Template:Attached KML/B postcode area
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B is located in the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°27′47″N 1°53′20″W / 52.463°N 1.889°W / 52.463; -1.889
CountryUnited Kingdom
Postcode area
Postcode area name
Post towns15
Postcode districts79
Postcode sectors268
Postcodes (live)41,397
Postcodes (total)61,202
Statistics as at May 2020[1]

The B postcode area, also known as the Birmingham postcode area,[2] is a group of 79 postcode districts in central England, within 15 post towns. These cover the central portion of the West Midlands (including Birmingham, West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Smethwick, Solihull, Halesowen, Cradley Heath, Oldbury and Rowley Regis), plus northeast Worcestershire (including Bromsgrove and Redditch), north and west Warwickshire (including Alcester, Studley and Henley-in-Arden), and part of southeast Staffordshire (including Tamworth) and a very small part of Leicestershire. It is the most populated postcode area in the United Kingdom, with a population of over 1.9 million.


The approximate coverage of the postcode districts:

Postcode district Post town Coverage Local authority area(s)
B1 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Broad Street (east), Jewellery Quarter Birmingham
B2 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, New Street Birmingham
B3 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Newhall Street Birmingham
B4 BIRMINGHAM Birmingham City Centre, Corporation Street (north), Aston University Birmingham
B5 BIRMINGHAM Digbeth, Highgate, Lee Bank, Edgbaston Birmingham
B6 BIRMINGHAM Aston, Birchfield , Witton Birmingham
B7 BIRMINGHAM Nechells, Vauxhall, Ashted, Duddeston Birmingham
B8 BIRMINGHAM Washwood Heath, Ward End, Saltley, Alum Rock, Pelham Birmingham
B9 BIRMINGHAM Bordesley Green, Bordesley, Small Heath Birmingham
B10 BIRMINGHAM Small Heath Birmingham
B11 BIRMINGHAM Sparkhill, Sparkbrook, Tyseley, Greet Birmingham
B12 BIRMINGHAM Balsall Heath, Sparkbrook, Highgate, Deritend Birmingham
B13 BIRMINGHAM Moseley, Billesley, Moor Green Birmingham
B14 BIRMINGHAM Kings Heath, Yardley Wood, Druids Heath, Highter's Heath, Warstock, Maypole Birmingham
B15 BIRMINGHAM Edgbaston, Westside Birmingham
B16 BIRMINGHAM Ladywood, Edgbaston, Rotton Park Birmingham
B17 BIRMINGHAM Harborne, Edgbaston, Moor Pool, Bearwood Birmingham
B18 BIRMINGHAM Winson Green, Hockley, Soho Birmingham
B19 BIRMINGHAM Lozells and East Handsworth, Lozells, Newtown, Birchfield, Gib Hill, Hockley Birmingham
B20 BIRMINGHAM Handsworth Wood, Handsworth, Birchfield, Browns Green Birmingham
B21 BIRMINGHAM Handsworth Birmingham
B23 BIRMINGHAM Erdington, Stockland Green, Short Heath, Perry Common, Gravelly Hill, Upper Witton, Short Heath Birmingham
B24 BIRMINGHAM Erdington, Wylde Green, Tyburn, Bromford, Gravelly Hill Birmingham
B25 BIRMINGHAM Yardley, Hay Mills Birmingham
B26 BIRMINGHAM Sheldon, Yardley, Birmingham International Airport, Gilbertstone, Lyndon Green, Elmdon Birmingham, Solihull
B27 BIRMINGHAM Acocks Green Birmingham
B28 BIRMINGHAM Hall Green, Haslucks Green, Yardley Wood Birmingham
B29 BIRMINGHAM Selly Oak, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Weoley Castle, Shenley Green, California, Moor Green Birmingham
B30 BIRMINGHAM Bournville, Cotteridge, Stirchley, Kings Norton Birmingham
B31 BIRMINGHAM Northfield, Longbridge, West Heath, Shenley Green, Frankley, Bartley Green Birmingham
B32 BIRMINGHAM Woodgate, Bartley Green, Quinton, California, Frankley, Frankley Green Birmingham
B33 BIRMINGHAM Kitts Green, Stechford, Lea Hall, Garretts Green, Lyndon Green Birmingham
B34 BIRMINGHAM Shard End, Buckland End Birmingham
B35 BIRMINGHAM Castle Vale Birmingham
B36 BIRMINGHAM Castle Bromwich, Smith's Wood, Bromford, Hodge Hill, Washwood Heath Birmingham, Solihull
B37 BIRMINGHAM Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kingshurst, Fordbridge Solihull
B38 BIRMINGHAM Kings Norton, Hawkesley, Headley Heath, Forhill Birmingham
B40 BIRMINGHAM National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham International Airport, Marston Green, Bickenhill Solihull
B42 BIRMINGHAM Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead Birmingham
B43 BIRMINGHAM Great Barr, Hamstead, Pheasey, Newton Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall
B44 BIRMINGHAM Perry Barr, Kingstanding, Great Barr, Old Oscott, Queslett Birmingham
B45 BIRMINGHAM Rednal, New Frankley, Rubery, Cofton Hackett, Barnt Green, Lickey, Longbridge, Northfield, Apes Dale Birmingham, Bromsgrove
B46 BIRMINGHAM Coleshill, Water Orton, Shustoke, Nether Whitacre, Blyth End, Furnace End, Duke End, Maxstoke, Lea Marston, Castle Vale North Warwickshire
B47 BIRMINGHAM Hollywood, Wythall Bromsgrove
B48 BIRMINGHAM Alvechurch, Cobley Hill, Rowney Green, Portway, Weatheroak Hill, Lea End, Arrowfield Top, Barnt Green Bromsgrove
B49 ALCESTER Alcester, Shelfield, Shelfield Green, Aston Cantlow, Great Alne, Walcote, Upton, Temple Grafton, Wixford, Wood Bevington, Weethley, Cookhill, New End, Coughton, Kings Coughton, Arrow, Kinwarton Stratford-on-Avon
B50 ALCESTER Bidford-on-Avon, Broom, Wixford, Temple Grafton, Cleeve Prior, Barton, Bickmarsh Stratford-on-Avon
B60 BROMSGROVE Bromsgrove, Stoke Prior, Wychbold, Barnt Green, Cofton Hackett Bromsgrove
B61 BROMSGROVE Bromsgrove, Charford, Dodford, Catshill, Bournheath, Fairfield Bromsgrove
B62 HALESOWEN Halesowen, Romsley, Hunnington, Quinton Dudley, Bromsgrove, Birmingham
B63 HALESOWEN Halesowen, Hayley Green, Hasbury, Cradley Dudley, Bromsgrove
B64 CRADLEY HEATH Cradley Heath, Old Hill, Haden Cross Sandwell
B65 ROWLEY REGIS Rowley Regis, Blackheath, Coombeswood, Brades Sandwell
B66 SMETHWICK Smethwick, Bearwood, Warley, Rood End Sandwell
B67 SMETHWICK Smethwick, Bearwood, Londonderry, Rood End Sandwell
B68 OLDBURY Langley, Brandhall, Quinton, Londonderry, Causeway Green, Bristnall Fields, Rood End Sandwell
B69 OLDBURY Oldbury, Tividale, Brades, Langley, Oakham Sandwell
B70 WEST BROMWICH West Bromwich, Lyng, Swan Village, Golds Green, Balls Hill, Guns Village Sandwell
B71 WEST BROMWICH West Bromwich, Balls Hill, Stone Cross Sandwell
B72 SUTTON COLDFIELD Sutton Coldfield town centre, Maney, Wylde Green, The Parade, Driffold Birmingham
B73 SUTTON COLDFIELD Boldmere, Oscott, Wylde Green, The Parade, Driffold Birmingham
B74 SUTTON COLDFIELD Four Oaks, Little Aston, Streetly, Hill Hook, Mere Green, Hardwick Birmingham, Lichfield, Walsall
B75 SUTTON COLDFIELD Mere Green, Roughley, Moor Hall, Whitehouse Common, Falcon Lodge, Canwell Hall, Bassets Pole Birmingham
B76 SUTTON COLDFIELD Walmley, Minworth, Curdworth, Lea Marston, Wishaw, Curdworth, Bodymoor Heath Birmingham, North Warwickshire
B77 TAMWORTH Tamworth, Wilnecote, Amington, Belgrave, Glascote, Glascote Hill, Stonydelph, Hockley, Dosthill, Whateley Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B78 TAMWORTH Tamworth, Fazeley, Kingsbury, Polesworth, Hopwas, Dordon Tamworth, North Warwickshire
B79 TAMWORTH Tamworth, Warton, Hopwas, Comberford, Elford, Edingale, Harlaston, Haunton, Thorpe Constantine, Newton Regis, Shuttington, Alvecote, Borough Park, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate Tamworth, North Warwickshire, North West Leicestershire
B80 STUDLEY Studley, Green Lane, Mappleborough Green, Outhill, Morton Bagot, Spernall Stratford-on-Avon
B90 SOLIHULL Shirley, Solihull Lodge, Major's Green, Dickens Heath, Cheswick Green, Shelly Green, Blossomfield, Hollywood Solihull, Bromsgrove
B91 SOLIHULL Solihull, Blossomfield, Worlds End, Catherine-de-Barnes Solihull
B92 SOLIHULL Olton, Elmdon, Bickenhill, Hampton-in-Arden, Barston Solihull
B93 SOLIHULL Baddesley Clinton, Bentley Heath, Dorridge, Knowle, Tilehouse Green, Oldwich Lane, Chadwick End Solihull
B94 SOLIHULL Hockley Heath, Earlswood, Trap's Green, Aspley Heath, Wood End, Portway Solihull, Warwick
B95 HENLEY-IN-ARDEN Henley-in-Arden, Wooton Wawen, Beaudesert, Finwood, High Cross, Preston Green, Langley, Edstone, Aston Cantlow, Oldberrow, Gorcott Hill, Ullenhall, Buckley Green Stratford-on-Avon
B96 REDDITCH Feckenham, Astwood Bank, Bradley Green, Sambourne, Edgiock, New End, Holberrow Green, Stock Green Redditch
B97 REDDITCH Redditch, Callow Hill, Webheath, Ham Green, Elcocks Brook, Crumpfield, Hewell Grange, Tardebigge, Lower Bentley Redditch
B98 REDDITCH Redditch, Beoley, Aspley Heath, Trap's Green, Gorcott Hill, Mappleborough Green Redditch
B99 BIRMINGHAM non-geographic



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B postcode area map, showing postcode districts, post towns and neighbouring postcode areas.CV postcode areaDE postcode areaDY postcode areaLE postcode areaOX postcode areaST postcode areaWR postcode areaWS postcode areaWV postcode area
B postcode area map, showing postcode districts in red and post towns in grey text, with links to nearby CV, DE, DY, ST, WR, WS and WV postcode areas.
Detailed map of postcode districts in central Birmingham

Former scheme

Street name signs on Birdbrook Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, showing old "Birmingham 22" (top) and modern "B44" postcodes.

Before the introduction of postcodes in the 1960s, Birmingham along with other major cities were divided into numbered postal districts. With a few exceptions these were directly incorporated into the outcode (the first part of the postcode).

For example, Great Barr was formerly Birmingham 22 (now B43 and 44) and Smethwick was formerly Smethwick 40 and 41 (now B66 and 67).

See also


  1. ^ "ONS Postcode Directory Version Notes" (ZIP). National Statistics Postcode Products. Office for National Statistics. May 2020. Table 2. Retrieved 19 June 2020. Coordinates from mean of unit postcode points, "Code-Point Open". OS OpenData. Ordnance Survey. February 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  2. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide, (2004)
  3. ^ "FOI request: Population for every postcode district in England and Wales". The National Archives. Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Birmingham City Council. Archived from the original on 9 September 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.