Area Information for Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB

Princes Way 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 Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB, 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 0PB.

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 Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB:

Oldacre Road, Oldbury, B68 0RN
Oldacre Road, Oldbury, B68 0RF
Hereford Road, Oldbury, B68 0QG
Kingsway, Oldbury, B68 0PL
Kingsway, Oldbury, B68 0PY
Charter Place, Oldbury, B68 0PD

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 Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB 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 19 property sales in Princes Way 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 Princes Way, Oldbury 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 31
Terraced 17
Flat (Purpose-Built) 70
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Princes Way, Oldbury contains a higher than average level of social housing - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 37
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 9
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 118

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 60
Two People 31
Three People 15
Four People 7
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 118

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 91

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 54% male.

Male 118
Female 102
Total 220

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 26
5-7 6
8-9 4
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 1
18-19 3
20-24 13
25-29 32
30-44 58
45-59 24
60-64 13
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 3
90+ 4
Total 220

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B68 0PB 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 67
Married 60
Divorced 17
Separated 10
Widowed 19
Same Sex 2
Total 175

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 81
Good 83
Fair 33
Bad 18
Very Bad 5
Total 220

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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) 45
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 10
Total 175

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 72% 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 159
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 22
Other Asian 3
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Total 220

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 203
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 3
Other 5
Total 220

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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 0PB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 163
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 47

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 110
No Religion 67
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 15
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 26
Total 220

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Old Warley ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 85
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 11
Other 3
Total 160

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 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 9
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 112

Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB 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, 66 crimes were reported within half a mile of B68 0PB.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 66 crimes committed near Princes Way
Neighbourhood Team Address Oldbury Town
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Below are the details of the closest services to B68 0PB. 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 0PB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest railway station is Rowley Regis, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rowley Regis 1.2 miles
Langley Green 1.9 miles
Old Hill 2.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.7 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.9 miles
University (Birmingham) 3.2 miles
The Hawthorns 3.2 miles
Selly Oak 3.5 miles
Cradley Heath 3.5 miles
Five Ways 4 miles
Jewellery Quarter 4.3 miles
Bournville 4.4 miles
Dudley Port 4.4 miles
Northfield 4.4 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 4.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.7 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.7 miles
Kings Norton 4.8 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest is Perryfields Primary School, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Perryfields Primary School 410 yards
Brandhall Primary School 700 yards
Quinton Church Primary School 750 yards
Bleakhouse Primary School 0.7 miles
Lightwoods Primary School 0.8 miles
Hurst Green Primary School 0.8 miles
Howley Grange Primary School 0.8 miles
Four Dwellings Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Woodhouse Primary Academy 1.1 miles
Olive Hill Primary Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest is Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 320 yards
Four Dwellings Academy 0.8 miles
Oldbury Academy 0.9 miles
Leasowes High School 1 mile
Q3 Academy Langley 1.3 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.4 miles
Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre 1.8 miles
Lordswood Boys' School 1.8 miles
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.8 miles
Bartley Green School 2.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest is Warley Medical Centre, approximately 180 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 Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest is Hagley Road Dental Practice, approximately 600 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hagley Road Dental Practice 600 yards
Bhandal Dental Practice 0.6 miles
J.M. Robinson 0.7 miles
Brandhall Dental Care 0.9 miles
The Dental Surgery 0.9 miles
Oakleigh Dental 1 mile
Euro Dental Care 1.2 miles
Bhandal Dental Practice 1.5 miles
Hambleton & Associates 1.5 miles
Shires Dental Practice 1.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Princes Way, Oldbury, B68 0PB. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 0.6 miles
Dalvinder Singh Sidhu 0.7 miles
C Cacoullis 0.9 miles
J D Hill 1.5 miles
Eyes & Vision 1.5 miles
Eyeland 1.5 miles
Rileys Opticians 1.6 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 1.7 miles
The Vision Centre 1.7 miles
Ocean Optical 1.7 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 0PB

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 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 37.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 75.2Mbps
Average Upload Speed 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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