Area Information for Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY

Thimble Mill Lane in Aston is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Nechells ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B6 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 B6 7QY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Nechells
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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 Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY:

Bourne Road, Birmingham, B6 7RD
Thimble Mill Lane, Birmingham, B6 7RA
Lichfield Road, Birmingham, B6 7PN
Lichfield Road, Birmingham, B6 7QP
Holborn Hill, Birmingham, B6 7QT
Vyse Street, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7NP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B6 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 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 2 property sales in Thimble Mill 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 Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham 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 17
Semi-Detached 23
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 96
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 176
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 75% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 57
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 69
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 167

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 37
Two People 39
Three People 32
Four People 21
Five People 12
Six People 14
Seven People 4
8+ People 8
Total 167

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 88
Total 157

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 Birmingham, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 251
Female 282
Total 533

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B6 7QY has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 42% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 76
5-7 48
8-9 24
10-14 58
15 16
16-17 25
18-19 18
20-24 33
25-29 30
30-44 125
45-59 60
60-64 3
65-74 12
75-84 3
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 533

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B6 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 143
Married 116
Divorced 22
Separated 21
Widowed 8
Same Sex 1
Total 311

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.

Very Good 321
Good 139
Fair 44
Bad 23
Very Bad 6
Total 533

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) 51
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 58
No GCSEs or Equivalent 96
Other 34
Total 311

Ethnic Group Embed This

Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham 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 19% 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 99
Mixed Ethnicity 42
Indian 4
Pakistani 19
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 16
Other Asian 14
Black African 152
Black Caribbean 63
Other Black/African/Caribbean 84
Other 28
Total 533

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham), 55% 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 295
Wales 0
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 41
Other 185
Total 533

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 B6 7QY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 273
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 106
African Countries 18
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 96

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 160
No Religion 81
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 248
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 35
Total 533

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Nechells ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 58
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 56
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 22
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 30
Total 306

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 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 125

Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY is within the Nechells policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Thimble Mill Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to Aston. 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 B6 7QY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest railway station is Aston, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aston 580 yards
Duddeston 0.8 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 0.9 miles
Gravelly Hill 1.3 miles
Adderley Park 1.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.6 miles
Perry Barr 1.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.9 miles
Bordesley 2 miles
Erdington 2.4 miles
Small Heath 2.6 miles
Five Ways 2.6 miles
Stechford 2.8 miles
Chester Road 3 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.2 miles
Tyseley 3.5 miles
Wylde Green 3.6 miles
The Hawthorns 3.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest is St Clement's Church of England Academy, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Clement's Church of England Academy 400 yards
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 540 yards
Manor Park Primary Academy 560 yards
Cromwell Junior and Infant School 650 yards
Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy 860 yards
Aston Tower Community Primary School 0.6 miles
Yew Tree Community Junior and Infant School (NC) 0.8 miles
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy 0.9 miles
Prince Albert Junior and Infant School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest is King Edward VI Aston School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
King Edward VI Aston School 0.6 miles
Aston Manor Academy 0.8 miles
Heartlands Academy 0.8 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 0.9 miles  
Aston University Engineering Academy 1 mile
Holte School 1.2 miles
Broadway Academy 1.3 miles
Rockwood Academy 1.3 miles
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.4 miles
Nishkam High School 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest is Church Road Surgery, approximately 380 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 Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest is Nechells Dental Clinic, approximately 860 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 Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest is Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 1.2 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.4 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.4 miles
Eden Unit 1.5 miles
Forward House 1.5 miles
Endeavour Court 1.7 miles
Reservoir Court 1.7 miles
Ardenleigh 2 miles
Tamarind Centre 2.2 miles
Heartlands Hospital 2.3 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Thimble Mill Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 7QY. The nearest is Focus Eye Clinic, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Focus Eye Clinic 860 yards
Costco 0.8 miles
Costco Opticians 0.8 miles
Roots Opticians 0.9 miles
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda 1 mile
Shah-Jallal Opticians 1 mile
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 1 mile
Cox Opticians 1 mile
Sodha Optometrists 1.1 miles
Onkar Eye Care Opticians 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.