Area Information for Smethwick, B67 6AF

This postcode 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 Smethwick, B67 6AF, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2003. 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 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 Smethwick, B67 6AF:

Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6EL
Firs Lane, Smethwick, B67 6AD
Watery Lane, Smethwick, B67 6DQ
Arden Road, Smethwick, B67 6AG
Watery Lane, Smethwick, B67 6DR
Watery Lane, Smethwick, B67 6DS

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 Smethwick, B67 6AF 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 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 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 6AF 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 6AF 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

B67 6AF 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

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 (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 6AF

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

Smethwick, B67 6AF 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, 183 crimes were reported within half a mile of B67 6AF.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 183 crimes committed near B67 6AF
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Below are the details of the closest services to B67 6AF. 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 6AF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Smethwick, B67 6AF. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 650 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 2.9 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) 3.9 miles
Old Hill 3.9 miles
Bordesley 4.1 miles
Duddeston 4.1 miles
Dudley Port 4.1 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Smethwick, B67 6AF. 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 520 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 870 yards
St Philip's Catholic Primary School half a mile
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.5 miles  
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.5 miles
Devonshire Infant Academy 0.5 miles
Devonshire Junior Academy 0.5 miles
Cape Primary School 0.6 miles
Galton Valley Primary School 0.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Smethwick, B67 6AF. 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 1 mile
George Dixon Academy 1.1 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.2 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.2 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.3 miles
Holyhead School 1.3 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 Smethwick, B67 6AF. The nearest is Dr B P Choudhary And Dr R Choudhary, approximately 170 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 Smethwick, B67 6AF. The nearest is BCHC - Special Care, approximately 670 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 Smethwick, B67 6AF. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Smethwick, B67 6AF. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians 90 yards
Spectrum Opticians 780 yards
Eyeland Opticians 820 yards
Express Vision Care half a mile
Avmal Eyewear 0.5 miles
Cape Opticians 0.5 miles
Manjot Optical 1 mile
Bainbridge Optometrists 1 mile
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.