Birmingham City Council

Kingstanding Ward

Kingstanding Ward, in the Northern part of the City, includes parts of New Oscott, Perry Common, St Mary's Roman Catholic College, Witton Lakes and part of Kingstanding Circle. It is part of the Parliamentary Constituency of Erdington.

Kingstanding Ward is essentially suburban in character and primarily a residential area with limited commercial and manufacturing development. Most of the area was developed in the 1920s and 1930s, though Wyrley Birch dates to the 1960s and Oscott to the 1970s.

Distinct development patterns and the arterial routes through the area divide it into a number of districts or neighbourhoods: North Kingstanding, Perry Common, Wyrley Birch and Oscott.

North Kingstanding is a large inter-war housing estate which is in need of a major modernisation programme to bring it up to modern standards. Wyrley Birch is a 1960's estate which has benefited from Estate Action and Housing Association investment over the last few years. Perry Common is the subject of a major redevelopment programme which is being carried out through a resident led Community Association. Oscott is a largely private sector development dating from the 1970s.
2001 Census of Population: Key Statistics
Kingstanding Ward Map
  • According to the 2001 Population Census there were 25,702 people resident in Kingstanding.
  • The area is 4.8 square km in size, with a population density of 5,410 people per square KM, this compares with 3,649 people per square km for Birmingham.
  • 26.3% of people were aged under 16, 53.7% were aged between 16 and 59, while 20% were aged over 60. The average age was 36.1, compared with 36 years for Birmingham.
  • The minority ethnic population made up 10.6% (2,724) of the wards population, compared with 29.6% for Birmingham.
  • 51.2% of households were owner occupied and 40.2% were rented from either the local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord. The remaining 8.5% of households rented privately or lived rent free.
  • The Census found that 10,116 (59.3%) 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.

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