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Thimblemill Road, Mill Gardens, Smethwick, B67 5RH | Demographic profile

Thimblemill Road, Mill Gardens is in a fairly typical neighbourhood popular with families

Demographic data is collected by the Office for National Statistics in the census, the most recent of which took place in 2015. This information is grouped into small geographic areas a few streets in size.

National politics

    Warley Borough is represented by the Labour party.

Labour

National (General) Election 2019

58.81%
Labour
27.9%
Conservative
6.63%
Brexit Party
4.26%
Liberal Democrat
2.39%
Green
Voting margin 30.91%
Voting turnout 59.0%

Thimblemill Road, Mill Gardens falls within the parliamentary constituency of Warley Borough, represented by the Labour MP, John Spellar. At the last general election Labour won control with a majority of 11,511 votes over Conservative. A breakdown of voting at the last election is shown above.

Population

  • 2044 people living in the immediate local area as of the 2011 census
high density urban

The most recent data we have available indicates that the area around Thimblemill Road, Mill Gardens is densely populated, with 2044 people living in the neighbourhood.

While population density on its own doesn’t mean a huge deal, a densely populated area might mean that you’re more likely to experience issues like noise or congestion caused by local traffic. However, it also might mean that key services and facilities are more accessible, located where the largest number of people can reach them.

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the National average of 39
32 years old
5%
9%
0-4
6%
7%
5-9
6%
7%
10-15
4%
3%
16-19
6%
7%
20-24
6%
10%
25-29
19%
26%
30-44
25%
19%
45-64
18%
7%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • National Average
  • This Area

Popularity with families

  • Popular with young families

The area around Thimblemill Road, Mill Gardens is popular with young families. The majority of people living here are single.

Ethnic Group

  • White British, with a mix of Indian and Black Caribbean

The most recent census data on ethnicity indicates that most people living within the area are White British, with a mix of Indian and Black Caribbean around this.

Income

  • Average household income is around the National average
37k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income around the National average.

Deprivation

  • Sandwell is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sandwell is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Industry of employment

  • Most popular sectors: Health, Manufacturing, and Property
Health

Typical industries in which local people are employed include Health, Manufacturing, and Property

Travel to work

  • Most popular travel methods: Car and Walking
Car

Most people travel to their workplace by Car (50%) and Walking (25%)

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the West Midlands region average of 39
32 years old
6%
9%
0-4
6%
7%
5-9
8%
7%
10-15
5%
3%
16-19
5%
7%
20-24
6%
10%
25-29
21%
26%
30-44
24%
19%
45-64
15%
7%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • West Midlands region Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is slightly higher than the West Midlands region average
37k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income slightly higher than the West Midlands region average.

Deprivation

  • Sandwell scores poorly in official government deprivation statistics compared to other places in West Midlands
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sandwell is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.

Local politics

    Warley Borough is represented by the Labour party.

 
Labour

Local elections

58
Labour
9
Conservative
5
Independents
Voting margin 49

Locally, Thimblemill Road, Mill Gardens falling under the responsibility of Sandwell, which is controlled by the Labour party.

Average age of local residents

  • Substantially younger than the Birmingham Locality average of 37
32 years old
6%
9%
0-4
7%
7%
5-9
7%
7%
10-15
4%
3%
16-19
7%
7%
20-24
9%
10%
25-29
22%
26%
30-44
21%
19%
45-64
14%
7%
65+

Population breakdown by age range

  • Birmingham Locality Average
  • This Area

Income

  • Average household income is around the Birmingham Locality average
37k
Average annual income

Deprivation indices indicate this is generally a fairly average area. At the same time, local households have an income around the Birmingham Locality average.

Deprivation

  • Sandwell area scores worse than Birmingham in official government statistics reflecting household income, employment, health and access to opportunities
average

Data released by the government each year indicates that this part of Sandwell is a fairly typical area in terms of household income, employment and access to opportunities

This information is modelled on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation, a national dataset compiled by the department for Communities and Local Government. This ranks neighbourhoods from ‘best’ to ‘worst’ across a number of criteria including access to employment, life expectancy, income and health. While this might be a simplistic way of viewing things, there is a strong relationship between an area’s IMD ranking and its desirability as a place to live.