Area Information for Oldbury, B68 0WA

This postcode in Oldbury is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Oldbury ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of West Bromwich West. This page combines information for the address Oldbury, B68 0WA, 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 April 2006. 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 Oldbury
Constituency West Bromwich West
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 0WA:

Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0TE
Queensway, Oldbury, B68 0HH
Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, B68 0TF
Queensway, Oldbury, B68 0HQ
Maypole Road, Oldbury, B68 0HJ
Brennand Road, Oldbury, B68 0SH

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 0WA 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 terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 5
Semi-Detached 40
Terraced 68
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 125
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Oldbury contains a higher than average level of social housing - 38% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 22
Owned with Mortgage 24
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 29
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rent Free 5
Total 120

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 25
Three People 26
Four People 21
Five People 10
Six People 6
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 120

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 18
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 57
Total 97

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 West Bromwich West constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 181
Female 182
Total 363

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B68 0WA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 34% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 45
5-7 21
8-9 13
10-14 41
15 5
16-17 11
18-19 18
20-24 19
25-29 26
30-44 77
45-59 43
60-64 9
65-74 18
75-84 12
85-89 5
90+ 0
Total 363

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B68 0WA 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 86
Married 104
Divorced 15
Separated 15
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 238

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 152
Good 131
Fair 42
Bad 30
Very Bad 8
Total 363

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

B68 0WA and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 18
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 121
Other 16
Total 238

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 46% 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 167
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 53
Pakistani 80
Bangladeshi 1
Other Asian 14
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 5
Total 363

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 278
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 8
Other 72
Total 363

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 0WA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 228
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 93

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 127
No Religion 65
Buddhist 0
Hindu 11
Jewish 0
Muslim 85
Sikh 42
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 28
Total 363

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Oldbury ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% 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 34
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 31
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 29
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 10
Total 221

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 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 88

Oldbury, B68 0WA 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, 71 crimes were reported within half a mile of B68 0WA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 71 crimes committed near B68 0WA
Neighbourhood Team Address Oldbury Town
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Below are the details of the closest services to B68 0WA. 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 0WA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Oldbury, B68 0WA. The nearest railway station is Sandwell & Dudley, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Sandwell & Dudley 600 yards
Langley Green 0.7 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 1.2 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 1.7 miles
The Hawthorns 1.9 miles
Rowley Regis 2.1 miles
Dudley Port 2.2 miles
Tipton 3 miles
Old Hill 3 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 3.7 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.9 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.1 miles
Jewellery Quarter 4.2 miles
Cradley Heath 4.2 miles
Coseley 4.3 miles
Perry Barr 4.6 miles
Five Ways 4.6 miles
University (Birmingham) 4.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 4.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Oldbury, B68 0WA. The nearest is St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School 230 yards
Christ Church CofE Primary School 360 yards
George Betts Primary Academy 0.6 miles
Lyng Primary School 0.7 miles
Rood End Primary School 0.7 miles
Rounds Green Primary School 0.8 miles
Langley Primary School 0.9 miles
Hanbury Primary School 1 mile
Lodge Primary School 1 mile
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Oldbury, B68 0WA. The nearest is West Bromwich Collegiate Academy, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
West Bromwich Collegiate Academy 800 yards  
Holly Lodge High School College of Science 1 mile
Health Futures UTC 1.3 miles
Q3 Academy Langley 1.3 miles
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy 1.4 miles
Bristnall Hall Academy 1.5 miles
George Salter Academy 1.5 miles
Oldbury Academy 1.6 miles
Sandwell Academy 1.8 miles
St Michael's CE High School 2.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Oldbury, B68 0WA. The nearest is Oldbury Health Centre, approximately 410 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 0WA. The nearest is Oldbury Dental Centre, approximately 410 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 0WA. The nearest is Edward Street Day Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Oldbury, B68 0WA. The nearest is M Kakoullis, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
M Kakoullis 380 yards
The Right Vision Ophthalmic Opticians 430 yards
Scrivens Ltd 490 yards
Masters Opticians 0.8 miles
Eyecare Opticians 0.9 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.1 miles
Attewell Opticians 1.2 miles
Boots-Birmingham - West Bromwich 1.2 miles
Portway Opticians 1.2 miles
4 Sight Eyecare 1.2 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.