Area Information for Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ

Francis Road 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 Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ, 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 7HJ.

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 Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ:

Manor Road, Smethwick, B67 7HL
Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HU
Milton Road, Smethwick, B67 7HT
Manor Road, Smethwick, B67 7HH
Jackson Drive, Smethwick, B67 7RG
Shakespeare Road, Smethwick, B67 7HS

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 Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ 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 10 property sales in Francis 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 Francis 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 6
Semi-Detached 45
Terraced 63
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Francis Road, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 45% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 21
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 52
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rent Free 5
Total 115

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 39
Two People 38
Three People 19
Four People 10
Five People 7
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 115

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 79

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 44% male.

Male 115
Female 144
Total 259

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 14
5-7 11
8-9 3
10-14 16
15 4
16-17 8
18-19 6
20-24 16
25-29 23
30-44 50
45-59 41
60-64 13
65-74 20
75-84 26
85-89 5
90+ 3
Total 259

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B67 7HJ 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 87
Married 69
Divorced 26
Separated 7
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 211

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 Smethwick ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 96
Good 85
Fair 52
Bad 16
Very Bad 10
Total 259

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Francis Road 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) 30
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 33
No GCSEs or Equivalent 93
Other 9
Total 211

Ethnic Group Embed This

Francis Road, 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 65% 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 169
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 22
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 3
Other Asian 4
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 11
Total 259

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 210
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 8
Other 36
Total 259

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 7HJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 160
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 79

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 140
No Religion 50
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 0
Muslim 15
Sikh 26
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 259

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 57
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 7
Total 177

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 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 12
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 98

Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ 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, 131 crimes were reported within half a mile of B67 7HJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 131 crimes committed near Francis Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to B67 7HJ. 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 7HJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest railway station is Langley Green, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Langley Green 0.8 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 0.8 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 0.8 miles
The Hawthorns 1.4 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 1.6 miles
Rowley Regis 2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.1 miles
Old Hill 3.2 miles
Five Ways 3.4 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.5 miles
Dudley Port 3.5 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.9 miles
Perry Barr 4 miles
Selly Oak 4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.1 miles
Tipton 4.3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 4.3 miles
Cradley Heath 4.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest is Devonshire Infant Academy, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Devonshire Infant Academy 540 yards
Devonshire Junior Academy 540 yards
Rood End Primary School 0.6 miles
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.6 miles
Annie Lennard Primary School 0.7 miles
Crocketts Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Moat Farm Infant School 0.7 miles
Moat Farm Junior School 0.7 miles
Our Lady and St Hubert's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
George Betts Primary Academy 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science half a mile
Bristnall Hall Academy half a mile
Q3 Academy Langley 0.7 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.1 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.2 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1.4 miles  
Sandwell Academy 1.5 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.6 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.6 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.8 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest is Warley Road Surgery, approximately 460 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 Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest is Queens Head Dental Surgery, approximately 500 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Queens Head Dental Surgery 500 yards
West Park Dental Care 730 yards
Brown Dental Surgery 0.5 miles
Smethwick Dental Practice 0.7 miles
ALLEN GJ MR 0.9 miles
Central Ortho 1.1 miles
Shires Dental Practice 1.1 miles
Brandhall Dental Care 1.1 miles
Waterloo Dental Surgery 1.1 miles
BCHC - Special Care 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Francis Road, Smethwick, B67 7HJ. The nearest is Masters Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Masters Opticians 0.6 miles
Avmal Eyewear 0.7 miles
Express Vision Care 0.7 miles
Vineys Opticians 0.8 miles
Eyecare Opticians 1.1 miles
Spectrum Opticians 1.1 miles
Eyeland Opticians 1.2 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.3 miles
Cape Opticians 1.3 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 1.3 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 7HJ

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 14 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 66.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 100Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.5Mbps
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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