The Ward includes both inner-city estates and most of the city centre. It also includes the historic Jewellery Quarter
Writer Washington Irving once lived here.
|2001 Census of Population: Key Statistics
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.
- According to the 2001 Population Census there were 23,789 people resident in Ladywood.
- The area is 7.1 square KM in size, with a population density of 3,330 people per square KM, this compares with 3,649 people per square KM for Birmingham.
- 18.3% of people were aged under 16, 66.5% were aged between 16 and 59, while 15.2% were aged over 60. The average age was 34.4, compared with 36 years for Birmingham.
- The minority ethnic population made up 49% (11,654) of the wards population, compared with 29.6% for Birmingham.
- 33.9% of households were owner occupied and 47.2% were rented from either the local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord. The remaining 18.9% of households rented privately or lived rent free.
- The Census found that 10,643 (58.5%) of the population aged 16 to 74 were working or seeking work, this compared with 60.4% for Birmingham.
Source: Census 2001, Crown Copyright.
The City's main station, New Street, is at the Eastern end of the ward, with services to all parts of the country. Local Services are shared with Snow Hill station (which also offers an alternative route to some destinations further afield). The Wolverhampton and Cross- City lines pass through the ward, but with no other stations, although Five Ways Station (cross City Line) is adjacent.
The Midland Metro starts at Snow Hill Station, with a stop at St Pauls.
Major Roads: Inner Ring Road, Hagely Road, Dudley Road, City Road (the latter is the longest stretch of dead- straight road in the City!)
Councillors Advice Bureaux - Ladywood Ward
Heritage: Washington Irving