Area Information for Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE

Cottonmill Lane 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 Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE, 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.

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 Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE:

Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HA
Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HQ
Cloister Garth, St. Albans, AL1 2HT
Butterfield Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HJ
Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2EZ
Nuns Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HS

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 Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE 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 Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 7
Semi-Detached 84
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 6
Total 119
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 43% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 23
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 49
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 116

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 34
Two People 32
Three People 19
Four People 19
Five People 8
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 116

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 13
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 24
Total 83

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 51% male.

Male 150
Female 145
Total 295

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 16
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 17
15 5
16-17 9
18-19 11
20-24 16
25-29 18
30-44 65
45-59 57
60-64 25
65-74 25
75-84 10
85-89 2
90+ 4
Total 295

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 2HE 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 91
Married 106
Divorced 21
Separated 5
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 242

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.

Very Good 116
Good 114
Fair 45
Bad 18
Very Bad 2
Total 295

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) 68
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 17
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 56
Other 19
Total 242

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 241
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 23
Chinese 1
Other Asian 14
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 295

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 245
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 10
Other 28
Total 295

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 2HE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 234
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 7
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 39

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.

Christian 177
No Religion 71
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 23
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 295

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 107
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 35
Self Employed 16
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 1
Total 226

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
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 162

Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE 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. In July 2021, 26 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL1 2HE.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 26 crimes committed near Cottonmill Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to AL1 2HE. 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 2HE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest railway station is Park Street, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Park Street 0.9 miles
St Albans Abbey 0.9 miles
St Albans City 1 mile
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.4 miles
Bricket Wood 2.5 miles
Radlett 3.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.1 miles
Watford North 4.9 miles
Welham Green 5.1 miles
Kings Langley 5.1 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.2 miles
Brookmans Park 5.4 miles
Harpenden 5.6 miles
Apsley 5.8 miles
Watford Junction 5.8 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.1 miles
Watford High Street 6.3 miles
Potters Bar 6.4 miles
Bushey 6.7 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 5.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest is Mandeville Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mandeville Primary School half a mile
St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
St Peter's School 0.8 miles
Cunningham Hill Infant School 0.9 miles
Cunningham Hill Junior School 0.9 miles
The Abbey Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, St Albans 1 mile
Windermere Primary School 1 mile
St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery 1.1 miles
Killigrew Primary and Nursery School 1.1 miles
Camp Primary and Nursery School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest is The Marlborough Science Academy, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Science Academy 0.9 miles
St Albans Independent College 0.9 miles  
St Columba's College 1.1 miles  
Loreto College 1.2 miles
Verulam School 1.5 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 1.5 miles  
Links Academy 1.8 miles
Beaumont School 1.8 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1.9 miles
St Albans Girls' School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest is Hatfield Road Surgery, approximately 0.8 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 Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest is Victoria Dental Clinic, 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 Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Cottonmill Lane, St. Albans, AL1 2HE. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 0.8 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.