Birmingham City Council

Tyburn Ward

Tyburn Ward is six miles North- East of the City Centre. It is made up of three municipal housing estates: Birches Green, Pype Hayes and Castle Vale, plus Bromford, an established industrial area.

The Ward has witnessed a considerable amount of change over the last ten years, in particular much of the housing stock on Castle Vale and Pype Hayes has been replaced and this has been accompanied by environmental improvements and investment in health and community facilities.

The re-development of the Castle Vale area has been undertaken by the Housing Action Trust (HAT), established in 1993. The re-building of the Pype Hayes estate has been carried out by the City Council, in partnership with private developers and housing associations.

The industrial area, Bromford, has undergone rejuvenation, with the retail development of the Fort Shopping Centre and further development of the surrounding areas. Bromford will benefit from the Heartlands Spine Road which has linked the A47 Nechells with the A47 Chester Road.


2001 Census of Population: Key Statistics
Kingsbury Ward Map
  • According to the 2001 Population Census there were 16,480 people resident in Kingsbury.
  • The area is 5.9 square km in size, with a population density of 2,816 people per square km, this compares with 3,649 people per square km for Birmingham.
  • 24.3% of people were aged under 16, 53.1% were aged between 16 and 59, while 22.6% were aged over 60. The average age was 37.7, compared with 36 years for Birmingham.
  • The minority ethnic population made up 8.9% (1,465) of the wards population, compared with 29.6% for Birmingham.
  • 50.7% of households were owner occupied and 41.7% were rented from either the local authority, housing association or other registered social landlord. The remaining 7.7% of households rented privately or lived rent free.
  • The Census found that 6,670 (59.7%) 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 on the Birmingham Economy web pages.

Source: Census 2001, Crown Copyright.



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