Area Information for Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA

This postcode in Shirley is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Shirley West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Solihull. This page combines information for the address Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B90 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2015. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Solihull
Ward Shirley West
Constituency Solihull
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 Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA:

Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AA
Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AT
Shirley, Solihull, B90 3GY
Shirley, Solihull, B90 3YB
Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AF
Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3BL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B90 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA 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 Shirley, Solihull consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 9
Semi-Detached 91
Terraced 23
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 124
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 57
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 24
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 122

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 50
Three People 14
Four People 14
Five People 3
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 122

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 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 83

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 Solihull constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 44% male.

Male 118
Female 151
Total 269

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 14
5-7 10
8-9 6
10-14 12
15 3
16-17 5
18-19 2
20-24 18
25-29 18
30-44 41
45-59 60
60-64 22
65-74 28
75-84 23
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 269

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B90 3XA 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 69
Married 99
Divorced 24
Separated 4
Widowed 26
Same Sex 2
Total 224

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 112
Good 90
Fair 51
Bad 10
Very Bad 6
Total 269

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

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 40
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 75
Other 12
Total 224

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% white.

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 248
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 2
Other Asian 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 269

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 247
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 1
Other 11
Total 269

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 B90 3XA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 204
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 55

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 195
No Religion 54
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 11
Total 269

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 63
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 14
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 32
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 2
Total 194

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
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 22
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 118

Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA is within the Shirley 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 Shirley. 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 B90 3XA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest railway station is Shirley, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Shirley 0.9 miles
Yardley Wood 1.5 miles
Whitlocks End 1.6 miles
Solihull 1.6 miles
Hall Green 2.1 miles
Olton 2.3 miles
Widney Manor 2.3 miles
Spring Road 2.5 miles
Wythall 2.6 miles
Acocks Green 2.9 miles
Tyseley 3.2 miles
Earlswood (West Midlands) 3.2 miles
The Lakes (Warks) 3.5 miles
Dorridge 4 miles
Small Heath 4.1 miles
Bournville 4.4 miles
Wood End 4.5 miles
Kings Norton 4.6 miles
Bordesley 4.9 miles
Marston Green 5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest is Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Tudor Grange Primary Academy, St James 150 yards
Blossomfield Infant and Nursery School 780 yards
Shirley Heath Junior School 790 yards
Burman Infant School 830 yards
Haslucks Green School 850 yards
Woodlands Infant School 0.6 miles
Streetsbrook Infant and Early Years Academy 0.7 miles
Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Chilcote Primary School 0.9 miles
Sharmans Cross Junior School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest is Light Hall School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Light Hall School 0.6 miles
Alderbrook School 1.2 miles
Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull 1.4 miles
Langley School 1.5 miles
St Peter's Catholic School 1.6 miles
Hall Green School 2 miles
Ninestiles, an Academy 2.2 miles
Lode Heath School 2.3 miles
Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School 2.5 miles
Kings Heath Boys 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest is GPS Healthcare - Park Surgery, approximately < 50 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 Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest is Shirley Dental Care, approximately 310 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 Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest is Hertford House, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hertford House 2.2 miles
Solihull Hospital 2.3 miles
Spire Parkway Hospital 2.8 miles
Zinnia Centre 3.3 miles
Grove Avenue 3.3 miles
Juniper Centre 3.8 miles
Moseley Hall Hospital 3.8 miles
Dan Mooney House 3.9 miles
David Bromley House 3.9 miles
Tamarind Centre 4.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Shirley, Solihull, B90 3XA. The nearest is Homespecs, approximately 310 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Homespecs 310 yards
Sims Opticians 400 yards
Specsavers Opticians 470 yards
Pike Opticians Ltd 580 yards
Boots-Birmingham- Shirley 610 yards
Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care 610 yards
Asda Opticians 640 yards
Waddam Opticians Ltd 0.9 miles
Visioncraft (UK) Ltd 0.9 miles
Optical Eye Lusions 1 mile

* 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.