The area has a very multi-racial population, with large Afro-Caribbean and Asian communities.
The singer Jamelia was raised in the area.
The area was the scene of a riot, one of many to hit England at the time, on the evening of 9 August 2011. Three men defending properties along Dudley Road were run over and killed by a car. They were Haroon Jahan (aged 21), Shahzad Ali (aged 30) and Abdul Musavir (aged 31). The father of Jahan appeared on national television the following day and called for the rioting to stop.
The Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line Canal passes through the area, as does the former LMS main line between Birmingham and Wolverhampton; and the Midland Metro, with a stop at Winson Green Outer Circle, connecting with the Birmingham Outer Circle bus route.
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