Area Information for Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL 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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We have found 15 property sales in Downsfield since the beginning of 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 Downsfield, Hatfield consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Downsfield, Hatfield contains a higher than average level of social housing - 85% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||7|
|Rented: From Council||108|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||8|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||4|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||4|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||15|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||8|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||21|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Welham Green and Hatfield South ward however contains significantly more women than average (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.
Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. The area around AL10 8TL has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 65+ (at 56% of the resident population). This is most commonly seen in rural and small town areas, and areas of natural beauty that appeal to older demographic.
This type of distribution is also seen in areas that contain large retirement complexes and care homes.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of AL10 8TL the number widowed residents is high - 34% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.
Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.
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.
However, this area of the Welham Green and Hatfield South ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (49%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
Downsfield and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 57% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.
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)||13|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||12|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||14|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||20|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||96|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% white.
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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
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|
|Republic of Ireland||3|
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 8TL
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||6|
|Middle East or Asia||0|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Welham Green and Hatfield South ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 35% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||12|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||3|
|Looking After Home or Family||3|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||8|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||2|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||1|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||2|
|Public Administration and Defence||1|
|HealthInc. Social Work||5|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||3|
Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL 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 October 2020, 86 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL10 8TL.
|Crime:||Click here to view 86 crimes committed near Downsfield|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Welwyn Hatfield West
Below are the details of the closest services to AL10 8TL. 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 8TL.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest railway station is Welham Green, approximately 1 mile away.
|Welham Green||1 mile|
|Hatfield (Herts)||1.3 miles|
|Brookmans Park||2 miles|
|Potters Bar||3.7 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||3.9 miles|
|St Albans City||4.3 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||5 miles|
|Park Street||5.1 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||5.4 miles|
|Welwyn North||5.5 miles|
|Hadley Wood||5.8 miles|
|Bricket Wood||6.3 miles|
|Crews Hill||6.7 miles|
|Hertford North||6.8 miles|
|Elstree & Borehamwood||6.9 miles|
|New Barnet||7.1 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 6.8 miles away.
|High Barnet Tube Station||6.8 miles|
|Cockfosters Tube Station||7.3 miles|
|Oakwood Tube Station||7.9 miles|
|Totteridge & Whetstone Tube Station||8.3 miles|
|Southgate Tube Station||8.9 miles|
|Theobalds Grove Overground Station||9 miles|
|Woodside Park Tube Station||9 miles|
|Enfield Town Overground Station||9.1 miles|
|Cheshunt Overground Station||9.2 miles|
|Turkey Street Overground Station||9.2 miles|
|Watford Junction Overground Station||9.2 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||9.3 miles|
|Edgware Tube Station||9.4 miles|
|Mill Hill East Tube Station||9.6 miles|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||9.6 miles|
|West Finchley Tube Station||9.6 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||9.7 miles|
|Arnos Grove Tube Station||9.8 miles|
|Bush Hill Park Overground Station||9.9 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||11 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest is De Havilland Primary School, approximately 320 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|De Havilland Primary School||320 yards||
|Oak View Primary and Nursery School||0.7 miles||
|St Mary's Church of England Primary School||0.7 miles||
|St Philip Howard Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles||
|Hatfield Community Free School||0.9 miles||
|Countess Anne Church of England School||1.3 miles||
|Colney Heath Junior Mixed Infant and Nursery School||1.6 miles||
|Birchwood Avenue Primary School||1.6 miles||
|Howe Dell Primary School||1.7 miles||
|Brookmans Park Primary School||1.8 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest is Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School, approximately 0.9 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School||0.9 miles||
|Onslow St Audreys School||1 mile||
|Chancellor's School||2.3 miles||
|Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School||2.7 miles||
|Stanborough School||3.1 miles||
|Beaumont School||3.2 miles||
|Mount Grace School||3.5 miles||
|Sandringham School||3.9 miles||
|Verulam School||3.9 miles||
|Dame Alice Owen's School||3.9 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest is Northdown Road Surgery, approximately 540 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Northdown Road Surgery||540 yards|
|Uni Of Herts Medical Centre||0.8 miles|
|Burvill House Surgery||1 mile|
|Lister House Surgery||1.3 miles|
|Wrafton House Surgery||1.4 miles|
|Potterells Medical Centre||1.5 miles|
|SPRING HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE||2.9 miles|
|Hollybush Lane Surgery||3 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||3.2 miles|
|The Hertfordshire Business Centre||3.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest is Hilltop Dental Surgery, approximately 640 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Hilltop Dental Surgery||640 yards|
|Welham Green Dental Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Hatfield Dental Centre||1.1 miles|
|Herts Community NHS Trust||1.2 miles|
|Birchwood Dental Practice||1.6 miles|
|Gatrad Mr AA & Associates||3.3 miles|
|Beehive Dental Practice||3.4 miles|
|Woodhall Dental Practice||3.4 miles|
|Jersey Farm Dental Practice||3.5 miles|
|Handside Lane Surgery||3.5 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest is One Hatfield Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.
|One Hatfield Hospital||1.7 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||3 miles|
|Qe11 Hospital||3 miles|
|Kingsley Green||4.4 miles|
|Potter Bar Hospital||4.6 miles|
|Potters Bar Community Hospital||4.6 miles|
|St Albans City Hospital||5.1 miles|
|Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital||5.6 miles|
|Hadley Wood Hospital||6.5 miles|
|Barnet General Hospital||6.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Downsfield, Hatfield, AL10 8TL. The nearest is Boots-Hatfield, approximately 1.2 miles away.
|Specsavers Opticians||1.2 miles|
|Tesco Opticians||2.1 miles|
|Boots-London Colney||3.3 miles|
|Boots-Potters Bar||3.6 miles|
|John Snelgrove||3.6 miles|
|Alexander Kobrin Optometrists||3.6 miles|
|Davidson Opticians||3.6 miles|
|Charrington, Cross, Liversidge & Partners||3.7 miles|
|Eye Care Centre||3.8 miles|
* 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.
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Broadband in AL10 8TL
This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.
Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 26 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||77.6Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||350Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||8.6Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||20Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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