Area Information for Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA

Watling Street in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Verulam ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA, 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 Verulam
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 Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA:

Savoy Mews, Watford Road, St. Albans, AL1 2AN
Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QB
Tithe Barn Close, St. Albans, AL1 2QD
Watford Road, St. Albans, AL1 2AD
Tithe Barn Close, St. Albans, AL1 2QY
Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2PX

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 Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA 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 Watling Street, St. Albans consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 104
Semi-Detached 14
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 131
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 73
Owned with Mortgage 40
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 1
Total 127

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 30
Two People 50
Three People 10
Four People 32
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 46
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 73

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 155
Female 160
Total 315

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 19
5-7 11
8-9 6
10-14 24
15 5
16-17 10
18-19 4
20-24 9
25-29 5
30-44 45
45-59 81
60-64 13
65-74 41
75-84 34
85-89 4
90+ 4
Total 315

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 2QA 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 47
Married 158
Divorced 16
Separated 4
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 250

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 90% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 181
Good 104
Fair 24
Bad 5
Very Bad 1
Total 315

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Watling Street and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 58% 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) 146
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 13
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 3
Total 250

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Watling Street, St. Albans) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 96% 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 301
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Indian 1
Chinese 5
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 315

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 269
Wales 6
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 7
Other 16
Total 315

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 2QA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 278
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 17

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 223
No Religion 73
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 5
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 13
Total 315

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Verulam ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 78
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 208

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 1
Manufacturing 3
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 17
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 18
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 18
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 27
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 142

Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA 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 Watling Street
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 2QA. 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 2QA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest railway station is St Albans Abbey, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans Abbey 0.5 miles
Park Street 1 mile
St Albans City 1.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.5 miles
Bricket Wood 2.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 3.8 miles
Radlett 4 miles
Kings Langley 4.4 miles
Watford North 4.7 miles
Apsley 4.9 miles
Harpenden 5.3 miles
Watford Junction 5.6 miles
Welham Green 5.9 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.1 miles
Watford High Street 6.2 miles
Brookmans Park 6.3 miles
Bushey 6.6 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.6 miles
Potters Bar 7.3 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 5.5 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest is St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary School, approximately 450 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest is The Marlborough Science Academy, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Science Academy < 50 yards
    
St Columba's College 580 yards  
St Albans Independent College 1 mile  
Loreto College 1.3 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 1.5 miles  
Verulam School 1.8 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 2.3 miles
    
Beaumont School 2.4 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2.5 miles
    
Links Academy 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest is Midway Surgery, approximately 740 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 Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest is St Albans Orthodontic Centre, approximately 0.9 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 Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Watling Street, St. Albans, AL1 2QA. The nearest is Paul Adler Optometrists, approximately 660 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.