Area Information for Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ

Bleakhouse 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 Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ, 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 0TQ.

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 Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ:

Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0TG
Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0TF
Edinburgh Road, Oldbury, B68 0SR
Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0LP
Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0LS
Edinburgh Road, Oldbury, B68 0SP

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 Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ 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 38 property sales in Bleakhouse 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 Bleakhouse 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 3
Semi-Detached 104
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 35
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury contains a higher than average level of social housing - 33% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 48
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 19
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 28
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 142

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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 65
Two People 39
Three People 16
Four People 13
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 142

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 19
Total 74

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 43% male.

Gender
Male 127
Female 168
Total 295

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 7
8-9 7
10-14 22
15 3
16-17 7
18-19 6
20-24 16
25-29 17
30-44 45
45-59 46
60-64 19
65-74 38
75-84 24
85-89 15
90+ 10
Total 295

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of B68 0TQ the number widowed residents is high - 16% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 70
Married 93
Divorced 21
Separated 11
Widowed 48
Same Sex 0
Total 243

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 102
Good 105
Fair 63
Bad 23
Very Bad 2
Total 295

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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) 38
Apprenticeship 12
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 86
Other 12
Total 243

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 251
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 8
Pakistani 10
Chinese 1
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Total 295

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 265
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 3
Other 18
Total 295

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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 0TQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 212
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 2
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) 0
None 77

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 216
No Religion 43
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 10
Sikh 5
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 19
Total 295

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Old Warley ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 24% 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 68
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 23
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 16
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 47
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 6
Total 194

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 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 2
Information and Communication 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 105

Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ 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, 57 crimes were reported within half a mile of B68 0TQ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 57 crimes committed near Bleakhouse 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 0TQ. 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 0TQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest railway station is Rowley Regis, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Rowley Regis 1.4 miles
Langley Green 1.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 2 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 2.1 miles
Old Hill 2.5 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 2.5 miles
The Hawthorns 2.7 miles
University (Birmingham) 3 miles
Selly Oak 3.4 miles
Five Ways 3.6 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.8 miles
Cradley Heath 3.9 miles
Dudley Port 4.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.2 miles
Birmingham New Street 4.2 miles
Bournville 4.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 4.5 miles
Northfield 4.7 miles
Tipton 4.9 miles
Kings Norton 4.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest is Bleakhouse Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bleakhouse Primary School 340 yards
    
Brandhall Primary School 480 yards
    
Lightwoods Primary School half a mile
    
Moat Farm Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Moat Farm Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Abbey Junior School 0.8 miles
    
Our Lady and St Hubert's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Perryfields Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Abbey Infant School 0.8 miles
    
Annie Lennard Primary School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest is Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College 0.7 miles
    
Oldbury Academy 0.7 miles
    
Bristnall Hall Academy 0.8 miles
    
Q3 Academy Langley 0.9 miles
    
Four Dwellings Academy 1.3 miles
    
Lordswood Boys' School 1.4 miles
    
Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre 1.5 miles
    
Leasowes High School 1.5 miles
    
Shireland Collegiate Academy 1.6 miles
    
George Dixon Academy 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest is Hill Top Medical Centre, approximately 690 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 Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest is Brandhall Dental Care, approximately half a mile 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 Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest is Beverley House, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury, B68 0TQ. The nearest is Scrivens Ltd, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Scrivens Ltd 0.6 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.2 miles
Eyecare Mobile Opticians Ltd 1.2 miles
The Vision Centre 1.2 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.2 miles
Ocean Optical 1.2 miles
Dalvinder Singh Sidhu 1.3 miles
C Cacoullis 1.4 miles
Eyecare Opticians 1.4 miles
Masters Opticians 1.5 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 0TQ

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 43 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 42.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 138.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
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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