Area Information for Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF

Washwood Heath Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Ward End ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Hodge Hill. This page combines information for the address Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B8 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 B8 2HF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Ward End
Constituency Birmingham, Hodge Hill
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 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF:

Wallbank Court, Birmingham, B8 2EW
Church Walk, Birmingham, B8 2HA
Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HE
Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HB
St. Margarets Road, Ward End, Birmingham, B8 2BA
Wallbank Road, Birmingham, B8 2EX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF 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 4 property sales in Washwood Heath 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 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 11
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 117
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 140
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 86% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3
Owned with Mortgage 3
Shared Ownership 4
Rented: From Council 104
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 6
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 56
Two People 35
Three People 20
Four People 13
Five People 5
Six People 5
Seven People 2
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 5
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 64
Total 111

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, Hodge Hill constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 168
Female 164
Total 332

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B8 2HF has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 33% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 48
5-7 19
8-9 15
10-14 26
15 2
16-17 9
18-19 2
20-24 20
25-29 27
30-44 69
45-59 45
60-64 15
65-74 19
75-84 11
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 332

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B8 2HF 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 98
Married 80
Divorced 18
Separated 14
Widowed 12
Same Sex 0
Total 222

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.

However, this area of the Ward End ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 132
Good 100
Fair 65
Bad 26
Very Bad 9
Total 332

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Washwood Heath Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 41% 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) 16
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 92
Other 24
Total 222

Ethnic Group Embed This

Washwood Heath Road, 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 104
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 1
Pakistani 94
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 3
Other Asian 35
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 17
Total 332

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham), 67% 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 224
Wales 3
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 4
Other 94
Total 332

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 B8 2HF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 223
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 71

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 103
No Religion 43
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 163
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 332

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 32
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 28
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 27
Other 16
Total 206

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 9
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 69

Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF is within the Hodge Hill policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Washwood Heath Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Hodge Hill
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Below are the details of the closest services to B8 2HF. 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 B8 2HF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest railway station is Adderley Park, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Adderley Park 1.2 miles
Stechford 1.2 miles
Gravelly Hill 1.6 miles
Duddeston 1.6 miles
Aston 1.7 miles
Lea Hall 2.3 miles
Erdington 2.3 miles
Small Heath 2.4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.4 miles
Bordesley 2.4 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
Tyseley 2.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.8 miles
Chester Road 2.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.9 miles
Perry Barr 3.2 miles
Acocks Green 3.2 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.3 miles
Spring Road 3.6 miles
Wylde Green 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest is Sladefield Infant School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sladefield Infant School 370 yards
Ward End Primary School 520 yards
Thornton Primary School 730 yards
Nansen Primary School 840 yards
Leigh Primary School 0.5 miles
Highfield Junior and Infant School 0.6 miles
Shaw Hill Primary School 0.7 miles
Parkfield Community School 0.9 miles
St Cuthbert's RC Junior and Infant (NC) School 0.9 miles
The Rosary Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest is Rockwood Academy, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Rockwood Academy 840 yards
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 0.6 miles  
Saltley Academy 0.8 miles
Hodge Hill College 0.8 miles
Hodge Hill Girls' School 0.9 miles
Waverley Studio College 1.2 miles
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form 1.2 miles
Erdington Academy 1.4 miles
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1.6 miles  
Heartlands Academy 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest is Dr Abid Hussain, approximately 130 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 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest is Ward End Dental Practice, approximately < 50 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 Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest is Heartlands Hospital, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heartlands Hospital 1 mile
Tamarind Centre 1.3 miles
Ardenleigh 1.6 miles
Eden Unit 1.9 miles
Forward House 1.9 miles
Endeavour Court 2.2 miles
Reservoir Court 2.2 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.4 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.5 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.5 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, B8 2HF. The nearest is T. Cox Opticians, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
T. Cox Opticians 130 yards
Specs Direct (Ward End) Ltd 290 yards
Ophthalmic Care Opticians 830 yards
Eyeworld Opticians 0.5 miles
Home Eye Clinic Ltd 0.6 miles
Mikah Opticians 0.6 miles
Colin Lee Opticians 0.7 miles
The I Clinic 0.7 miles
Euro Spex Opticians Ltd 0.8 miles
Onkar Eye Care Opticians 0.8 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 B8 2HF

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 242.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 18.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 18.9Mbps
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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