Socio-economic statistics for Bordesley, Birmingham

We have collated a series of socio-economic statistics for Bordesley in Birmingham from UK government sources such as the 2021 Census and the Index of Multiple Deprivation. They should give you a broad snapshot of the area and the surrounding locations. Are the residents of Bordesley older than the national average or younger? What is the population of Bordesley and Birmingham? Is Bordesley an unemployment hotspot? This page should provide you with the answers.

How many residents own or rent their home in Bordesley and Birmingham

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census and calculated what proportion of people in Bordesley either own or rent their home. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. 24.06 of residents own their home either outright or mortgaged. 75.94 of Bordesley residents rent their home either privately or through a social landlord.
Area Owned Rented
Bordesley & Highgate 24.06% 75.94%
Birmingham 52.67% 47.33%
West Midlands 62.8% 37.2%
England 61.31% 38.69%

Bordesley has a significantly lower level of home ownership than the national average. This is indicative or an economically deprived area.

Bordesley compared to other wards in Birmingham

# Ward Owned Rented
1 Sutton Wylde Green 84.88% 15.12%
2 Sutton Roughley 81.2% 18.8%
3 Sutton Four Oaks 80.92% 19.08%
4 Hall Green South 79.23% 20.77%
5 Sutton Walmley & Minworth 79.1% 20.9%
6 Sutton Vesey 79.1% 20.9%
7 Sutton Mere Green 78.86% 21.14%
8 Sutton Trinity 72.97% 27.03%
9 Northfield (Birmingham) 70.64% 29.36%
10 Perry Barr 69.82% 30.18%
11 Hall Green North 69.08% 30.92%
12 Sheldon 68.09% 31.91%
13 Yardley East 67.93% 32.07%
14 Oscott 67.82% 32.18%
15 Highter's Heath 67.18% 32.82%
16 Sutton Reddicap 64.29% 35.71%
17 Brandwood & King's Heath 64.27% 35.73%
18 Quinton (Birmingham) 63.47% 36.53%
19 South Yardley 63.25% 36.75%
20 Stirchley 61.07% 38.93%
21 King's Norton North 60.77% 39.23%
22 Bromford & Hodge Hill 59.64% 40.36%
23 Handsworth Wood 59.55% 40.45%
24 Billesley 58.92% 41.08%
25 Sparkhill 58.19% 41.81%
26 Rubery & Rednal 57.42% 42.58%
27 Longbridge & West Heath 57.31% 42.7%
28 Small Heath 57.21% 42.79%
29 Allens Cross 55.78% 44.22%
30 Kingstanding 54.96% 45.04%
31 Ward End 54.56% 45.44%
32 Pype Hayes 52.93% 47.07%
33 Bournville & Cotteridge 52.78% 47.22%
34 Yardley West & Stechford 52.63% 47.37%
35 Acocks Green 52.5% 47.5%
36 Erdington 52.11% 47.89%
37 Perry Common 51.72% 48.28%
38 Moseley 51.29% 48.71%
39 Druids Heath & Monyhull 51.24% 48.76%
40 Harborne 49.86% 50.14%
41 Alum Rock 49.35% 50.65%
42 Heartlands 49.13% 50.87%
43 Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 48.63% 51.37%
44 Bartley Green 47.93% 52.07%
45 Frankley Great Park 47.87% 52.13%
46 Stockland Green 47.57% 52.43%
47 Edgbaston 47.35% 52.65%
48 Garretts Green 47.1% 52.9%
49 Weoley & Selly Oak 47.07% 52.93%
50 Aston (Birmingham) 46.74% 53.26%
51 King's Norton South 45.76% 54.24%
52 Handsworth 45.29% 54.71%
53 Shard End 44.8% 55.2%
54 Tyseley & Hay Mills 44.22% 55.78%
55 Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East 42.91% 57.09%
56 Holyhead 42.46% 57.54%
57 Gravelly Hill 42.12% 57.88%
58 North Edgbaston 38.6% 61.4%
59 Lozells 37.81% 62.19%
60 Bordesley Green 37.53% 62.47%
61 Balsall Heath West 35.87% 64.13%
62 Birchfield (Birmingham) 35.15% 64.85%
63 Castle Vale 34.95% 65.05%
64 Bournbrook & Selly Park 34.43% 65.57%
65 Soho & Jewellery Quarter 26.97% 73.03%
66 Bordesley & Highgate 24.06% 75.94%
67 Ladywood 17.55% 82.45%
68 Newtown (Birmingham) 16.53% 83.47%
69 Nechells 16.43% 83.57%
Bordesley is ranked 66 out of 69 wards in Birmingham for the percentage of home owners.

What are the occupations of the residents of Bordesley?

The largest employment sector in Bordesley is Professional Occupations. The smallest employment sector is Skilled Trades.
Sector Proportion
Professional Occupations 21.27%
Elementary Occupations 17.2%
Associate Professional & Technical 11.46%
Caring, leisure & Other Services 10.26%
Managers, Directors & Senior Officials 8.72%
Process Plant & Machine Operatives 7.81%
Administrative & Secretarial 7.59%
Skilled Trades 6.63%

Bordesley Education Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 census to found of the level of education Bordesley residents have in terms of formal qualifications as a percentage. The UK government breaks qualifications down into 7 levels. A detailed explanation of these levels can be found here. However, the Census groups these into just 4 \'levels\'. Here are some examples of the qualifications each census level represents when not stated;

  • Level 1 - GCSE grades D, E, F, or G & below
  • Level 2 - GCSE A*, A, B, C or O Level grades A, B or C
  • Level 3 - A or AS qualification at any grade
  • Level 4 - HNC, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree or Phd

In this first table we have compared Bordesley to the national average for England.
Level Bordesley & Highgate England
No Qualifications 22.86% 18.08%
Level 1 10.47% 9.69%
Level 2 10.89% 13.32%
Apprenticeship 2.49% 5.32%
Level 3 15.02% 16.92%
Level 4 34.93% 33.92%

Bordesley Unemployment Statistics

Since the introduction of Universal Credit, The Department for Work & Pensions have not issued any statistics (in our view) that can be used to ascertain the levels of unemployment or under employment in the UK, just meaningless geographic counts. However, the Office of National Statistics does publish claimant counts of people receiving out of work benefits, be that legacy Jobseeker’s Allowance or Universal Credit as a proportion of people over 16. These figures are usually updated once a month and are for Local Authority Districts and Unitary Authority Districts. So below are the figures of Birmingham.
Area Unemployed Yearly Change
Birmingham 8.5% -0.4%
West Midlands 5% -0.3%
England 3.8% -0.3%
UK 3.7% -0.3%
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS), Last Retrieved: March 2023
The 2021 census had data on people who were economically active (seeking work) yet unemployed on Census day (Sunday March 21st 2021). These statitics do cover Bordesley on a ward level. However, it has to be noted that the Census day was during the height of the Covid19 pandemic and therefore are not reflective of normal levels of unemployment. For example, between March 2020 and June 2020 people claiming Universal Credit doubled in most areas of the United Kingdom and then steadily declined up to the day of the Census and beyond. This data also contains the proportion of people in part-time work (working between 1-35 hours per week), which maybe an indicator of under employment in Bordesley.
Economic Status Proportion
In Employment 44.73%
In Part-Time Work 29.72%
Unemployed 12.42%
70.28% of the people in work, are in full-time employment in Bordesley

Bordesley Health Statistics

Bordesley & Highgate has more residents (very_good_pc-$country_health->very_good_pc, 2)%) describing their health as very good than the national average for England.
Area VG G F B VB
Bordesley & Highgate 52.2% 32.02% 10.85% 3.6% 1.32%
Birmingham 47.56% 33.28% 13.17% 4.52% 1.47%
West Midlands 46.4% 34.38% 13.54% 4.37% 1.31%
England 48.49% 33.71% 12.65% 3.98% 1.17%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

How has the health of residents in Birmingham changed since 2011?

Birmingham residents who describe their health as either good or very good has increased by 1.4% between the 2011 and 2021 census.
Year VG G F B VB
2011 45.53% 33.91% 13.87% 5.04% 1.65%
2021 47.56% 33.28% 13.17% 4.52% 1.47%
VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair, B = Bad & VB = Very Bad

Bordesley Age Distribution Statistics

We have taken the raw data from the 2021 Census and the calculated the proportion of age groups in Bordesley & Highgate.
Age Band Proportion
4 & under
5 - 9 years
10 - 15 years
16 - 19 years
20 - 24 years
25 - 34 years
35 - 49 years
50 - 64 years
65 - 74 years
75 - 84 years
85 years & over

Bordesley & Birmingham Immigration Statistics

We have analysed the Census 2021 raw data on country of birth and compiled immigration statistics as percentages of the population. All percentages have been rounded to two decimal places. Below are the figures for Bordesley in the Birmingham local area district.

Area Born in UK Born outside UK
Bordesley & Highgate 53.66% 46.34%
Birmingham 73.28% 26.72%
West Midlands 84.84% 15.17%
England 82.65% 17.35%

Bordesley compared to other wards in Birmingham

# Ward Born in UK Born outside UK
1 Holyhead 49.89% 50.11%
2 Ladywood 50.74% 49.26%
3 Bordesley & Highgate 53.66% 46.34%
4 Bordesley Green 54.57% 45.43%
5 Handsworth 55.02% 44.98%
6 Aston 55.69% 44.31%
7 Small Heath 56.18% 43.82%
8 North Edgbaston 56.36% 43.64%
9 Lozells 57.03% 42.97%
10 Newtown 57.3% 42.7%
11 Birchfield 57.82% 42.18%
12 Soho & Jewellery Quarter 58.01% 41.99%
13 Sparkhill 58.34% 41.66%
14 Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East 58.79% 41.21%
15 Nechells 59.11% 40.89%
16 Alum Rock 59.32% 40.68%
17 Balsall Heath West 59.91% 40.09%
18 Heartlands 60.65% 39.36%
19 Handsworth Wood 61.83% 38.17%
20 Edgbaston 63.05% 36.95%
21 Ward End 64.26% 35.74%
22 Tyseley & Hay Mills 67.23% 32.77%
23 Hall Green North 69.33% 30.67%
24 Stockland Green 69.57% 30.43%
25 Gravelly Hill 69.58% 30.42%
26 Yardley West & Stechford 70.95% 29.05%
27 Harborne 73.06% 26.94%
28 Bromford & Hodge Hill 73.47% 26.53%
29 Moseley 74.14% 25.86%
30 Acocks Green 74.41% 25.59%
31 Perry Barr 74.88% 25.12%
32 Weoley & Selly Oak 76.44% 23.56%
33 Quinton 77.37% 22.63%
34 Erdington 77.76% 22.24%
35 Perry Common 78.16% 21.84%
36 Bournbrook & Selly Park 78.23% 21.77%
37 Garretts Green 79.29% 20.71%
38 Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 79.31% 20.69%
39 South Yardley 80.49% 19.51%
40 Billesley 80.69% 19.31%
41 Hall Green South 80.92% 19.08%
42 Brandwood & King's Heath 81.96% 18.04%
43 Pype Hayes 82.05% 17.95%
44 Kingstanding 82.28% 17.72%
45 Yardley East 82.42% 17.58%
46 Allens Cross 83.56% 16.44%
47 Stirchley 83.56% 16.44%
48 Bartley Green 84.61% 15.39%
49 Druids Heath & Monyhull 85.48% 14.52%
50 Bournville & Cotteridge 85.53% 14.47%
51 Sheldon 86.37% 13.63%
52 King's Norton South 86.7% 13.3%
53 Oscott 86.84% 13.16%
54 King's Norton North 88.25% 11.75%
55 Sutton Trinity 88.52% 11.48%
56 Northfield 88.72% 11.28%
57 Sutton Reddicap 88.9% 11.1%
58 Sutton Wylde Green 89.16% 10.84%
59 Sutton Four Oaks 89.21% 10.79%
60 Longbridge & West Heath 89.25% 10.75%
61 Sutton Vesey 89.27% 10.73%
62 Highter's Heath 89.34% 10.66%
63 Shard End 89.7% 10.3%
64 Frankley Great Park 89.89% 10.11%
65 Sutton Walmley & Minworth 90.51% 9.49%
66 Sutton Roughley 90.84% 9.16%
67 Sutton Mere Green 91.02% 8.98%
68 Rubery & Rednal 91.36% 8.64%
69 Castle Vale 91.4% 8.6%
'; Bordesley is ranked 3 out of 69 wards in Birmingham for the number of residents born outside of the UK.

What is the population of Bordesley and Birmingham?

The table below contains the populations figures for each ward in Birmingham including Bordesley. These population ONS figures are estimated are dated Mid 2020.

Ward Population
Acocks Green 23951
Allens Cross 10466
Alum Rock 26763
Aston 23904
Balsall Heath West 11790
Bartley Green 22676
Billesley 19892
Birchfield 12531
Bordesley & Highgate 16295
Bordesley Green 12816
Bournbrook & Selly Park 25295
Bournville & Cotteridge 17925
Brandwood & King's Heath 18500
Bromford & Hodge Hill 21926
Castle Vale 9648
Druids Heath & Monyhull 11660
Edgbaston 22112
Erdington 20764
Frankley Great Park 11717
Garretts Green 10772
Glebe Farm & Tile Cross 24227
Gravelly Hill 10604
Hall Green North 23136
Hall Green South 10253
Handsworth 12537
Handsworth Wood 20414
Harborne 24816
Heartlands 13454
Highter's Heath 10946
Holyhead 12476
King's Norton North 11644
King's Norton South 11168
Kingstanding 20848
Ladywood 30344
Longbridge & West Heath 20019
Lozells 9713
Moseley 21699
Nechells 16678
Newtown 15498
North Edgbaston 24555
Northfield 10124
Oscott 20113
Perry Barr 20279
Perry Common 11854
Pype Hayes 10645
Quinton 20441
Rubery & Rednal 11016
Shard End 12061
Sheldon 19653
Small Heath 20541
Soho & Jewellery Quarter 28124
South Yardley 10551
Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East 25643
Sparkhill 21561
Stirchley 10004
Stockland Green 24233
Sutton Four Oaks 9111
Sutton Mere Green 9806
Sutton Reddicap 9896
Sutton Roughley 11531
Sutton Trinity 9273
Sutton Vesey 19513
Sutton Walmley & Minworth 15804
Sutton Wylde Green 8552
Tyseley & Hay Mills 12547
Ward End 13688
Weoley & Selly Oak 24303
Yardley East 10247
Yardley West & Stechford 12979
Birmingham Total 1140525



Last updated: 20/02/2024, Additional Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.



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