Area Information for Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA

Watson Road 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 Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA, 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.

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 Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA:

Wharton Street Industrial Estate, Wharton Street, Birmingham, B7 5TR
Premier Street, Birmingham, B7 5TQ
Cuckoo Road, Birmingham, B7 5SE
Nechells Park Road, Birmingham, B7 5SR
Nechells Park Road, Birmingham, B7 5SP

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 Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA 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 Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham 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 18
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 95
Flat (Purpose-Built) 33
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 186
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Watson Road, 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 23
Owned with Mortgage 23
Shared Ownership 4
Rented: From Council 41
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 67
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 6
Total 181

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 51
Two People 43
Three People 26
Four People 21
Five People 23
Six People 9
Seven People 3
8+ People 5
Total 181

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 29
C2 - Skilled manual workers 33
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 85
Total 165

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 247
Female 286
Total 533

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B7 5SA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 35% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 77
5-7 32
8-9 22
10-14 50
15 7
16-17 15
18-19 18
20-24 37
25-29 57
30-44 103
45-59 68
60-64 20
65-74 18
75-84 8
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 533

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B7 5SA 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 149
Married 138
Divorced 27
Separated 20
Widowed 11
Same Sex 0
Total 345

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 253
Good 192
Fair 58
Bad 25
Very Bad 5
Total 533

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 51
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 44
1-4 GCSEs 59
No GCSEs 129
Other 25
Total 345

Ethnic Group Embed This

Watson Road, 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 31% 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 164
Mixed Ethnicity 55
Indian 4
Pakistani 133
Bangladeshi 37
Chinese 5
Other Asian 5
Black African 49
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 23
Total 533

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham), 69% 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 368
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 27
Other 122
Total 533

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 5SA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 349
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 44
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 105

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 160
No Religion 80
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 247
Sikh 5
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 38
Total 533

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 85
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 57
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 35
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 39
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 37
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 15
Total 336

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 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 16
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 173

Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA 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.

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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 5SA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest railway station is Aston, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Aston 0.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 0.7 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.3 miles
Duddeston 1.3 miles
Adderley Park 1.5 miles
Erdington 1.7 miles
Perry Barr 2.1 miles
Chester Road 2.3 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.4 miles
Stechford 2.4 miles
Bordesley 2.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.7 miles
Small Heath 2.9 miles
Wylde Green 3 miles
Five Ways 3.4 miles
Lea Hall 3.4 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.5 miles
Tyseley 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest is Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy 530 yards
Slade Primary School 0.6 miles
St Clement's Church of England Academy 0.6 miles
Leigh Primary School 0.7 miles
Erdington Hall Primary School 0.8 miles
St Mary and St John Junior and Infant School 0.8 miles
Manor Park Primary Academy 0.9 miles  
Highfield Junior and Infant School 0.9 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 1 mile
St Saviour's C of E Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest is Erdington Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Erdington Academy 1 mile  
Rockwood Academy 1.1 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 1.2 miles
Stockland Green School 1.2 miles
Heartlands Academy 1.4 miles
Hodge Hill College 1.5 miles
Aston Manor Academy 1.6 miles
Hodge Hill Girls' School 1.6 miles
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form 1.7 miles
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest is The St.Clements Surgery, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest is Smiles 4U Dental Surgery, approximately 550 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 Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest is Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watson Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SA. The nearest is Costco, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Costco < 50 yards
Specs Direct 0.7 miles
Sodha Optometrists 1.1 miles
Euro Spex Opticians Ltd 1.1 miles
Onkar Eye Care Opticians 1.1 miles
Focus Eye Clinic 1.2 miles
The I Clinic 1.2 miles
T. Cox Opticians 1.2 miles
Bainbridge Optometrists 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 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 5SA

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 10-20Mbps, a reasonably fast connection. At this speed video calling, watching video and internet browsing are usually possible. Users may see occasional issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

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 48 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 8.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 14.4Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.3Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%

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