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Lozells and East Handsworth Ward

A Vision for Lozells and East Handsworth Ward

  • Reduce crime and the fear of crime
  • Improve community facilities and provide a facilitator for young people
  • Improve the local environment
  • Improve training and job opportunities
  • Improve housing
  • Promote and improve health
  • Encourage active public involvement
2011 Census of Population: Key Statistics
  • Lozells and  East Handsworth Ward Map
    According to the 2011 Population Census there were 31,074 people resident in Lozells and East Handsworth Ward.
  • 28.6% of people were aged under 15, 62.9% were aged between 16 and 64, while 8.5% were aged over 65.
  • The minority ethnic population made up 89.2% (27,726) of the ward population, compared with 42.1% for Birmingham. These numbers exclude people with a White Irish background.
  • 41.4% of households were owner occupied and 36.8% were rented from either the local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord. The remaining 21.9% of households rented privately or lived rent free.
  • The Census found that 12,052 (57.5%) of the population aged 16 to 74 were working or seeking work, this compared with 64.2% for Birmingham.

More detailed statistical information is available about Birmingham and its other wards on our Census and Population pages and also the

National Statistics Neighbourhood Website

Source Census 2011, [Key Statistics for Local Authorities & Census Area Statistics]Crown Copyright. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO.

Lozells & East Handsworth Ward - The Place

Lozells & East Handsworth ward is located approximately two kilometres to the north of Birmingham City Centre. It is one of four wards, which make up the Perry Barr Parliamentary Constituency.

To the north, Handsworth ward is enclosed by the Birmingham to Walsall railway line. The outer ring road Wellington Road into Church Lane, down into Hinstock Road, then along Philip Victor Road and Antrobus Road. To the east the ward boundary follows Birchfield Road between the Perry Barr island and Johnstone Street. Rookery Road onto Soho Road, then into Soho Hill forms the western ward boundary. Nursery Road into Gerrard Street forms the main southern border.

Handsworth Streetscene

Building Success

This is what we will do to make sure the ward plan is working!

The Ward Advisory Board will be responsible for checking that the actions set out in the Plan are being achieved. This is a group comprising local councillors, neighbourhood forums, residents associations and community organisations representatives.

Ward Committee meetings are held regularly to give local people a chance to have their say and get involved in improving their neighbourhood. The Ward Committee will also follow the progress of actions identified in the Ward Development plan. View future Ward Committee dates.

Which priorities would you like to be included in future ward development plans? Please let us know via any of the telephone numbers below or e-mail the Senior Community and Partnership Officer at jesse_gerald@birmingham.gov.uk. If you would like this plan sent to you in another language, please contact Jesse Gerald, Senior Community and Partnership Officer Officer on (0121) 464 0226.

Useful Contact Numbers

District Ward Support Officer
Ken Brown
(0121) 675 2349

Councillor Mahmood Hussain
(0121) 303 2040

Councillor Hendrina Quinnen
(0121) 303 2039

Jesse Gerald - Senior Community and Partnership Officer
(0121) 464 0226

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