Area Information for Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS

Station Drive in Earlswood is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Blythe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Meriden. This page combines information for the address Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B94 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 B94 5JS.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Solihull
Ward Blythe
Constituency Meriden
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 Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS 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 8 property sales in Station Drive 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 Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 110
Semi-Detached 18
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 163
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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 70
Owned with Mortgage 57
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 157

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 37
Two People 54
Three People 26
Four People 23
Five People 9
Six People 6
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 157

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 37
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 46
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
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 Meriden constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 53% male.

Male 217
Female 193
Total 410

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 19
5-7 16
8-9 13
10-14 22
15 5
16-17 12
18-19 10
20-24 20
25-29 16
30-44 76
45-59 91
60-64 36
65-74 50
75-84 19
85-89 2
90+ 3
Total 410

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B94 5JS 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 89
Married 201
Divorced 24
Separated 8
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 335

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 211
Good 141
Fair 45
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 410

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) 109
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 38
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 55
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 49
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 12
Total 335

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 377
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 11
Pakistani 9
Chinese 4
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other 2
Total 410

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 362
Wales 4
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 17
European Union 6
Other 16
Total 410

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 B94 5JS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 348
Republic of Ireland 22
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 34

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 287
No Religion 67
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 2
Muslim 13
Sikh 5
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 28
Total 410

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Blythe ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 108
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 29
Self Employed 67
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 7
Total 311

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 3
Manufacturing 21
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 29
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 9
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 18
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 18
Total 217

Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS is within the Rural policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

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Below are the details of the closest services to Earlswood. 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 B94 5JS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest railway station is Earlswood (West Midlands), approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Earlswood (West Midlands) 80 yards
The Lakes (Warks) 0.8 miles
Wythall 0.9 miles
Wood End 1.7 miles
Whitlocks End 1.8 miles
Shirley 2.6 miles
Danzey 3.4 miles
Yardley Wood 3.8 miles
Widney Manor 4.2 miles
Kings Norton 4.4 miles
Solihull 4.5 miles
Dorridge 4.6 miles
Alvechurch 4.7 miles
Hall Green 4.9 miles
Bournville 5 miles
Northfield 5.3 miles
Spring Road 5.4 miles
Longbridge 5.5 miles
Olton 5.5 miles
Redditch 5.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest is Tidbury Green School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Tidbury Green School 1 mile
Meadow Green Primary School 1 mile
Coppice Primary School 1.7 miles
St Patricks Church of England Primary Academy 1.7 miles
Dickens Heath Community Primary School 1.7 miles
Cheswick Green Primary School 2.4 miles
Hollywood Primary School 2.6 miles
Tanworth-in-Arden CofE Primary School 2.6 miles
Woodlands Infant School 2.6 miles
Mill Lodge Primary School 2.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest is Woodrush High School, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Woodrush High School 1.6 miles
Light Hall School 2.6 miles
Solihull Alternative Provision Academy 3.2 miles  
Alderbrook School 3.8 miles
Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull 3.9 miles
Kings Heath Boys 4 miles
St Peter's Catholic School 4 miles
Wheelers Lane Technology College 4.4 miles
Swanshurst School 4.4 miles
Hall Green School 4.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest is Hollyoaks Medical Centre, approximately 0.8 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 Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest is Heath Dental, approximately 1.6 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 Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest is Cygnet Wast Hills, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Cygnet Wast Hills 3.7 miles
West Heath Hospital 4.5 miles
Dan Mooney House 5 miles
David Bromley House 5 miles
Solihull Hospital 5 miles
Grove Avenue 5.2 miles
Hertford House 5.4 miles
Spire Parkway Hospital 5.6 miles
Juniper Centre 5.6 miles
Moseley Hall Hospital 5.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Station Drive, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5JS. The nearest is Pabari Opticians, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pabari Opticians 1.6 miles
Dickens Eye Clinic 1.6 miles
Penzer Opticians 2.9 miles
Vision Replublic 2.9 miles
Pike Opticians Ltd 3 miles
Sims Opticians 3.1 miles
Homespecs 3.1 miles
Tesco Stores Ltd 3.2 miles
Lakis Stelios Stylianou 3.3 miles
Eye C Healthcare (Domiciliary Only) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 3.3 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 B94 5JS

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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 7 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 38.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 51.8Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband 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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