282,781TOTAL POPULATION
107,598HOUSEHOLDS
8.7%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£23,920AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
B2 POSTCODE REGION

Birmingham (B2)

The B2 postcode area is located in the Birmingham postcode town region, within the county of West Midlands, and contains a total of individual postcodes.

There are 14 electoral wards in the B2 postcode area, including Alcester, Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cradley Heath, Halesowen, Henley-In-Arden, Oldbury, Redditch, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Solihull, Studley, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, West Bromwich, which come under the local authority of the Birmingham Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 32% of people in B2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of B2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 63%WORKING
  • 37%UNEMPLOYED

37% of people in B2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 32%AB
  • 47%C2/C2
  • 21%DE

According to census records, 32% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 30%WHITE
  • 70%NON-WHITE

30% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

B2West Midlands

West Midlands

The county of West Midlands

B2 is located in the county of West Midlands, in England.

West Midlands has a total population of 2,864,900, making it the 2nd largest county in the UK.

West Midlands has a total area of 348 square miles, and a population density of 3177 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

B2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of B2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Alcester
Birmingham
Bromsgrove
Cradley Heath
Halesowen
Henley-In-Arden
Oldbury
Redditch
Rowley Regis
Smethwick
Solihull
Studley
Sutton Coldfield
Tamworth
West Bromwich
West Midlands Postal Town Map
Outward CodeB2
Postal TownBirmingham
MSOA NameBirmingham 050
LSOA NameBirmingham 050A
CountyWest Midlands
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityBirmingham
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation
Browse Postcodes in B2

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Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (B) and estimated address.

Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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