Birmingham City Council

Erdington Ward

Erdington is sited approximately four miles (6 Kms) from the city centre serving the suburbs to the north-eastern side of Birmingham. It is also one of the four wards that make up the Erdington Parliamentary Constituency.

The area is largely residential, has a thriving retail shopping centre and very little in the way of industrial development.

Erdington's centre is clearly defined by the land use pattern. Houses surrounding the High Street area are predominantly from the Victorian and Edwardian eras (1860-1915). The High Street shopping area is very profitable for retailers, it is partly pedestrianised, includes a shopping precinct and two market halls.
2001 Census of Population: Key Statistics
Erdington Ward Map
  • According to the 2001 Population Census there were 23,853 people resident in Erdington.
  • The area is 4.9 square km in size, with a population density of 4,910 people per square km, this compares with 3,649 people per square km for Birmingham.
  • 20.4% of people were aged under 16, 58.7% were aged between 16 and 59, while 20.9% were aged over 60. The average age was 38.1, compared with 36 years for Birmingham.
  • The minority ethnic population made up 14% (3,342) of the wards population, compared with 29.6% for Birmingham.
  • 64% of households were owner occupied and 23.3% were rented from either the local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord. The remaining 12.7% of households rented privately or lived rent free.
  • The Census found that 11,127 (65.4%) of the population aged 16 to 74 were working or seeking work, this compared with 60.4% for Birmingham.
There is further Census information available about Birmingham wards and other areas on our Key Statistics Pages and also on the Birmingham Economy web pages.

Source: Census 2001, Crown Copyright.

Public Transport

Rail: Erdington Station (Cross City Line). Chester Road Station is adjacent.

Related links

Councillors Advice Bureaux - Erdington Ward
Transport Information
Erdington Town Centre - A Place Where People Can