Area Information for Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB

Watson Road East 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 East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB, 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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB 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 East, 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 15
Semi-Detached 29
Terraced 77
Flat (Purpose-Built) 23
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 149
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 49% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 17
Owned with Mortgage 35
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 63
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 7
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 142

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 29
Three People 18
Four People 16
Five People 7
Six People 8
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 32
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 48
Total 108

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 52% male.

Male 187
Female 173
Total 360

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 28
5-7 25
8-9 10
10-14 29
15 6
16-17 6
18-19 7
20-24 30
25-29 32
30-44 72
45-59 55
60-64 12
65-74 30
75-84 12
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 360

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B7 5SB 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 92
Married 109
Divorced 28
Separated 13
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 262

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 159
Good 110
Fair 59
Bad 20
Very Bad 12
Total 360

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Watson Road East and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 42% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall in to 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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 28
Apprenticeship 1
2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs 29
No GCSEs 111
Other 23
Total 262

Ethnic Group Embed This

Watson Road East, 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 33% 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 118
Mixed Ethnicity 27
Indian 6
Pakistani 55
Bangladeshi 38
Chinese 8
Other Asian 12
Black African 33
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 16
Total 360

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham), 64% 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 229
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 4
Other 112
Total 360

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 5SB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 225
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 33
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 69

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 121
No Religion 47
Buddhist 6
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 144
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 35
Total 360

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 41
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 31
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 19
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 27
Total 244

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 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 15
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 91

Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB 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 2019, 58 crimes were reported within half a mile of B7 5SB.

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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 5SB.

Nearest Railway Stations

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Aston 0.7 miles
Gravelly Hill 0.9 miles
Duddeston 1.1 miles
Adderley Park 1.3 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 1.4 miles
Erdington 1.9 miles
Perry Barr 2.2 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.2 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.2 miles
Stechford 2.3 miles
Bordesley 2.3 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.5 miles
Chester Road 2.5 miles
Jewellery Quarter 2.5 miles
Small Heath 2.7 miles
Wylde Green 3.2 miles
Five Ways 3.2 miles
Lea Hall 3.3 miles
Tyseley 3.4 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB. The nearest is Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nechells Primary E-ACT Academy 550 yards
Leigh Primary School half a mile
St Clement's Church of England Academy half a mile
Highfield Junior and Infant School 0.7 miles
St Saviour's C of E Primary School 0.7 miles
Slade Primary School 0.8 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Manor Park Primary Academy 0.9 miles
Nansen Primary School 0.9 miles
Cromwell Junior and Infant School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB. The nearest is Rockwood Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rockwood Academy 0.9 miles
Erdington Academy 1.1 miles
Heartlands Academy 1.2 miles
King Edward VI Aston School 1.2 miles
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form 1.5 miles
Stockland Green School 1.5 miles
Aston Manor Academy 1.5 miles
Hodge Hill College 1.5 miles
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 1.5 miles  
Aston University Engineering Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB. The nearest is The St.Clements Surgery, approximately 0.5 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 East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB. The nearest is Smiles 4U Dental Surgery, approximately 0.5 miles 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 East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB. The nearest is Eden Unit, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eden Unit 1.2 miles
Forward House 1.2 miles
Ardenleigh 1.4 miles
Endeavour Court 1.5 miles
Reservoir Court 1.5 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 1.8 miles
Heartlands Hospital 1.9 miles
Tamarind Centre 2 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2 miles
Ashcroft 3.2 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watson Road East, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5SB. The nearest is Costco, approximately 400 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Costco 400 yards
Sodha Optometrists 0.9 miles
Euro Spex Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
Onkar Eye Care Opticians 0.9 miles
Specs Direct 0.9 miles
The I Clinic 1 mile
Focus Eye Clinic 1 mile
T. Cox Opticians 1.1 miles
Specs Direct (Ward End) Ltd 1.2 miles
Syed Hassan Abbas Abdi 1.4 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 5SB

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 2 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 18.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 55Mbps
Average Upload Speed 3.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 78%
Virgin Media 75.1%
EE/Orange Broadband 74.5%
Vodafone 74.1%
Sky Digital 73.6%
BT Broadband 70.5%
TalkTalk 66.7%

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