Area Information for The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL

The Alley in Dudley is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Gornal ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Dudley North. This page combines information for the address The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of DY3 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 DY3 2UL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Dudley
Ward Gornal
Constituency Dudley North
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 The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL:

Acton Drive, Dudley, DY3 2UW
Straits Road, Dudley, DY3 2UN
Musk Lane West, Dudley, DY3 2UJ
Straits Road, Dudley, DY3 2UR
Orchard Grove, Dudley, DY3 2UX
St. Chads Close, Dudley, DY3 2LJ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about DY3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL 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 27 property sales in The Alley 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 The Alley, Dudley 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 30
Semi-Detached 77
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 117
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing The Alley, Dudley contains a higher than average level of social housing - 26% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 30
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 116

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 27
Two People 42
Three People 27
Four People 14
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 116

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 16
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 67

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 Dudley North constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 135
Female 144
Total 279

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 17
5-7 9
8-9 3
10-14 8
15 1
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 19
25-29 17
30-44 33
45-59 63
60-64 18
65-74 41
75-84 29
85-89 5
90+ 1
Total 279

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode DY3 2UL 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 71
Married 125
Divorced 17
Separated 8
Widowed 20
Same Sex 0
Total 241

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 Gornal ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (67%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 95
Good 91
Fair 61
Bad 24
Very Bad 8
Total 279

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

The Alley and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 40% 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) 32
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 27
No GCSEs or Equivalent 97
Other 11
Total 241

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (The Alley, Dudley) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 100% 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 278
Indian 1
Total 279

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 277
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 0
Other 0
Total 279

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 DY3 2UL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 186
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
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 93

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 204
No Religion 55
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 18
Total 279

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Gornal ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 74
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 3
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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 5
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 116

The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL is within the Dudley North 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 The Alley
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Below are the details of the closest services to DY3 2UL. 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 DY3 2UL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest railway station is Coseley, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Coseley 2.8 miles
Tipton 3.1 miles
Dudley Port 3.7 miles
Cradley Heath 4 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 4.3 miles
Stourbridge Town 4.5 miles
Wolverhampton 4.7 miles
Old Hill 4.8 miles
Stourbridge Junction 5 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 5.4 miles
Rowley Regis 5.4 miles
Langley Green 5.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 6.7 miles
Hagley 6.8 miles
Bescot Stadium 6.8 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 7.2 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 7.2 miles
The Hawthorns 7.4 miles
Bilbrook 7.4 miles
Walsall 7.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest is Red Hall Primary School, approximately 800 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Red Hall Primary School 800 yards
Straits Primary School 860 yards
Roberts Primary School 0.7 miles
Milking Bank Primary School 1.1 miles
Russells Hall Primary School 1.2 miles
Cotwall End Primary School 1.3 miles
St Chad's Catholic Primary School 1.4 miles
St Mark's CofE Primary School 1.4 miles
Blanford Mere Primary School 1.5 miles
Wrens Nest Primary School 1.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest is Ellowes Hall Sports College, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ellowes Hall Sports College 0.6 miles
Beacon Hill Academy 1.5 miles
Bishop Milner Catholic College 1.5 miles
The Dormston School 1.7 miles
Pegasus Academy 1.8 miles
Kingswinford Academy 1.9 miles
St James Academy 2.1 miles
The Crestwood School 2.1 miles
Summerhill School 2.5 miles
Wombourne High School 2.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest is Lower Gornal Medical Practice, approximately 680 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 The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest is Kemberton, approximately 700 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 The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest is Dudley Urgent Care Centre, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Dudley Urgent Care Centre 1.4 miles
Russells Hall Hospital 1.4 miles
Bushey Fields Hospital 1.5 miles
Guest Hospital 2.7 miles
Penn Hospital 2.8 miles
St Jude's Women's Hospital (HQ) 3.1 miles
Corbett Hospital 3.8 miles
Stourside Hospital 4.2 miles
Rowley Regis Hospital 4.5 miles
West Park Hospital 4.7 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Alley, Dudley, DY3 2UL. The nearest is The Eyecare Centre Ltd, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
The Eyecare Centre Ltd 510 yards
Taylor Made Specs 1 mile
Budgetspex Ltd 1.4 miles
R T Knight Opticians 1.6 miles
Specs Direct 1.6 miles
The Eyecare Centre Ltd 2 miles
R A Lawley Ltd 2.1 miles
Special Look's Opticians 2.1 miles
Krystal Vision 2.1 miles
Pinder & Moore Optometrists 2.1 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 DY3 2UL

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 19 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 100.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.7Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) 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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