Area Information for Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL

Gainsborough 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 Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL, 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 4NL.

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 Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL:

Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NJ
York Road, St. Albans, AL1 4PL
Jennings Road, St. Albans, AL1 4NT
Clarence Road, St. Albans, AL1 4NN
Clarence Road, St. Albans, AL1 4NH
Clarence Road, St. Albans, AL1 4NQ

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 Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL 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 15 property sales in Gainsborough 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

The area containing Gainsborough Avenue, 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 51
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 10
Flat (Purpose-Built) 204
Flat (Converted) 28
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 306
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 65
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 15
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 72
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 4
Total 241

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 97
Two People 90
Three People 17
Four People 22
Five People 9
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 241

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 122
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 50
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 25
Total 217

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.

Male 267
Female 244
Total 511

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 35
5-7 20
8-9 14
10-14 30
15 7
16-17 8
18-19 14
20-24 26
25-29 89
30-44 135
45-59 82
60-64 13
65-74 23
75-84 11
85-89 2
90+ 2
Total 511

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 4NL 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 220
Married 138
Divorced 30
Separated 6
Widowed 9
Same Sex 2
Total 405

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 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 317
Good 152
Fair 27
Bad 11
Very Bad 4
Total 511

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Gainsborough Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 65% 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) 263
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 34
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 41
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 21
No GCSEs or Equivalent 30
Other 11
Total 405

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 87% 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 447
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 7
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 9
Other Asian 5
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 511

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 405
Wales 8
Scotland 13
Northern Ireland 9
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 16
Other 54
Total 511

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 4NL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 435
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 17
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 26

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 265
No Religion 194
Buddhist 1
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 7
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 38
Total 511

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Clarence ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 60% 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 233
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 15
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 25
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 18
Other 6
Total 390

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 42
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 23
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 55
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 20
Education 41
HealthInc. Social Work 28
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 295

Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL 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 February 2021, 66 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL1 4NL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 66 crimes committed near Gainsborough 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 4NL. 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 4NL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 730 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 730 yards
St Albans Abbey 1.1 miles
Park Street 2.2 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.8 miles
Bricket Wood 3.8 miles
Harpenden 4.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.6 miles
Radlett 4.9 miles
Welham Green 5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.4 miles
Brookmans Park 5.6 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6 miles
Kings Langley 6 miles
Apsley 6.2 miles
Watford North 6.2 miles
Potters Bar 6.9 miles
Watford Junction 7.1 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.2 miles
Welwyn North 7.3 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest is Maple Primary School, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Maple Primary School 670 yards
Bernards Heath Infant and Nursery School 720 yards
St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery 760 yards
Fleetville Junior School 850 yards
Alban City School 860 yards
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 0.5 miles
Bernards Heath Junior School 0.6 miles
Aboyne Lodge Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.7 miles
St Peter's School 0.8 miles
Garden Fields Junior Mixed and Infant School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest is Verulam School, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Verulam School 540 yards
Loreto College 600 yards
St Albans High School for Girls 730 yards  
St Albans Independent College 0.6 miles  
Beaumont School 1 mile
St Albans Girls' School 1.1 miles
Sandringham School 1.2 miles
Links Academy 1.4 miles
St Columba's College 1.4 miles  
Townsend VA Church of England 1.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest is Parkbury House Surgery, approximately 820 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 Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest is St Albans Dental Clinic, approximately 500 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 Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gainsborough Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4NL. The nearest is David Clulow Opticians, approximately 520 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.


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Broadband in AL1 4NL

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 20 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 159.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13.8Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 35Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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