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Hodge Hill

Hodge Hill falls within the East Birmingham Corridor study area defined by Birmingham City Council. Hodge Hill ward lies seven miles to the east of Birmingham City Centre and is one of three wards, which make up the Hodge Hill Parliamentary Constituency (the others being Washwood Heath and Shard End). It forms a segment of the city running from the inner city to the city boundary in the East adjoining Solihull, known as the 'Eastern Corridor'. The ward is bounded by the M6 to the north, the A4040 Outer circle route to the west, and the A4114 bisects the ward. The ward covers an area of 5.4 square kilometres with a population density higher than that for Birmingham as a whole. The 2001 census reveals a population locally of 24,825 people. The minority ethnic population make up nearly 14 per cent of the population compared with a citywide average of nearly 30 per cent. Unemployment is above the average for the city. According to the Index of Multiple Deprivation, Hodge Hill is ranked 1,173 (out of 8,414 wards nationally).