Area Information for St Albans, AL1 2ZU

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 2ZU, 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 July 2001. 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 2ZU:

Everard Close, St. Albans, AL1 2BZ
Griffiths Way, St. Albans, AL1 2RE
Everard Close, St. Albans, AL1 2DE
St. Stephens Hill, St. Albans, AL1 2DS
Everard Close, St. Albans, AL1 2PS
Everard Close, St. Albans, AL1 2QU

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 2ZU 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 22
Terraced 35
Flat (Purpose-Built) 47
Flat (Converted) 31
Total 143
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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) - 20% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 34
Owned with Mortgage 63
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 5
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 25
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 135

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 53
Two People 39
Three People 15
Four People 18
Five People 10
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 135

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 62
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 16
Total 122

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 156
Female 142
Total 298

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 26
5-7 7
8-9 11
10-14 22
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 4
20-24 4
25-29 25
30-44 109
45-59 47
60-64 16
65-74 7
75-84 12
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 298

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 2ZU 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 93
Married 107
Divorced 19
Separated 6
Widowed 5
Same Sex 0
Total 230

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 180
Good 100
Fair 16
Bad 2
Very Bad 0
Total 298

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL1 2ZU and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 62% 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) 143
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 20
Other 6
Total 230

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.

Ethnic Group
White 280
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 2
Pakistani 1
Chinese 3
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 1
Other 2
Total 298

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 254
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 11
Other 20
Total 298

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 2ZU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 261
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 19

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 165
No Religion 91
Buddhist 0
Hindu 1
Jewish 12
Muslim 1
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 27
Total 298

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Sopwell ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 52% 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 113
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 10
Retired 15
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 218

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 12
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 174

St Albans, AL1 2ZU 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 September 2020, 79 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL1 2ZU.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 79 crimes committed near AL1 2ZU
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 2ZU. 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 2ZU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL1 2ZU. The nearest railway station is St Albans Abbey, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans Abbey 110 yards
St Albans City 0.8 miles
Park Street 1.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.8 miles
Bricket Wood 2.8 miles
Radlett 4.2 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.3 miles
Kings Langley 4.8 miles
Harpenden 4.9 miles
Watford North 5.1 miles
Apsley 5.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.7 miles
Welham Green 5.7 miles
Watford Junction 6 miles
Brookmans Park 6.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.3 miles
Watford High Street 6.7 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.9 miles
Bushey 7 miles
Welwyn Garden City 7.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL1 2ZU. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL1 2ZU. The nearest is The Abbey Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, St Albans, approximately 420 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL1 2ZU. The nearest is The Marlborough Science Academy, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Science Academy 830 yards
    
Loreto College 0.8 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 1 mile  
Verulam School 1.4 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 1.9 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2 miles
    
Beaumont School 2 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.4 miles
    
Sandringham School 2.4 miles
    
Parmiter's School 3.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL1 2ZU. The nearest is The Maltings Surgery, approximately 0.6 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 St Albans, AL1 2ZU. The nearest is St Albans Orthodontic Centre, approximately 810 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 2ZU. 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 2ZU. The nearest is The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre, approximately 850 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.