Area Information for Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED

Forest Road in Oldbury is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Old Warley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Warley. This page combines information for the address Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B68 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 B68 0ED.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Sandwell
Ward Old Warley
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 Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED:

Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0EF
Oak Road, Oldbury, B68 0BD
Oak Road, Oldbury, B68 0BH
Chestnut Road, Oldbury, B68 0AY
Oak Road, Oldbury, B68 0BE
Elm Croft, Oldbury, B68 0BQ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B68 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED 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 41 property sales in Forest 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 Forest Road, Oldbury consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 24
Semi-Detached 98
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 126
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 58
Owned with Mortgage 58
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 1
Total 123

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 27
Two People 39
Three People 28
Four People 20
Five People 7
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 123

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 30
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 22
Total 92

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 154
Female 162
Total 316

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 13
5-7 8
8-9 7
10-14 26
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 11
20-24 18
25-29 13
30-44 58
45-59 86
60-64 22
65-74 25
75-84 13
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 316

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B68 0ED 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 69
Married 144
Divorced 20
Separated 10
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 259

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 161
Good 105
Fair 38
Bad 10
Very Bad 2
Total 316

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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) 101
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 35
No GCSEs or Equivalent 43
Other 5
Total 259

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 83% white.

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 261
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 30
Chinese 2
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 6
Total 316

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 291
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 19
Total 316

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to B68 0ED

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 269
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 34

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 212
No Religion 60
Buddhist 0
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 23
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 9
Total 316

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Old Warley ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 94
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 48
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 5
Total 238

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 29
HealthInc. Social Work 31
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 177

Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED is within the Oldbury 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, 110 crimes were reported within half a mile of B68 0ED.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 110 crimes committed near Forest Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Oldbury 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 B68 0ED. 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 B68 0ED.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest railway station is Rowley Regis, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rowley Regis 1.5 miles
Langley Green 1.9 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.4 miles
Old Hill 2.4 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.8 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3 miles
The Hawthorns 3.1 miles
Selly Oak 3.2 miles
Five Ways 3.7 miles
Cradley Heath 3.9 miles
Jewellery Quarter 4 miles
Bournville 4.1 miles
Northfield 4.2 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.4 miles
Dudley Port 4.6 miles
Kings Norton 4.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.6 miles
Longbridge 4.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest is Brandhall Primary School, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Brandhall Primary School 830 yards
    
Lightwoods Primary School 840 yards
    
Perryfields Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Quinton Church Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Bleakhouse Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Four Dwellings Primary Academy 0.8 miles
    
Woodhouse Primary Academy 0.8 miles
    
World's End Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
    
World's End Junior School 1 mile
    
Howley Grange Primary School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest is Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 0.5 miles
    
Four Dwellings Academy 0.8 miles
    
Oldbury Academy 1.1 miles
    
Leasowes High School 1.3 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.3 miles
    
Q3 Academy Langley 1.3 miles
    
Lordswood Boys' School 1.5 miles
    
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.5 miles
    
Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre 1.6 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest is Dovecote Surgery, approximately 420 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 Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice, approximately 440 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 Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Forest Road, Oldbury, B68 0ED. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 420 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 420 yards
Dalvinder Singh Sidhu 1 mile
C Cacoullis 1.2 miles
Ocean Optical 1.4 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 1.4 miles
The Vision Centre 1.4 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.4 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.4 miles
Low Vision Centre 1.4 miles
J D Hill 1.8 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 B68 0ED

This postcode has support for superfast broadband at one or more premises. Superfast broadband is generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 30Mbps plus - more than enough for gaming, video calling, watching video and internet browsing. 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 32 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 28.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 67.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.5Mbps
Superfast 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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