Overview for Windmill Street, BIRMINGHAM, B1 1GA

Introduction

Birmingham (BUR-ming-əm) is a city and metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. It is the second-largest city in Britain - commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom - with a population of 1.145 million in the city proper. Birmingham borders the Black Country to its west and together with its city of Wolverhampton and towns including Dudley and Solihull to the south-east, forms the West Midlands conurbation. The wider metropolitan area has a population of 4.3 million, making it the largest outside of London.

Located in the West Midlands region of England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from London, Birmingham is considered to be the social, cultural, financial and commercial centre of the Midlands. It is just west of the traditional centre point of England at Meriden, and is the most inland major city in the country, and lying north of the Cotswolds and east of the Shropshire Hills. Distinctively, Birmingham only has small rivers flowing through it, mainly the River Tame and its tributaries River Rea and River Cole – one of the closest main rivers is the Severn, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city centre. The city does however have numerous canals, collectively named the Birmingham Canal Navigations.

Historically a market town in Warwickshire in the medieval period, Birmingham grew during the 18th century during the Midlands Enlightenment and during the Industrial Revolution, which saw advances in science, technology and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society. By 1791, it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world". Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation; this provided an economic base for prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. The Watt steam engine was invented in Birmingham.

The resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of political radicalism which, under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain, was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy. From the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1943, Birmingham was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe in what is known as the Birmingham Blitz. The damage done to the city's infrastructure, in addition to a deliberate policy of demolition and new building by planners, led to extensive urban regeneration in subsequent decades.

Birmingham's economy is now dominated by the service sector. The city is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second-largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $121.1bn (2014). Its five universities, including the University of Birmingham, make it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London. Birmingham's major cultural institutions – the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Library of Birmingham and Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes. The city also successfully hosted the 2022 Commonwealth Games. In 2021, Birmingham was the third most visited city in the UK by people from foreign nations.

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Summary for Windmill Street, BIRMINGHAM, B1 1GA

West Midlands
This postcode is in the
Ladywood
within
Birmingham
Rural/Urban
Major conurbation   ?

Roadworks near B1 1GA

Today's roadworks within 3 miles
Planned
114
In Progress
148
Completed
49
Cancelled
16

Road Safety near B1 1GA

Details of personal injury accidents in and around Windmill Street, B1 1GA that have been reported to West Midlands Police over the past 20 years.

Traffic Levels near B1 1GA

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Police

This area is policed by West Midlands Police.

West Midlands Police split their policing area into 86 separate neighbourhoods and this postcode is in the Ladywood neighbourhood.

West Midlands Police

Ladywood Neighbourhood Crime

Top 3 Categories

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Violent Crime
Apr 2024
114
Mar 2024
172
Vehicle Crime
Apr 2024
35
Mar 2024
33
Anti-social Behaviour
Apr 2024
30
Mar 2024
33

Member of UK Parliament

This postcode is in the Birmingham, Ladywood parliamentary constituency.

Birmingham, Ladywood is a constituency in the West Midlands region of England. The seat has been held by Shabana Mahmood (Labour) since May 2010.

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Most Recent House Sales for Windmill Street, B1 1GA

307 AXIUM, 40 WINDMILL STREET, B1 1GA
12 Apr 2023
£205,000
114 40 WINDMILL STREET, B1 1GA
26 Jan 2022
£311,844
204 40 WINDMILL STREET, B1 1GA
17 Dec 2021
£283,995
206 40 WINDMILL STREET, B1 1GA
26 Nov 2021
£230,000

Local Petrol Station Prices

Petrol Standard (E10)
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Petrol Super (E5)
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Diesel Standard (B7)
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Diesel Super (B7)
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Coordinates for B1 1GA

Latitude
52.473248
Longitude
-1.902375

Residents at B1 1GA

Households
23
Male
16
Female
21
People per Household
1.61

Sunrise and Sunset at B1 1GA

Sunrise
04:42
Sunset
21:32

Traffic Emission Zones

Birmingham

Historical Weather Summary

Clear20.03%
Cloudy69.73%
Rain6.25%
Windy3.95%
Other0.04%

Population

Birmingham
1,153,000

Deprivation Index

3.2 England
The lower the score (out of 100),
the more deprived the postcode

Average Energy Performance

Domestic Certificates

Companies Registered at B1 1GA

Active
6
Inactive
2

Postcode Details for B1 1GA

Introduced
1 Jun 2020

Recent Updates

3 Jun 2024
Sold House Price data updated for April 2024
2 Jun 2024
Police and Crime data updated for April 2024
29 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated April 2024
16 May 2024
Schools Data updated for May 2024
9 May 2024
Companies Data updated for April 2024
3 May 2024
Police and Crime data updated for March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (England and Wales) updated March 2024
2 May 2024
Energy Performance Certificates (Scotland) updated January to March 2024

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