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 St James, Hill

St James Church lies on the northern edge of Sutton Coldfield and is on the boundary of the diocese of Birmingham and Lichfield; it is at the heart of a residential community whose population is 12,200. The area is mainly residential and has progressively grown out of farmland since the middle of the nineteen century as a direct result of the railway, into the high quality residential area that it is today. Unemployment is low and the area is predominantly white and christian. There is little if any industry and the major employer in the immediate area is Sainsbury's Supermarket and a large number of people commute daily into nearby Birmingham (10 miles)

There is an interesting age distribution, especially if compared with the average for Birmingham.


There are considerably fewer young adults in the population than average, which is most likely due to high property prices in the area. Consequently, there are fewer babies and pre-school children although the number of primary school children is not similarly lower.

There are a high number of elderly in the population, over 100 are aged over 90 and the population of over 65s is over 2,600.

As a result of additional housing in the north-east quadrant of the parish the population has grown by 8.2% over the last 10 years.

[Source: Census 2001 & 2011]

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