Area Information for Oldbury, B68 0LL

This postcode 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 Oldbury, B68 0LL, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 1995. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Oldbury, B68 0LL:

Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0LH
Hagley Road West, Oldbury, B68 0NP
Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0NH
Gateley Road, Oldbury, B68 0NU
Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0LJ
Frederick Road, Oldbury, B68 0NT

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 Oldbury, B68 0LL 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 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 28
Semi-Detached 87
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 121
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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 53
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rent Free 0
Total 114

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 26
Two People 34
Three People 11
Four People 26
Five People 11
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 114

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 80

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 50% male.

Male 162
Female 160
Total 322

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 17
5-7 16
8-9 6
10-14 18
15 5
16-17 11
18-19 6
20-24 15
25-29 20
30-44 61
45-59 59
60-64 20
65-74 37
75-84 21
85-89 8
90+ 2
Total 322

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B68 0LL 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 72
Married 153
Divorced 12
Separated 6
Widowed 16
Same Sex 1
Total 260

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 146
Good 109
Fair 47
Bad 16
Very Bad 4
Total 322

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) 89
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 24
No GCSEs or Equivalent 55
Other 20
Total 260

Ethnic Group Embed This

Oldbury 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 52% 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 168
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 78
Pakistani 10
Chinese 3
Other Asian 10
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 15
Total 322

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 247
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 4
Other 58
Total 322

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 B68 0LL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 263
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 3
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 40

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 154
No Religion 48
Buddhist 0
Hindu 19
Jewish 0
Muslim 11
Sikh 72
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 13
Total 322

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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 26
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 38
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 6
Total 229

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 143

Oldbury, B68 0LL 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.

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Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near B68 0LL
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Below are the details of the closest services to B68 0LL. 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 0LL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest railway station is Rowley Regis, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rowley Regis 2.1 miles
Langley Green 2.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.2 miles
University (Birmingham) 2.3 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.4 miles
Selly Oak 2.7 miles
The Hawthorns 2.8 miles
Old Hill 3 miles
Five Ways 3.1 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 3.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.4 miles
Bournville 3.7 miles
Birmingham New Street 3.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 3.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4 miles
Northfield 4.1 miles
Kings Norton 4.3 miles
Cradley Heath 4.4 miles
Bordesley 4.5 miles
Dudley Port 4.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest is Lightwoods Primary School, approximately 330 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lightwoods Primary School 330 yards
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School 690 yards
Woodhouse Primary Academy 840 yards
Abbey Junior School 0.7 miles
St Gregory's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Abbey Infant School 0.8 miles
World's End Infant and Nursery School 0.8 miles
World's End Junior School 0.8 miles
Bleakhouse Primary School 0.8 miles
Brandhall Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest is Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 0.9 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 0.9 miles
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 1.1 miles
Four Dwellings Academy 1.1 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.3 miles
George Dixon Academy 1.4 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.4 miles
Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre 1.4 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.4 miles
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest is Hollybush Medical Centre - Modality Partnership, 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 Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice, approximately 650 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 Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldbury, B68 0LL. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 780 yards
Ocean Optical 0.8 miles
Low Vision Centre 0.9 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
The Vision Centre 0.9 miles
Scrivens Ltd 0.9 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 0.9 miles
Bainbridge Opticians 1.6 miles
Harborne VE LTD 1.6 miles
Dalvinder Singh Sidhu 1.6 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.