Area Information for Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS

Beechwood 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 Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS, 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 4XS.

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 Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS:

Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XP
Beaumont Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4TH
Hatfield Road, St. Albans, AL1 4TQ
Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4YA
Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XR
Beaumont Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4TJ

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 Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS 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 Beechwood 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 38
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 48
Owned with Mortgage 44
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 14
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rent Free 4
Total 125

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 23
Two People 33
Three People 17
Four People 39
Five People 11
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 125

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 68
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 14
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 12
Total 100

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 183
Female 180
Total 363

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL1 4XS has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 31
5-7 18
8-9 13
10-14 33
15 10
16-17 14
18-19 3
20-24 10
25-29 19
30-44 71
45-59 86
60-64 14
65-74 28
75-84 9
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 363

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 4XS 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 59
Married 176
Divorced 9
Separated 1
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 258

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 223
Good 99
Fair 28
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 363

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Beechwood Avenue and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 58% 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) 150
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 18
Other 5
Total 258

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 325
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 4
Other Asian 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 4
Total 363

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 321
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 9
Other 22
Total 363

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 4XS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 326
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 14

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 221
No Religion 96
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 3
Muslim 9
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 27
Total 363

Economic Activity Embed This

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 101
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 27
Looking After Home or Family 12
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 3
Total 245

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 4
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 13
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 23
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 175

Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS 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 Beechwood 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 4XS. 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 4XS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 1 mile
St Albans Abbey 1.7 miles
Park Street 2.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 3.9 miles
Bricket Wood 4.1 miles
Welham Green 4.2 miles
Harpenden 4.7 miles
Radlett 4.8 miles
Brookmans Park 4.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 5.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.7 miles
Potters Bar 6.2 miles
Watford North 6.5 miles
Kings Langley 6.6 miles
Welwyn North 6.8 miles
Apsley 6.9 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7 miles
Watford Junction 7.4 miles
Watford High Street 7.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.3 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest is Fleetville Infant and Nursery School, approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 550 yards
Oakwood Primary School 580 yards
Fleetville Junior School 770 yards
Camp Primary and Nursery School half a mile
Windermere Primary School 0.7 miles
St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery 0.7 miles
Cunningham Hill Infant School 0.7 miles
Cunningham Hill Junior School 0.7 miles
St John Fisher Roman Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Skyswood Primary & Nursery School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest is Beaumont School, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Beaumont School 490 yards
Verulam School half a mile
Links Academy 0.6 miles
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 0.8 miles
Loreto College 1 mile
Sandringham School 1.2 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 1.2 miles  
St Albans Independent College 1.3 miles  
St Albans Girls' School 1.6 miles
St Columba's College 2.1 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, 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 Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest is Rabin Mr GK & Associate, approximately 0.7 miles 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 Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Beechwood Avenue, St. Albans, AL1 4XS. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 500 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.