Birmingham Economy

Notes on the Birmingham economy for GCSE Business Studies.

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Perry Barr
Perry Barr Ward is situated in the north west of
the city. It covers the majority of the old Perry
Barr ward plus part of the old Aston ward. It
has a similar age profile than the City average.
The percentage of ethnic minority residents is
similar to the city average. Unemployment is
below the city average.
The figures shown below are for the new ward
boundaries, which came into effect in June 2004.
Please note that only limited official data is
currently available for the new wards and that the
Census data is based on estimates produced
by Birmingham City Council, which may vary
slightly from data produced by ONS.
Reproduced from Ordnance Survey mapping with the permission of the controller of HMSO Crown Copyright.
Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to prosecution or civil proceedings.
Birmingham City Council Licence No: 1000021326.
Perry Barr Ward Population by Age
Percentage of
Years of Age Number of People
Ward Population
04 1,523 6.7
515 3,450 15.2
1617 516 2.3
1819 658 2.9
2024 1,804 8.0
2544 6,780 29.9
4549 3,628 16.0
6074 2,707 11.9
7585 1,122 4.9
85+ 501 2.2
Total 22,689 100
Source: 2001 Census, Crown Copyright/BCC

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Perry Barr
Perry Barr Ward Population by Ethnic Group
Percentage of
Ethnic Group Number of People
Ward Population
Asian 3,473 15.3
Asian Bangladeshi 281 1.2
Asian ­ Indian 1,769 7.8
Asian ­ Pakistani 1,254 5.5
Black 2,108 9.3
Black ­ Caribbean 1,755 7.7
Chinese, other 235 1.0
White 16,296 71.8
White ­ British 15,146 66.7
White ­ Irish 701 3.1
Mixed Background 594 2.…read more

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Perry Barr
* percentage of households with dependent children that are lone parent households
Perry Barr Ward Household Tenure
Number of Percentage of
Household Tenure
Households Households
Owner Occupier 7,186 80.5
Rented: local
582 6.5
Rented: housing
350 3.9
Rented: privately 589 6.6
Source: 2001 Census, Crown Copyright/BCC
Perry Barr Ward Car Ownership
Number of Percentage of
Car Ownership
Households Households
Households with no
2,626 29.4
Households with 2
2,075 23.…read more

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Perry Barr
Male Female Total
Number of Unemployed 418 133 551
Unemployment Rate (%) 7.5% 2.8% 5.4%
Note: Birmingham Average Unemployment Rate is 9.0%
Source: Office for National Statistics / BEIC (December 2006)
Perry Barr Ward Largest Employer Organisations
Number of Employees (rounded to Nature of
nearest 10) Business
University Of Central England 2500 University
(Information Services)
500 Education
University Of Central England
Tucker Fasteners Ltd 500 Industrial rivet & power bolt
3. manufacturers
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Perry Barr
University Of Central England 200 Business School
13. (Business School)
IMI Components Ltd 198 Manufacture of components for
14. the Nuclear Industry.
15. GRA Ltd 175 Sports Arena
Source: Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry
For further information contact:
Economic Strategy and Information
Birmingham City Council
Alpha Tower
Suffolk Street Queensway
B1 1TR
Telephone: 0121 303 3719
Fax: 0121 303 3076
Email: [email protected]
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