Area Information for Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY

Sandpit Lane in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Marshalswick South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY, 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 4DY.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Marshalswick South
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 Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY:

Heath Road, St. Albans, AL1 4DS
Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4EA
Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DZ
Heath Road, St. Albans, AL1 4BT
Culver Road, St. Albans, AL1 4EB
Culver Road, St. Albans, AL1 4ED

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 Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY 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 8 property sales in Sandpit Lane 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

The area containing Sandpit Lane, St. Albans consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 19
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 94
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 161
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sandpit Lane, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 73
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 2
Total 153

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 41
Two People 59
Three People 23
Four People 23
Five People 6
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 153

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 86
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 133

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 50% male.

Male 177
Female 179
Total 356

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 44
5-7 15
8-9 8
10-14 14
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 2
20-24 5
25-29 34
30-44 133
45-59 55
60-64 10
65-74 17
75-84 7
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 356

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 4DY 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 85
Married 156
Divorced 25
Separated 1
Widowed 6
Same Sex 0
Total 273

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 93% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 230
Good 100
Fair 22
Bad 3
Very Bad 1
Total 356

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Sandpit Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 72% 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) 197
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 14
No GCSEs or Equivalent 12
Other 4
Total 273

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 335
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 3
Black African 2
Other 3
Total 356

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 291
Wales 8
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 14
Other 30
Total 356

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 4DY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 302
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 16
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 24

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 182
No Religion 133
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 4
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 31
Total 356

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Marshalswick South ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 58% 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 152
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 262

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
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 25
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 37
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 31
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 227

Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY 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 Sandpit Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to AL1 4DY. 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 4DY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 0.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.1 miles
Park Street 2.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.9 miles
Bricket Wood 3.9 miles
Harpenden 4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.9 miles
Radlett 5.1 miles
Welham Green 5.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.4 miles
Kings Langley 5.9 miles
Brookmans Park 6 miles
Apsley 6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.1 miles
Watford North 6.3 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7 miles
Watford Junction 7.2 miles
Potters Bar 7.3 miles
Welwyn North 7.4 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7.6 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.1 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest is Maple Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maple Primary School 350 yards
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 450 yards
Alban City School 580 yards
Aboyne Lodge Junior Mixed and Infant School 770 yards
Bernards Heath Junior School 780 yards
Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.5 miles
St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery 0.7 miles
Fleetville Junior School 0.8 miles
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 0.9 miles
St Peter's School 0.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest is St Albans High School for Girls, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Albans High School for Girls 260 yards  
Loreto College 680 yards
Verulam School 0.6 miles
St Albans Independent College 0.7 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 0.8 miles
Townsend VA Church of England 1.2 miles  
Sandringham School 1.3 miles
Beaumont School 1.3 miles
St Columba's College 1.4 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest is Parkbury House Surgery, approximately 370 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 Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest is Bupa Dental Care, St Albans, approximately 290 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 Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sandpit Lane, St. Albans, AL1 4DY. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 800 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.