Area Information for Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU

Alum Rock Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Alum Rock ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Hodge Hill. This page combines information for the address Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU, 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 3NU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Alum Rock
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 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU:

Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3JA
Alumhurst Avenue, Birmingham, B8 3ES
Sandbourne Road, Birmingham, B8 3NT
Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NS
Sladefield Road, Birmingham, B8 3NX
Belchers Lane, Birmingham, B8 3ET

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 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU 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 26 property sales in Alum Rock 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 Alum Rock Road, 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 16
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 97
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 24
Total 181
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Alum Rock Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 41
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 12
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 49
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 7
Total 167

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 38
Two People 31
Three People 30
Four People 23
Five People 18
Six People 11
Seven People 7
8+ People 9
Total 167

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 79
Total 143

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 53% male.

Male 300
Female 267
Total 567

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B8 3NU has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 36% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 69
5-7 39
8-9 28
10-14 60
15 6
16-17 13
18-19 13
20-24 36
25-29 60
30-44 137
45-59 52
60-64 15
65-74 18
75-84 18
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 567

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B8 3NU 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 101
Married 211
Divorced 17
Separated 23
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 365

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 261
Good 191
Fair 76
Bad 26
Very Bad 13
Total 567

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Alum Rock Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 45% 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) 37
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 54
No GCSEs or Equivalent 165
Other 44
Total 365

Ethnic Group Embed This

Alum Rock 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 14% 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 81
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 4
Pakistani 380
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 1
Other Asian 63
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 8
Total 567

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Alum Rock Road, Birmingham), 62% 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 350
Wales 2
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 18
Other 193
Total 567

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 3NU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 426
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 23
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 65
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 54

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 73
No Religion 16
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 447
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 28
Total 567

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 53
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 35
Unemployed 35
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 42
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 48
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 45
Total 344

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 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 10
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 136

Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU is within the Washwood Heath policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In April 2021, 1 crime was reported within 1 mile of B8 3NU.

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Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near Alum Rock Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Washwood Heath
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Below are the details of the closest services to B8 3NU. 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 3NU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest railway station is Stechford, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stechford 0.9 miles
Adderley Park 1 mile
Duddeston 1.6 miles
Small Heath 2 miles
Lea Hall 2 miles
Aston 2.1 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.1 miles
Bordesley 2.2 miles
Tyseley 2.3 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
Acocks Green 2.7 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 2.8 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.8 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.8 miles
Erdington 2.9 miles
Spring Road 3 miles
Chester Road 3.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.4 miles
Marston Green 3.5 miles
Hall Green 3.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest is Thornton Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Thornton Primary School 560 yards
Sladefield Infant School 630 yards
Alston Primary School 720 yards
Shaw Hill Primary School 0.6 miles
Nansen Primary School 0.6 miles
St Cuthbert's RC Junior and Infant (NC) School 0.6 miles
Bordesley Green Primary School 0.7 miles
Parkfield Community School 0.7 miles
Ward End Primary School 0.8 miles
The Rosary Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest is Saltley Academy, approximately 410 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saltley Academy 410 yards
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 740 yards  
Rockwood Academy 0.6 miles
Waverley Studio College 0.7 miles
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form 1 mile
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 1.1 miles  
Hodge Hill College 1.1 miles
Hodge Hill Girls' School 1.2 miles
Small Heath Leadership Academy 1.5 miles
Darul Uloom Islamic High School 1.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest is Fernbank Medical Practice, approximately 340 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 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest is 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 Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest is Heartlands Hospital, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heartlands Hospital half a mile
Tamarind Centre 0.8 miles
Ardenleigh 2.1 miles
Eden Unit 2.4 miles
Forward House 2.4 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.5 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.6 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.6 miles
Endeavour Court 2.7 miles
Reservoir Court 2.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Alum Rock Road, Birmingham, B8 3NU. The nearest is Eyeworld Opticians, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyeworld Opticians < 50 yards
Ophthalmic Care Opticians 230 yards
Specs Direct (Ward End) Ltd 720 yards
T. Cox Opticians 820 yards
Home Eye Clinic Ltd 0.5 miles
Mikah Opticians 0.5 miles
Colin Lee Opticians 0.7 miles
The I Clinic 0.7 miles
Eyesavers 0.7 miles
Visioncraft (UK) Ltd 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 3NU

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 31 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 176.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
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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