Area Information for St Albans, AL1 3HQ
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1996. 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.
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 3HQ:
|St. Peters Street, St. Albans, AL1 3ED|
|St. Peters Street, St. Albans, AL1 3EG|
|St. Peters Street, St. Albans, AL1 3NF|
|St. Peters Street, St. Albans, AL1 3NP|
|St. Peters Street, St. Albans, AL1 3EA|
|St. Peters Street, St. Albans, AL1 3FH|
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 3HQ 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||11|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing St Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 35% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||22|
|Rented: From Council||11|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||45|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||44|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||45|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||23|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||12|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||14|
Gender Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around AL1 3HQ however is predominantly male (55%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).
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.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of AL1 3HQ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 51% 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
AL1 3HQ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 50% 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)||114|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||16|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||18|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||17|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||46|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 80% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (St Albans), 68% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||9|
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 3HQ
|Republic of Ireland||8|
|Europe (including European Union)||17|
|Middle East or Asia||12|
|North America or Caribbean||2|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||2|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the St Peters ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 54% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||13|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||4|
|Looking After Home or Family||1|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||8|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||7|
|Information and Communication||11|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||11|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||24|
|Public Administration and Defence||3|
|HealthInc. Social Work||12|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||6|
St Albans, AL1 3HQ 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 May 2021, 171 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL1 3HQ.
|Crime:||Click here to view 171 crimes committed near AL1 3HQ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
St Albans Central, North and West
St Peters Street
Below are the details of the closest services to AL1 3HQ. 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 3HQ.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 850 yards away.
|St Albans City||850 yards|
|St Albans Abbey||0.7 miles|
|Park Street||2 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||2.6 miles|
|Bricket Wood||3.5 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||5.1 miles|
|Hatfield (Herts)||5.2 miles|
|Kings Langley||5.5 miles|
|Welham Green||5.5 miles|
|Watford North||5.9 miles|
|Brookmans Park||6.1 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||6.5 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead||6.6 miles|
|Watford Junction||6.8 miles|
|Potters Bar||7.3 miles|
|Watford High Street||7.4 miles|
|Elstree & Borehamwood||7.4 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.8 miles away.
|Watford Junction Overground Station||6.8 miles|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||7.4 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||7.5 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||7.8 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||8.7 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||9 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||9.4 miles|
|High Barnet Tube Station||9.4 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||9.5 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||9.8 miles|
|Edgware Tube Station||11 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||11 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||11 miles|
|Chorleywood Tube Station||11 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||11 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||11 miles|
|Cockfosters Tube Station||11 miles|
|Totteridge & Whetstone Tube Station||11 miles|
|Burnt Oak Tube Station||11 miles|
|Northwood Hills Tube Station||12 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest is Aboyne Lodge Junior Mixed and Infant School, approximately 170 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Aboyne Lodge Junior Mixed and Infant School||170 yards||
|Alban City School||180 yards||
|Maple Primary School||400 yards||
|The Abbey Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, St Albans||0.5 miles||
|St Peter's School||0.6 miles||
|Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School||0.6 miles||
|Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School||0.7 miles||
|St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery||0.8 miles||
|Bernards Heath Junior School||0.8 miles||
|St Michael's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, St Albans||0.8 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest is St Albans High School for Girls, approximately 450 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Albans High School for Girls||450 yards|
|Loreto College||590 yards||
|St Albans Independent College||720 yards|
|Verulam School||0.9 miles||
|St Columba's College||1 mile|
|St Albans Girls' School||1.1 miles||
|The Marlborough Science Academy||1.2 miles||
|Townsend VA Church of England||1.4 miles|
|Beaumont School||1.6 miles||
|Sandringham School||1.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest is Harvey Group Practice, approximately 260 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Harvey Group Practice||260 yards|
|The Maltings Surgery||330 yards|
|Parkbury House Surgery||340 yards|
|Grange Street Surgery||360 yards|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||750 yards|
|Hatfield Road Surgery||0.7 miles|
|Midway Surgery||1.6 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||1.7 miles|
|Jersey Farm Surgery||2 miles|
|Parkbury Surgery||2.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest is Alexander House, approximately 220 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Alexander House||220 yards|
|21 Dental||260 yards|
|Russell Avenue Dental Practice||260 yards|
|Maltings Dental Surgery||370 yards|
|Grange Street Dental Practice||390 yards|
|Bupa Dental Care, St Albans||450 yards|
|St Albans Orthodontic Centre||530 yards|
|Victoria Dental Clinic||580 yards|
|St Albans Dental Clinic||0.6 miles|
|High Oaks Dental Practice||1.1 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately half a mile away.
|St Albans City Hospital||half a mile|
|Kingsley Green||3.8 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||4.4 miles|
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||4.5 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||4.6 miles|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||5.2 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||5.4 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||5.6 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead Hospital||5.6 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||6.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL1 3HQ. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately 200 yards away.
|Vision Express||200 yards|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||230 yards|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St||290 yards|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St (in Boots UK)||290 yards|
|Maltings Eyecare||370 yards|
|Specsavers Opticians||380 yards|
|Optical Express||380 yards|
|The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre||510 yards|
|Robert Roope||530 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||810 yards|
* 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.