 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 53 property sales in Lightwoods 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 Lightwoods 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 1
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 116
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Lightwoods Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rent Free 3
Total 125

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 43
Two People 31
Three People 26
Four People 18
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 125

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 46
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
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.

Gender
Male 148
Female 147
Total 295

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 8
8-9 5
10-14 11
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 7
20-24 20
25-29 31
30-44 87
45-59 56
60-64 3
65-74 13
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 295

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B67 5BH 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 110
Married 92
Divorced 17
Separated 9
Widowed 8
Same Sex 0
Total 236

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.

Health
Very Good 159
Good 86
Fair 37
Bad 13
Very Bad 0
Total 295

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Lightwoods Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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) 118
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 4
Total 236

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% white.

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 246
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 9
Pakistani 10
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 295

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 254
Wales 4
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 7
Other 24
Total 295

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 B67 5BH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 227
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 44

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.

Religion
Christian 153
No Religion 103
Buddhist 1
Hindu 8
Jewish 0
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 18
Total 295

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Abbey ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 119
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 17
Unemployed 12
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 1
Total 222

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 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 14
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 22
HealthInc. Social Work 30
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 163

Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Lightwoods Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Smethwick Town
Force Website: https://west-midlands.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to B67 5BH. 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 B67 5BH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.6 miles
Langley Green 2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.1 miles
The Hawthorns 2.3 miles
Five Ways 2.5 miles
Rowley Regis 2.5 miles
Selly Oak 2.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.7 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.1 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.4 miles
Old Hill 3.6 miles
Bournville 3.7 miles
Bordesley 3.9 miles
Perry Barr 4.2 miles
Duddeston 4.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 4.4 miles
Kings Norton 4.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest is St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 570 yards
    
Bearwood Primary School 600 yards
    
Abbey Junior School 780 yards
    
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School 840 yards
    
Abbey Infant School half a mile
    
George Dixon Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Lightwoods Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Annie Lennard Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.8 miles  
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.9 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest is Lordswood Boys' School, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lordswood Boys' School 490 yards
    
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 720 yards
    
George Dixon Academy 0.7 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.8 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
    
St Paul's School for Girls 1.3 miles
    
Q3 Academy Langley 1.5 miles
    
Harborne Academy 1.6 miles
    
Oldbury Academy 1.7 miles
    
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest is Bearwood 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 Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest is Complete Dental - Bearwood, 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 Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 840 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Lightwoods Road, Smethwick, B67 5BH. The nearest is Ocean Optical, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ocean Optical 220 yards
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 270 yards
The Vision Centre 270 yards
Scrivens Ltd 290 yards
Bainbridge Optometrists 410 yards
Low Vision Centre 0.8 miles
Spectrum Opticians 1 mile
Eyeland Opticians 1.1 miles
Cape Opticians 1.1 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.2 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 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 32 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 46.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband 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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