Area Information for Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY

Ford 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 Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY, 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 7QY.

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 Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY:

Kelia Drive, Smethwick, B67 7QU
Silverton Heights, Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QZ
Dibble Road, Smethwick, B67 7PU
Stony Street, Smethwick, B67 7QL
Bleak Street, Smethwick, B67 7QD
Dibble Road, Smethwick, B67 7PT

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 Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY 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 3 property sales in Ford 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 Ford Street, 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 7
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 24
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ford Street, Smethwick contains a higher than average level of social housing - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 17
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 45
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 14
Total 139

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 62
Two People 41
Three People 18
Four People 8
Five People 4
Six People 3
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 139

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 13
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 48
Total 81

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.

Male 147
Female 142
Total 289

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 9
5-7 4
8-9 0
10-14 11
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 4
20-24 22
25-29 27
30-44 56
45-59 47
60-64 17
65-74 40
75-84 39
85-89 5
90+ 6
Total 289

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B67 7QY 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 66
Married 141
Divorced 16
Separated 10
Widowed 31
Same Sex 0
Total 264

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 (60%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 81
Good 92
Fair 58
Bad 37
Very Bad 21
Total 289

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Ford Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 52% 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) 37
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 18
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 136
Other 37
Total 264

Ethnic Group Embed This

Ford 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 20% 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 59
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 121
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 34
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 29
Total 289

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Ford Street, Smethwick), only 40% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

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 117
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 7
Other 165
Total 289

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B67 7QY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 157
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 80
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 37

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 66
No Religion 16
Buddhist 0
Hindu 11
Jewish 0
Muslim 17
Sikh 156
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 20
Total 289

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Smethwick ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 19% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 40
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 12
Total 214

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 22
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 103

Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY 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, 153 crimes were reported within half a mile of B67 7QY.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 153 crimes committed near Ford Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to B67 7QY. 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 7QY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest railway station is Smethwick Rolfe Street, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Smethwick Rolfe Street 400 yards
Smethwick Galton Bridge 760 yards
The Hawthorns 0.8 miles
Langley Green 1.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 1.7 miles
Rowley Regis 2.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.1 miles
Five Ways 3.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.3 miles
Perry Barr 3.4 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.5 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.5 miles
Dudley Port 3.7 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 3.7 miles
Old Hill 3.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 4 miles
Selly Oak 4.1 miles
Aston 4.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest is Devonshire Infant Academy, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Devonshire Infant Academy 570 yards
Devonshire Junior Academy 570 yards
Crocketts Community Primary School 670 yards
Galton Valley Primary School 740 yards
Victoria Park Primary 0.7 miles
St Philip's Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Uplands Manor Primary School 0.8 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
George Betts Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Wattville Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest is Holly Lodge High School College of Science, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 0.5 miles
Sandwell Academy 0.9 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1 mile
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.1 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.3 miles
Holyhead School 1.4 miles
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 1.5 miles  
George Dixon Academy 1.6 miles
St John Wall Catholic School 1.7 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest is The Smethwick Medical Centre, approximately 610 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 Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest is Smethwick Dental Practice, approximately 220 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 Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Ford Street, Smethwick, B67 7QY. The nearest is Express Vision Care, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Express Vision Care 200 yards
Avmal Eyewear 220 yards
Vineys Opticians 820 yards
Spectrum Opticians 0.9 miles
Eyeland Opticians 0.9 miles
Cape Opticians 1 mile
Masters Opticians 1 mile
Specs Eye Centre 1.3 miles
Attewell Opticians 1.4 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.4 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 7QY

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 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 46.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 4.6Mbps
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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