Area Information for Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW

Drakes Drive in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Cunningham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW, 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 5AW.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Cunningham
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 Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW:

Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AD
Howard Close, St. Albans, AL1 5AN
Swallow Lane, St. Albans, AL1 5RN
Howard Close, St. Albans, AL1 5AL
Frobisher Road, St. Albans, AL1 5AJ
Swallow Lane, St. Albans, AL1 5RL

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 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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House Prices

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 Types
Detached 4
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 21
Flat (Purpose-Built) 65
Flat (Converted) 4
Total 132
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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%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 18
Owned with Mortgage 29
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 20
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 50
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11
Rent Free 3
Total 131

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 62
Two People 33
Three People 12
Four People 14
Five People 6
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 131

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 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
Total 111

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).

Gender
Male 156
Female 121
Total 277

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 22
5-7 9
8-9 5
10-14 11
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 23
25-29 22
30-44 82
45-59 55
60-64 7
65-74 11
75-84 12
85-89 1
90+ 2
Total 277

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.

Relationship Status
Single 91
Married 89
Divorced 17
Separated 13
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 226

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.

Health
Very Good 132
Good 89
Fair 42
Bad 12
Very Bad 2
Total 277

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
Apprenticeship 12
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
Other 21
Total 226

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.

Ethnic Group
White 196
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 19
Other Asian 8
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 9
Other 16
Total 277

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 199
Wales 0
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 29
Other 40
Total 277

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

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 203
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 26
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 3
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 32

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.

Religion
Christian 154
No Religion 60
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 44
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 17
Total 277

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 90
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 27
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 10
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 5
Total 211

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 2
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 21
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 10
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 145

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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Drakes Drive
Neighbourhood Team Address London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
AL1 3JE
Force Website: http://www.herts.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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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.

Name Approximate Distance*
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
Radlett 3.9 miles
Welham Green 4.2 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.2 miles
Brookmans Park 4.6 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.9 miles
Harpenden 5.4 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
Apsley 6.7 miles
Watford High Street 7.1 miles
Bushey 7.4 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.

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.

Nearest Dentists

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.

Nearest Hospitals

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.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Drakes Drive, St. Albans, AL1 5AW. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 0.8 miles 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 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.

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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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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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