Area Information for The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL

The Willows in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Cunningham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for AL1 1UL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Cunningham
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 The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL:

New House Park, St. Albans, AL1 1UJ
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The Firs, St. Albans, AL1 1UN
Meadowcroft, St. Albans, AL1 1UD
New House Park, St. Albans, AL1 1UT
New House Park, St. Albans, AL1 1UQ

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 The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL 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

We have found 11 property sales in The Willows 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 47
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 51
Flat (Purpose-Built) 33
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Total 150
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The area containing The Willows, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 24% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 56
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 31
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 144

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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 34
Two People 63
Three People 22
Four People 20
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 144

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 58
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7
Total 107

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 174
Female 158
Total 332

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 20
5-7 7
8-9 7
10-14 15
15 4
16-17 10
18-19 3
20-24 13
25-29 31
30-44 82
45-59 59
60-64 23
65-74 40
75-84 14
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 332

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 1UL does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 88
Married 147
Divorced 24
Separated 5
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 279

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 182
Good 113
Fair 28
Bad 7
Very Bad 2
Total 332

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The Willows and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% 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) 145
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 16
Other 18
Total 279

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 273
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 22
Chinese 9
Other Asian 10
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 9
Total 332

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 256
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 14
Other 56
Total 332

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL1 1UL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 290
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 20

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 188
No Religion 78
Buddhist 0
Hindu 18
Jewish 10
Muslim 7
Sikh 7
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 24
Total 332

Economic Activity Embed This

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 118
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 27
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 46
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 2
Total 261

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 10
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 180

The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL is within the London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East 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 The Willows
Neighbourhood Team Address London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
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 1UL. 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 1UL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1.2 miles
Park Street 1.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.8 miles
Bricket Wood 2.8 miles
Radlett 3.5 miles
Welham Green 4.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.6 miles
Brookmans Park 4.8 miles
Watford North 5.2 miles
Kings Langley 5.7 miles
Harpenden 5.8 miles
Potters Bar 5.8 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.9 miles
Watford Junction 6.1 miles
Apsley 6.4 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.5 miles
Watford High Street 6.6 miles
Bushey 6.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.1 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest is Windermere Primary School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Windermere Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Cunningham Hill Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Cunningham Hill Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Camp Primary and Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
London Colney Primary & Nursery School 0.9 miles
    
St Alban and St Stephen Roman Catholic Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
    
Bowmansgreen Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles
    
Fleetville Junior School 1.1 miles
    
Mandeville Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest is Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1.4 miles
    
Loreto College 1.4 miles
    
Verulam School 1.4 miles
    
Beaumont School 1.5 miles
    
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.6 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 1.7 miles  
Sandringham School 2.5 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 2.6 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 3 miles
    
Parmiter's School 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 0.9 miles 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 The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest is Gatrad Mr AA & Associates, approximately 1.1 miles 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 The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to The Willows, St. Albans, AL1 1UL. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 1.2 miles 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.


 

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Broadband in AL1 1UL

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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 140.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 8.3Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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