Area Information for St Albans, AL1 1QY

This postcode in St Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Sopwell ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address St Albans, AL1 1QY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL1 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in January 1995. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Sopwell
Constituency St Albans
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 St Albans, AL1 1QY:

Millers Rise, St. Albans, AL1 1QW
Ramsbury Road, St. Albans, AL1 1SS
Riverside Road, St. Albans, AL1 1SD
Old London Road, St. Albans, AL1 1PU
Old London Road, St. Albans, AL1 1QA
Riverside Road, St. Albans, AL1 1SE

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St Albans, AL1 1QY 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 St Albans 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 Types
Detached 8
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 31
Flat (Purpose-Built) 76
Flat (Converted) 5
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing St Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 46% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 41
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 56
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 2
Total 129

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 48
Two People 53
Three People 17
Four People 8
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 129

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 69
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 121

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 St Albans constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Gender
Male 131
Female 121
Total 252

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 5
8-9 5
10-14 8
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 1
20-24 17
25-29 51
30-44 94
45-59 38
60-64 9
65-74 8
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 252

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL1 1QY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 52% 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 130
Married 67
Divorced 12
Separated 5
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 220

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 168
Good 71
Fair 7
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 252

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL1 1QY and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 75% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to 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) 164
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 12
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 17
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 6
No GCSEs or Equivalent 8
Other 11
Total 220

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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.

Ethnic Group
White 220
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 4
Pakistani 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 11
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 252

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
England 193
Wales 3
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 19
Other 26
Total 252

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 AL1 1QY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 23
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 8

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 126
No Religion 86
Buddhist 6
Hindu 4
Jewish 2
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 21
Total 252

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sopwell ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 68% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 148
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 14
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 9
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 2
Total 219

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
Manufacturing 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 20
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 35
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 188

St Albans, AL1 1QY is within the St Albans Central, North and West policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near AL1 1QY
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
AL1 3JE
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 AL1 1QY. 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 AL1 1QY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 650 yards
St Albans Abbey 770 yards
Park Street 1.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2 miles
Bricket Wood 3 miles
Radlett 4.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.6 miles
Harpenden 4.8 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.2 miles
Welham Green 5.3 miles
Kings Langley 5.3 miles
Watford North 5.5 miles
Apsley 5.7 miles
Brookmans Park 5.8 miles
Watford Junction 6.3 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.7 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.8 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.8 miles
Potters Bar 6.9 miles
Watford High Street 6.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest is St Peter's School, approximately 180 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest is Loreto College, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Loreto College 840 yards
    
St Albans High School for Girls 0.7 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 0.9 miles
    
Verulam School 1 mile
    
Beaumont School 1.6 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 1.7 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1.9 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2 miles
    
Sandringham School 2 miles
    
Parmiter's School 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest is Hatfield Road Surgery, approximately 500 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 St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest is Victoria Dental Clinic, approximately 590 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 St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL1 1QY. The nearest is The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre, approximately 630 yards 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.