Area Information for Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT

Thimblemill 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 Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT, 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.

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 Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT:

Reginald Road, Smethwick, B67 5AS
Reginald Road, Smethwick, B67 5AF
Hewitson Gardens, Gladys Road, Smethwick, B67 5AR
Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QS
Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5RP
Gladys Road, Smethwick, B67 5AW

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 Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT 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 Thimblemill 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 3
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 112
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Thimblemill 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 25
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 39
Rented: Other 2
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 20
Two People 51
Three People 29
Four People 14
Five People 1
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 102

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 138
Female 150
Total 288

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 31
5-7 4
8-9 2
10-14 18
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 6
20-24 22
25-29 38
30-44 85
45-59 40
60-64 9
65-74 14
75-84 12
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 288

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B67 5QT 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 104
Married 103
Divorced 9
Separated 6
Widowed 9
Same Sex 0
Total 231

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 136
Good 117
Fair 21
Bad 9
Very Bad 5
Total 288

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) 84
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 36
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 27
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 41
Other 15
Total 231

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% 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 209
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 15
Pakistani 12
Other Asian 5
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 4
Total 288

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 230
Wales 7
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 19
Other 30
Total 288

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 5QT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 202
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 21
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 41

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 141
No Religion 84
Buddhist 4
Hindu 3
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 17
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 24
Total 288

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Abbey ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% 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 115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 32
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 6
Total 218

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 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 21
Total 174

Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT 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 November 2020, 135 crimes were reported within half a mile of B67 5QT.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 135 crimes committed near Thimblemill Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B67 5QT. 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 5QT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.1 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.5 miles
Langley Green 1.6 miles
The Hawthorns 1.8 miles
Rowley Regis 2.4 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.6 miles
Five Ways 2.7 miles
Selly Oak 3.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.1 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.2 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.4 miles
Old Hill 3.5 miles
Perry Barr 3.9 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 4 miles
Bordesley 4.1 miles
Bournville 4.2 miles
Duddeston 4.4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest is Bearwood Primary School, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bearwood Primary School 390 yards
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 500 yards
Abbey Infant School 570 yards
Uplands Manor Primary School 590 yards
Abbey Junior School 680 yards
Annie Lennard Primary School 800 yards
Shireland Technology Primary School 870 yards  
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.8 miles
George Dixon Primary School 0.8 miles
Victoria Park Primary 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 830 yards
Lordswood Boys' School 0.7 miles
George Dixon Academy 0.8 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 0.9 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 0.9 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.2 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1.4 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.4 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.5 miles
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest is Bearwood Road Surgery, approximately 410 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 Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest is Central Ortho, approximately 350 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 Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, B67 5QT. The nearest is Bainbridge Optometrists, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bainbridge Optometrists 590 yards
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 750 yards
The Vision Centre 750 yards
Scrivens Ltd 770 yards
Ocean Optical 0.5 miles
Spectrum Opticians 0.7 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.7 miles
Cape Opticians 0.8 miles
Vineys Opticians 0.8 miles
Express Vision Care 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.