Area Information for Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD

Firs Lane 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 Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD, 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 6AD.

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 Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD:

Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6EL
Watery Lane, Smethwick, B67 6DQ
Arden Road, Smethwick, B67 6AA
Queens Mead, Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AB
Arden Road, Smethwick, B67 6AG
Watery Lane, Smethwick, B67 6DR

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 Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD 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 2 property sales in Firs Lane 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 Firs Lane, Smethwick consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 8
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 96
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 186
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Firs Lane, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 61% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 18
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 75
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 36
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 16
Total 182

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 91
Two People 34
Three People 19
Four People 23
Five People 8
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 182

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 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 59
Total 111

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 47% male.

Male 182
Female 209
Total 391

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B67 6AD has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 28% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 54
5-7 27
8-9 13
10-14 14
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 4
20-24 21
25-29 30
30-44 88
45-59 35
60-64 15
65-74 30
75-84 34
85-89 10
90+ 8
Total 391

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B67 6AD 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 81
Married 109
Divorced 34
Separated 13
Widowed 45
Same Sex 0
Total 282

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.

However, this area of the Soho and Victoria ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (68%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 139
Good 125
Fair 63
Bad 45
Very Bad 19
Total 391

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Firs Lane 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) 38
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 124
Other 39
Total 282

Ethnic Group Embed This

Firs Lane, 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 32% 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 127
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 69
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 22
Other Asian 30
Black African 39
Black Caribbean 42
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 12
Total 391

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Firs Lane, Smethwick), 58% 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 226
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 20
Other 143
Total 391

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 6AD

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 204
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 56
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 81

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 178
No Religion 42
Buddhist 0
Hindu 10
Jewish 0
Muslim 72
Sikh 70
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 391

Economic Activity Embed This

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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 33
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 39
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 11
Total 230

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 2
Manufacturing 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 11
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 20
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 93

Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD 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, 170 crimes were reported within half a mile of B67 6AD.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 170 crimes committed near Firs Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to B67 6AD. 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 6AD.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 620 yards
Smethwick Galton Bridge 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1 mile
Langley Green 1.5 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.3 miles
Five Ways 2.7 miles
Rowley Regis 2.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.2 miles
Perry Barr 3.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.3 miles
Selly Oak 3.7 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.8 miles
Old Hill 3.9 miles
Bordesley 4.1 miles
Dudley Port 4.1 miles
Duddeston 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest is Crocketts Community Primary School, approximately 220 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crocketts Community Primary School 220 yards
Victoria Park Primary 530 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School half a mile
St Philip's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.5 miles  
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.5 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.5 miles
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.6 miles
Galton Valley Primary School 0.6 miles
Cape Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest is Shireland Collegiate Academy, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Shireland Collegiate Academy 0.5 miles
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 0.9 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.2 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
Holyhead School 1.3 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.4 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.4 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.5 miles
St Paul's School for Girls 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest is Dr B P Choudhary And Dr R Choudhary, approximately 190 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 Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 680 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 Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately 70 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians 70 yards
Spectrum Opticians 810 yards
Express Vision Care 840 yards
Eyeland Opticians 840 yards
Avmal Eyewear 0.5 miles
Cape Opticians 0.6 miles
Manjot Optical 1 mile
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.1 miles
Latenight Pharmacy 1.1 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.1 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 B67 6AD

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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 53.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.5Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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