Area Information for Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA

Rocky Lane in Nechells is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Nechells ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Ladywood. This page combines information for the address Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B7 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 B7 5HA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Nechells
Constituency Birmingham, Ladywood
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 Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA:

Charles Drive, Birmingham, B7 5HB
Thimble Mill Lane, Birmingham, B7 5HJ
Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5EY
Bloomsbury Street, Birmingham, B7 5BN
Bloomsbury Street, Birmingham, B7 5BW
Bloomsbury Street, Birmingham, B7 5BZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B7 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA 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 10 property sales in Rocky Lane 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 8
Semi-Detached 20
Terraced 55
Flat (Purpose-Built) 52
Flat (Converted) 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 141
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 60% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 77
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 3
Total 139

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 68
Two People 26
Three People 11
Four People 15
Five People 9
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
Total 139

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 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 56
Total 96

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 Birmingham, Ladywood constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Male 152
Female 178
Total 330

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 25
5-7 18
8-9 9
10-14 31
15 6
16-17 11
18-19 8
20-24 18
25-29 23
30-44 56
45-59 58
60-64 16
65-74 28
75-84 21
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 330

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The number of residents who are separated in B7 5HA is high - 5% of the area's population. This contrasts with a national average of just 2.7%.

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 105
Married 75
Divorced 16
Separated 17
Widowed 28
Same Sex 0
Total 241

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 132
Good 111
Fair 57
Bad 24
Very Bad 6
Total 330

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Rocky Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 46% 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 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 28
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 29
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 111
Other 25
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham 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 47% 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 154
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 3
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 6
Other Asian 3
Black African 42
Black Caribbean 37
Other Black/African/Caribbean 38
Other 7
Total 330

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham), 66% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 217
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 18
Other 81
Total 330

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 B7 5HA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 194
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 39
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 78

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 161
No Religion 41
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 89
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 38
Total 330

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 59
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 28
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 11
Total 218

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 106

Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA is within the Nechells policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In February 2021, 49 crimes were reported within half a mile of B7 5HA.

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Below are the details of the closest services to Nechells. 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 B7 5HA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest railway station is Duddeston, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Duddeston half a mile
Aston 0.7 miles
Adderley Park 1.1 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 1.4 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 1.4 miles
Gravelly Hill 1.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 1.6 miles
Bordesley 1.7 miles
Jewellery Quarter 1.8 miles
Perry Barr 1.9 miles
Small Heath 2.3 miles
Five Ways 2.4 miles
Erdington 2.7 miles
Stechford 2.7 miles
Tyseley 3.2 miles
Chester Road 3.2 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.4 miles
Lea Hall 3.8 miles
Spring Road 3.9 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest is St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 90 yards
Cromwell Junior and Infant School 220 yards
St Clement's Church of England Academy 640 yards
St Matthew's CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
Manor Park Primary Academy 0.6 miles
St Saviour's C of E Primary School 0.7 miles
Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy 0.7 miles
Aston Tower Community Primary School 0.7 miles
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Adderley Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest is Heartlands Academy, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Heartlands Academy half a mile
Titan Aston Academy 0.5 miles
The Wisdom Academy 0.7 miles  
Aston University Engineering Academy 0.8 miles
Aston Manor Academy 0.8 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 0.8 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1.1 miles  
Birmingham Ormiston Academy 1.1 miles
Blackwater Academy 1.1 miles  
Birmingham Independent College 1.2 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest is Bloomsbury Surgery, approximately 300 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 Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest is Nechells Dental Clinic, 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 Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest is Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 1 mile
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.2 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 1.2 miles
Eden Unit 1.8 miles
Forward House 1.8 miles
Tamarind Centre 2 miles
Endeavour Court 2 miles
Reservoir Court 2 miles
Heartlands Hospital 2.1 miles
Ardenleigh 2.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Rocky Lane, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5HA. The nearest is Focus Eye Clinic, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Focus Eye Clinic 410 yards
Sodha Optometrists 0.8 miles
Onkar Eye Care Opticians 0.9 miles
Euro Spex Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
Home Eye Clinic Ltd 0.9 miles
Costco 0.9 miles
Costco Opticians 0.9 miles
Aston Eye Clinic 1 mile
The I Clinic 1.1 miles
Cox Opticians 1.1 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 B7 5HA

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 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 160.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 34Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet 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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