Birmingham, Selly Oak

Old parliamentary constituency

This constituency no longer exists. Please select one of the replacement constituencies below

In June 2024, this constituency was replaced by two new constituencies:

Birmingham Hall Green and Moseley

Covers approximately 3% of this old constituency’s population, and 3% of this old constituency’s area.

Birmingham Selly Oak

Covers approximately 96% of this old constituency’s population, and 96% of this old constituency’s area.

MP profiles

Date elected

1st May 1997

Public opinion

Would be less favourable towards the Conservative Party if they chose to weaken climate policies

75%

69.1% national average

Support nuclear energy

60%

57.4% national average

Believe the government has increased investment in renewables over the past 5 years

48%

51.9% national average

Believe that the government should use wind and solar farms to reduce energy bills

84%

84.2% national average

Believe that the government should continue the block on onshore wind development

28%

24.2% national average

Have missed a bill payment in the last six months

44%

31.6% national average

Have missed a credit payment in the last six months

36%

23.7% national average

Have not been able to afford to turn the heating on at home when they have felt cold in the past month

38%

37.6% national average

Loss of nature and destruction of the environment should be one of the most important concerns for the country

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 20% 18.7%
Net agree 72% 72.5%
Net disagree 8% 8.7%
Partly agree 40% 38.8%
Partly disagree 6% 5.9%
Strongly agree 32% 33.8%
Strongly disagree 2% 2.7%

Mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis

47%

41.6% national average

Neither support nor oppose Net Zero

26%

26.7% national average

Oppose Net Zero

10%

12.7% national average

Policies for tackling the cost of living crisis should go hand in hand with policies to tackle the climate crisis

This area National average
Neither agree nor disagree 24% 23.5%
Net agree 63% 58.8%
Net disagree 13% 17.7%
Somewhat agree 36% 34.7%
Somewhat disagree 9% 10.6%
Strongly agree 27% 24.2%
Strongly disagree 5% 7.2%

Tackling climate change should / should not be one of the Government’s biggest priorities right now

This area National average
Should be a priority 60% 57.4%
Should not be a priority 40% 42.6%

Worried about having to use a foodbank in the next year

33%

28.8% national average

Worried about not being able to afford their mortgage or rent in the next year

48%

40.0% national average

Place

Constituency age distribution

This area National average
Ages 0-9 11.9% 11.8%
Ages 10-19 11.2% 11.5%
Ages 20-29 25.8% 12.9%
Ages 30-39 12.2% 13.3%
Ages 40-49 10.3% 12.6%
Ages 50-59 10.8% 13.7%
Ages 60-69 8.0% 10.8%
Ages 70-79 6% 8.5%
Ages 80+ 4.1% 5.0%

Country of the UK

England

Estimated child poverty

33.5%

28.2% national average

Ethnicity

This area National average
African 3.0% 2.2%
Any other ethnic group 1.8% 1.4%
Arab 1.2% 0.5%
Bangladeshi 1.4% 0.9%
Caribbean 2.4% 0.9%
Chinese 1.9% 0.7%
English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 62.8% 76.5%
Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.0% 0.1%
Indian 4.1% 2.8%
Irish 2.2% 0.8%
Other Asian 2.0% 1.5%
Other Black 0.7% 0.4%
Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 1.2% 0.7%
Other White 3.8% 5.7%
Pakistani 7.0% 2.4%
Roma 0.1% 0.2%
White and Asian 1.4% 0.8%
White and Black African 0.4% 0.4%
White and Black Caribbean 2.6% 0.8%

Number of onshore windfarms

0

0.7 national average

Socio-economic status

This area National average
Full-time students 21.7% 7.4%
Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations 10.4% 12.9%
Intermediate occupations 9.5% 11.5%
Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations 16.9% 19.9%
Lower supervisory and technical occupations 4.2% 5.5%
Never worked / long-term unemployed 10.7% 8.5%
Routine occupations 10.3% 12.2%
Semi-routine occupations 9.5% 11.5%
Small employers and own account workers 6.8% 10.6%

Movement

Churches that have declared a climate emergency

0

0.2 national average

Number of CAFOD parishes

0

1.4 national average

Number of CAFOD schools

5

2.3 national average

Number of Friends of the Earth local action groups

3

  • Birmingham Friends of the Earth
  • Climate Action Network West Midlands
  • Footsteps: Faiths for a Low Carbon Future

Number of Hope For The Future trained constituents

0

0.2 national average

Number of RSPB Reserves

0

0.3 national average

Number of Save the Children shops

0

0.2 national average

Number of Wildlife Trusts Reserves

0

2.4 national average

Number of Women’s Institute groups