Area Information for Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW

Parkes Street in Smethwick is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Smethwick ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW, 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 6BW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Smethwick
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 Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW:

Park Avenue, Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BN
The Uplands, Smethwick, B67 6BZ
Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BE
The Uplands, Smethwick, B67 6BY
Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BH
Cemetery Road, Smethwick, B67 6BQ

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 Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW 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 15 property sales in Parkes Street 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 Parkes Street, 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 9
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 102
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 136
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Parkes Street, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 24
Owned with Mortgage 43
Shared Ownership 3
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 58
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 132

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 40
Two People 25
Three People 34
Four People 18
Five People 8
Six People 5
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 44
Total 113

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 178
Female 170
Total 348

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 39
5-7 27
8-9 8
10-14 12
15 1
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 36
25-29 33
30-44 108
45-59 39
60-64 6
65-74 11
75-84 13
85-89 0
90+ 2
Total 348

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B67 6BW 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 102
Married 112
Divorced 22
Separated 12
Widowed 11
Same Sex 2
Total 261

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 153
Good 136
Fair 41
Bad 16
Very Bad 2
Total 348

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) 46
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 32
No GCSEs or Equivalent 75
Other 49
Total 261

Ethnic Group Embed This

Parkes Street, 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 46% 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 160
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 50
Pakistani 45
Chinese 3
Other Asian 12
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 21
Total 348

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Parkes Street, Smethwick), 57% 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 198
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 39
Other 105
Total 348

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 6BW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 161
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 51
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 49
North America or Caribbean 11
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 69

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 117
No Religion 68
Buddhist 2
Hindu 8
Jewish 0
Muslim 50
Sikh 65
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 38
Total 348

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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 26
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 34
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 19
Total 246

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 12
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 128

Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW 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, 143 crimes were reported within half a mile of B67 6BW.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 143 crimes committed near Parkes Street
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 6BW. 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 6BW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.5 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 0.9 miles
The Hawthorns 1.2 miles
Langley Green 1.3 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.1 miles
Rowley Regis 2.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.6 miles
Five Ways 2.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.2 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.5 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.5 miles
Perry Barr 3.6 miles
Selly Oak 3.7 miles
Old Hill 3.7 miles
Dudley Port 4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4.1 miles
Bordesley 4.3 miles
Duddeston 4.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. The nearest is Crocketts Community Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Crocketts Community Primary School 350 yards
    
Uplands Manor Primary School 540 yards
    
Devonshire Infant Academy 680 yards
    
Devonshire Junior Academy 680 yards
    
Victoria Park Primary 0.5 miles
    
Shireland Technology Primary School 0.6 miles  
Annie Lennard Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
    
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Bearwood Primary School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. 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 0.8 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 0.9 miles
    
Q3 Academy Langley 1.1 miles
    
George Dixon Academy 1.2 miles
    
Lordswood Boys' School 1.3 miles
    
Sandwell Academy 1.4 miles
    
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.4 miles
    
Oldbury Academy 1.6 miles
    
Holyhead School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. The nearest is Dr B P Choudhary And Dr R Choudhary, approximately 350 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 Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. The nearest is Smethwick Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Parkes Street, Smethwick, B67 6BW. The nearest is Vineys Opticians, approximately 590 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vineys Opticians 590 yards
Express Vision Care 0.6 miles
Spectrum Opticians 0.6 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.6 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.6 miles
Cape Opticians 0.7 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 0.9 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 1 mile
The Vision Centre 1 mile
Scrivens Ltd 1 mile

* 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 6BW

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 94.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
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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