Area Information for Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW
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About the Demographic Information
The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW 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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We have found 11 property sales in Drakes Drive 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 Drakes Drive, 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 Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Drakes Drive, St. Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 53% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.
|Owned with Mortgage||29|
|Rented: From Council||20|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||50|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||11|
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||25|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||28|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||19|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||39|
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 5AW however is predominantly male (56%). 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
The postcode AL1 5AW 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.
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
At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.
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)||71|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||26|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||23|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||31|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||42|
Ethnic Group Embed This
As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 71% 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
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||3|
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 5AW
|Republic of Ireland||5|
|Europe (including European Union)||26|
|Middle East or Asia||8|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||4|
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
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)||27|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||15|
|Looking After Home or Family||10|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||12|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc.||1|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||3|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||6|
|Accommodation and Food||21|
|Information and Communication||7|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||5|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||10|
|Public Administration and Defence||6|
|HealthInc. Social Work||23|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||6|
Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW is within the London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.
|Crime:||Click here to view crimes committed near Drakes Drive|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
St Peters Street
Below are the details of the closest services to AL1 5AW. 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 5AW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 1.1 miles away.
|St Albans City||1.1 miles|
|St Albans Abbey||1.5 miles|
|Park Street||1.8 miles|
|How Wood (Hertfordshire)||2.3 miles|
|Bricket Wood||3.3 miles|
|Welham Green||4.2 miles|
|Hatfield (Herts)||4.2 miles|
|Brookmans Park||4.6 miles|
|Garston (Hertfordshire)||4.9 miles|
|Watford North||5.7 miles|
|Potters Bar||5.8 miles|
|Welwyn Garden City||6.1 miles|
|Kings Langley||6.1 miles|
|Elstree & Borehamwood||6.2 miles|
|Watford Junction||6.6 miles|
|Watford High Street||7.1 miles|
Nearest Tube/DLR Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.5 miles away.
|Watford Junction Overground Station||6.5 miles|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||7.1 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||7.4 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||7.5 miles|
|High Barnet Tube Station||7.9 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||8.4 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||8.5 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||8.7 miles|
|Edgware Tube Station||8.9 miles|
|Cockfosters Tube Station||9.2 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||9.2 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||9.4 miles|
|Totteridge & Whetstone Tube Station||9.4 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||9.5 miles|
|Burnt Oak Tube Station||9.7 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||9.8 miles|
|Oakwood Tube Station||9.9 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||10 miles|
|Woodside Park Tube Station||10 miles|
|Mill Hill East Tube Station||11 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is Windermere Primary School, approximately 360 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Windermere Primary School||360 yards||
|Cunningham Hill Infant School||690 yards||
|Cunningham Hill Junior School||690 yards||
|Camp Primary and Nursery School||700 yards||
|Fleetville Junior School||0.8 miles||
|Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Primary School||0.8 miles||
|St Alban and St Stephen Roman Catholic Infant and Nursery School||0.8 miles||
|Fleetville Infant and Nursery School||0.8 miles||
|London Colney Primary & Nursery School||1.1 miles||
|Oakwood Primary School||1.2 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, approximately 0.9 miles away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School||0.9 miles||
|Beaumont School||1 mile||
|Verulam School||1.1 miles||
|Loreto College||1.2 miles||
|St Albans High School for Girls||1.5 miles|
|The Marlborough Science Academy||1.8 miles||
|Sandringham School||2 miles||
|St Albans Girls' School||2.3 miles||
|Townsend Church of England||2.7 miles||
|Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School||3.7 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 660 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|The Lodge Health Partnership||660 yards|
|Hatfield Road Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Lattimore and Village Surgery||1.1 miles|
|Verulam Medical Group||1.1 miles|
|The Hertfordshire Business Centre||1.2 miles|
|The Maltings Surgery||1.5 miles|
|Parkbury House Surgery||1.6 miles|
|Grange Street Surgery||1.6 miles|
|Harvey Group Practice||1.7 miles|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||1.9 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is St Albans Dental Clinic, approximately 1 mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|St Albans Dental Clinic||1 mile|
|Victoria Dental Clinic||1.2 miles|
|Gatrad Mr AA & Associates||1.3 miles|
|St Peters Lodge||1.3 miles|
|St Albans Orthodontics||1.4 miles|
|Bupa Dental Care, St Albans||1.5 miles|
|Maltings Dental Surgery||1.5 miles|
|St Albans Orthodontic Centre||1.5 miles|
|Rabin Mr GK & Associate||1.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 2 miles away.
|St Albans City Hospital||2 miles|
|Kingsley Green||2.6 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||3.7 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||5 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||5.3 miles|
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||5.7 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||5.9 miles|
|Qe11 Hospital||5.9 miles|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||6.4 miles|
|Potter Bar Hospital||6.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 0.8 miles away.
|John Snelgrove||0.8 miles|
|David Clulow Opticians||1.1 miles|
|Optical Express||1.4 miles|
|The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre||1.4 miles|
|Maltings Eyecare||1.5 miles|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||1.5 miles|
|Vision Express||1.6 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St||1.6 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St (in Boots UK)||1.6 miles|
|Specsavers Opticians||1.6 miles|
* 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 5AW
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 21 reported internet connections.
|Average Download Speed||68.4Mbps|
|Maximum Download Speed Reported||200Mbps|
|Average Upload Speed||6.2Mbps|
|Maximum Upload Speed Reported||10Mbps|
|Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available||Yes|
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