Area Information for Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB

Downs Lane in Hatfield is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Hatfield South West ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Welwyn Hatfield. This page combines information for the address Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL10 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Welwyn Hatfield
Ward Hatfield South West
Constituency Welwyn Hatfield
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB:

Lark Rise, Hatfield, AL10 8RA
The Downs, Hatfield, AL10 8JW
Lark Rise, Hatfield, AL10 8QZ
Eagle Way, Hatfield, AL10 8RD
The Downs, Hatfield, AL10 8JP
Magpie Walk, Hatfield, AL10 8RF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL10 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Downs Lane, Hatfield consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 8
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Downs Lane, Hatfield contains a higher than average level of social housing - 34% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 2
Total 120

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 25
Two People 26
Three People 14
Four People 32
Five People 16
Six People 4
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 120

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 40
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 87

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Welwyn Hatfield constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Gender
Male 191
Female 185
Total 376

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 14
5-7 10
8-9 7
10-14 17
15 3
16-17 4
18-19 24
20-24 121
25-29 27
30-44 51
45-59 40
60-64 15
65-74 16
75-84 22
85-89 3
90+ 2
Total 376

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL10 8RB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 200
Married 76
Divorced 22
Separated 6
Widowed 19
Same Sex 2
Total 325

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 195
Good 120
Fair 45
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 376

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 59
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 101
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 62
Other 34
Total 325

Ethnic Group Embed This

Downs Lane, Hatfield can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 65% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 245
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Indian 19
Pakistani 17
Chinese 11
Other Asian 19
Black African 33
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 10
Total 376

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Downs Lane, Hatfield), 63% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 237
Wales 4
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 32
Other 85
Total 376

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL10 8RB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 238
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 31
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 41
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 50

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 193
No Religion 105
Buddhist 7
Hindu 12
Jewish 0
Muslim 24
Sikh 6
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 28
Total 376

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Hatfield South West ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 48% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 73
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 20
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 143
Retired 25
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 4
Total 298

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 43
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 12
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 2
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 150

Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB is within the Welwyn Hatfield West policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In March 2021, 118 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL10 8RB.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 118 crimes committed near Downs Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Welwyn Hatfield West
Comet Way
AL10 9SJ
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL10 8RB. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for AL10 8RB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest railway station is Hatfield (Herts), approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Hatfield (Herts) 1.2 miles
Welham Green 1.3 miles
Brookmans Park 2.3 miles
Welwyn Garden City 3.7 miles
Potters Bar 4 miles
St Albans City 4.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 4.7 miles
Park Street 4.9 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 5.3 miles
Welwyn North 5.4 miles
Radlett 5.8 miles
Bayford 5.9 miles
Cuffley 6 miles
Hadley Wood 6.1 miles
Bricket Wood 6.2 miles
Harpenden 6.8 miles
Hertford North 6.9 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7 miles
Crews Hill 7 miles
New Barnet 7.5 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 7.1 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest is De Havilland Primary School, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
De Havilland Primary School 370 yards
    
Oak View Primary and Nursery School 0.6 miles
    
St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Hatfield Community Free School 0.6 miles
    
St Mary's Church of England Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Countess Anne Church of England School 1.2 miles
    
Howe Dell Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Birchwood Avenue Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Colney Heath Junior Mixed Infant and Nursery School 1.4 miles
    
The Ryde School 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest is Links Hatfield Academy, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Links Hatfield Academy 450 yards
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 0.7 miles
    
Onslow St Audreys School 0.9 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.4 miles
    
Chancellor's School 2.6 miles
    
Links Academy 2.6 miles
    
Stanborough School 2.8 miles
    
Beaumont School 2.9 miles
    
Sandringham School 3.5 miles
    
Verulam School 3.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest is Northdown Road Surgery, approximately 370 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest is Hilltop Dental Surgery, approximately 250 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest is One Hatfield Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Downs Lane, Hatfield, AL10 8RB. The nearest is Boots-Hatfield, approximately 1 mile away.

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.