Area Information for Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN

Alston Road in Birmingham is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Heartlands ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Birmingham, Hodge Hill. This page combines information for the address Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of B9 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 B9 5UN.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Birmingham
Ward Heartlands
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 Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN:

Bordesley Green East, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5SD
Repton Grove, Birmingham, B9 5UL
Alston Grove, Birmingham, B9 5SB
Bordesley Green East, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, B9 5SS
Repton Road, Birmingham, B9 5UJ
Repton Road, Birmingham, B9 5UP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about B9 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN 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 19 property sales in Alston 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 44
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 14
Total 147
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Alston Road, Birmingham contains a higher than average level of social housing - 39% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 30
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 55
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 17
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 6
Total 145

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 58
Two People 20
Three People 14
Four People 14
Five People 19
Six People 8
Seven People 5
8+ People 7
Total 145

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 21
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 63
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, Hodge Hill constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 223
Female 214
Total 437

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around B9 5UN 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 46
5-7 30
8-9 18
10-14 39
15 11
16-17 10
18-19 19
20-24 30
25-29 25
30-44 101
45-59 52
60-64 10
65-74 31
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 437

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode B9 5UN 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 103
Married 137
Divorced 11
Separated 13
Widowed 29
Same Sex 0
Total 293

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 183
Good 148
Fair 60
Bad 37
Very Bad 9
Total 437

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Alston 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) 34
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 46
No GCSEs or Equivalent 132
Other 29
Total 293

Ethnic Group Embed This

Alston 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 20% 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 86
Mixed Ethnicity 32
Indian 6
Pakistani 189
Bangladeshi 30
Chinese 7
Other Asian 25
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 19
Total 437

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Alston Road, Birmingham), 60% 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 264
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 15
Other 147
Total 437

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 B9 5UN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 315
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 59

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 89
No Religion 38
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 263
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 44
Total 437

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 43
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 28
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 37
Retired 28
Looking After Home or Family 40
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 23
Total 278

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 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 104

Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN is within the Bordesley Green 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 Alston Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Bordesley Green
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Below are the details of the closest services to B9 5UN. 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 B9 5UN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest railway station is Stechford, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Stechford 0.8 miles
Adderley Park 1.1 miles
Small Heath 1.7 miles
Duddeston 1.8 miles
Lea Hall 1.9 miles
Tyseley 1.9 miles
Bordesley 2.1 miles
Acocks Green 2.3 miles
Aston 2.4 miles
Gravelly Hill 2.5 miles
Spring Road 2.6 miles
Birmingham Moor Street 2.6 miles
Birmingham New Street 2.9 miles
Birmingham Snow Hill 2.9 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 3.1 miles
Hall Green 3.1 miles
Olton 3.1 miles
Marston Green 3.3 miles
Erdington 3.3 miles
Jewellery Quarter 3.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest is Alston Primary School, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Alston Primary School 90 yards
Bordesley Green Primary School 740 yards
St Cuthbert's RC Junior and Infant (NC) School 0.6 miles
Thornton Primary School 0.7 miles
Stechford Primary School 0.7 miles
Blakesley Hall Primary School 0.7 miles
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
Sladefield Infant School 0.8 miles
Shaw Hill Primary School 0.8 miles
St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest is Saltley Academy, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saltley Academy 370 yards
Waverley Studio College 580 yards
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Birmingham 0.7 miles  
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East 0.7 miles  
Rockwood Academy 0.9 miles
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form 1 mile
Small Heath Leadership Academy 1.3 miles
Darul Uloom Islamic High School 1.4 miles  
Hodge Hill College 1.5 miles
East Birmingham Network Academy 1.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest is Belchers Lane Surgery, approximately 210 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 Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice - Alum Rock, approximately 710 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 Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest is Heartlands Hospital, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Heartlands Hospital 120 yards
Tamarind Centre 0.5 miles
Ardenleigh 2.5 miles
Optegra Eye Hospital Birmingham 2.6 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.7 miles
Birmingham Children's Hospital 2.7 miles
Zinnia Centre 2.7 miles
Eden Unit 2.8 miles
Forward House 2.8 miles
Hertford House 3.1 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Alston Road, Birmingham, B9 5UN. The nearest is Eyeworld Opticians, approximately 760 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Eyeworld Opticians 760 yards
Ophthalmic Care Opticians 0.5 miles
Visioncraft (UK) Ltd 0.5 miles
Eyesavers 0.6 miles
Home Eye Clinic Ltd 0.8 miles
Mikah Opticians 0.8 miles
Specs Direct (Ward End) Ltd 0.8 miles
T. Cox Opticians 0.9 miles
Colin Lee Opticians 1 mile
The I Clinic 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.


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Broadband in B9 5UN

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 47 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 158.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 35Mbps
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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