Area Information for Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL

Townsend Avenue in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Clarence ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL, 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 3SL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Clarence
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 Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL:

Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SW
Hillside Road, St. Albans, AL1 3QR
Ramsey Lodge Court, Hillside Road, St. Albans, AL1 3QY
Raymer Close, St. Albans, AL1 3QH
Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SJ
Elm Lawns Close, Avenue Road, St. Albans, AL1 3RE

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 Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL 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 one property sale in Townsend Avenue 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 23
Semi-Detached 19
Terraced 39
Flat (Purpose-Built) 59
Flat (Converted) 13
Total 153
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Townsend Avenue, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 52
Owned with Mortgage 47
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 40
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 146

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 50
Two People 65
Three People 11
Four People 12
Five People 8
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 146

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 72
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 112

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 46% male.

Male 145
Female 173
Total 318

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 18
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 17
15 1
16-17 5
18-19 3
20-24 10
25-29 25
30-44 93
45-59 55
60-64 11
65-74 25
75-84 22
85-89 14
90+ 4
Total 318

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 3SL 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 86
Married 130
Divorced 18
Separated 2
Widowed 31
Same Sex 0
Total 267

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 185
Good 83
Fair 34
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 318

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Townsend Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 67% 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) 178
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 21
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Other 8
Total 267

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 294
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 8
Pakistani 2
Chinese 1
Other Asian 2
Other 1
Total 318

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 246
Wales 4
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 14
Other 36
Total 318

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 3SL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 265
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
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.

Christian 186
No Religion 95
Buddhist 1
Hindu 5
Jewish 3
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 25
Total 318

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Clarence 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 118
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 16
Self Employed 31
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 227

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 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 1
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 16
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 167

Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL 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, 119 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL1 3SL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 119 crimes committed near Townsend Avenue
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 3SL. 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 3SL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 780 yards
St Albans Abbey 0.9 miles
Park Street 2.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.7 miles
Bricket Wood 3.7 miles
Harpenden 4.1 miles
Radlett 5 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.3 miles
Welham Green 5.4 miles
Kings Langley 5.7 miles
Apsley 5.9 miles
Brookmans Park 6 miles
Watford North 6.1 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.3 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.9 miles
Watford Junction 7 miles
Potters Bar 7.2 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7.5 miles
Welwyn North 7.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest is Maple Primary School, approximately 60 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maple Primary School 60 yards
Alban City School 300 yards
Aboyne Lodge Junior Mixed and Infant School 550 yards
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 740 yards
Bernards Heath Junior School 0.6 miles
Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.6 miles
St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery 0.7 miles
St Peter's School 0.7 miles
The Abbey Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, St Albans 0.8 miles
Fleetville Junior School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest is St Albans High School for Girls, approximately 120 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Albans High School for Girls 120 yards  
Loreto College 460 yards
St Albans Independent College 0.5 miles  
Verulam School 0.7 miles
St Albans Girls' School 1 mile
St Columba's College 1.2 miles  
Townsend VA Church of England 1.3 miles  
Beaumont School 1.4 miles
Sandringham School 1.4 miles
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest is Parkbury House Surgery, approximately 190 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 Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, St Albans, approximately < 50 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 Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Townsend Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 3SL. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 630 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.