Bordesley Green Ward
Bordesley Green Ward Profile
Bordesley Green Ward is situated approximately 4 kilometres east of the city centre. Bordesley Green Ward is part of the Hodge Hill District which also includes: Washwood Heath, Shard End and Hodge Hill Wards.
Population & Housing
Bordesley Green is an inner city ward consisting mainly of older terraced housing. Approximately 31,252 people live in the area and there are 9319 households. There is a relatively small amount of Council Housing compared to other areas. The majority of homes are privately owned or rented. Overall, the level of deprivations is higher than the city average.
Age, ethnic origin & language
Bordesley Green has a relatively young population with 48.9% aged under 24, but the elderly population is growing. Based on the 2001 population census, the ethnic group with the highest representation in the Ward are of Asian / Asian British origin (62.6%), compared with (28.6%) White, (4.9%) Black / Black British and the Mixed / Chinese and other ethnic groups represent (3.9%) of the total population for Bordesley Green Ward. The most common spoken language is English, but the community languages are also strong Punhabi, Urdu, Mirpuri, Bengali, Pushto and Arabic.
Shopping and Leisure
Bordesley Green's principle shopping areas are Coventry Road, Green Lane and Bordesley Green. Saltley Leisure Centre is situated at the top of the ward boundary has undertaking a huge redevelopment and improvement of its indoor and outdoor facilities. Other open spaces in the ward include Digby Park, Henry Barber Park, Grange Road Park, Bordesley Green Recreation Ground, River Cole Recreation Grounds Heybarnes, Newbridge and Batchelors.
Bordesley Green has 7 primary schools and 2 secondary schools.
Primary: Bordesley Green JI, Marlborough I, Marlborough J, Somerville JI, St Benedicts JI, Star Bank JI, Alston JI.
Secondary: Saltley Secondary School and Waverley Secondary School.
Saltley Community Leisure Centre
Includes Heartlands Hospital and Yardley Green Medical Centre.