Area Information for St Albans, AL1 5BG

This postcode 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 St Albans, AL1 5BG, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in September 2000. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 St Albans, AL1 5BG:

Haig Close, St. Albans, AL1 5RG
Gordon Close, St. Albans, AL1 5RQ
Wingate Way, St. Albans, AL1 5RF
Wingate Way, St. Albans, AL1 5RE
Springfield Road, St. Albans, AL1 5LX
Kitchener Close, St. Albans, AL1 5RH

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 St Albans, AL1 5BG 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 5
Semi-Detached 32
Terraced 40
Flat (Purpose-Built) 53
Flat (Converted) 8
Total 138
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing St Albans contains a higher than average level of social housing - 50% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 13
Owned with Mortgage 25
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 60
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 20
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 4
Total 129

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 51
Two People 24
Three People 15
Four People 16
Five People 16
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 129

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 22
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 34
Total 91

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.

Gender
Male 174
Female 160
Total 334

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 30
5-7 14
8-9 11
10-14 15
15 4
16-17 11
18-19 5
20-24 21
25-29 46
30-44 74
45-59 48
60-64 9
65-74 18
75-84 19
85-89 5
90+ 4
Total 334

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL1 5BG 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 107
Married 86
Divorced 35
Separated 8
Widowed 24
Same Sex 0
Total 260

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 162
Good 110
Fair 53
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 334

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) 59
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 19
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 40
Total 260

Ethnic Group Embed This

St Albans can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 62% so.

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 207
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 8
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 56
Chinese 3
Other Asian 10
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 4
Total 334

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (St Albans), 67% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 224
Wales 2
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 42
Other 62
Total 334

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 5BG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 216
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 57

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 142
No Religion 79
Buddhist 4
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 82
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 23
Total 334

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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 21
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 6
Total 232

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 17
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 19
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 154

St Albans, AL1 5BG 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 AL1 5BG
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 5BG. 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 5BG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 0.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.3 miles
Park Street 1.9 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.4 miles
Bricket Wood 3.5 miles
Radlett 4.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.3 miles
Welham Green 4.4 miles
Brookmans Park 5 miles
Harpenden 5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.1 miles
Watford North 5.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6 miles
Kings Langley 6 miles
Potters Bar 6.2 miles
Apsley 6.5 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.6 miles
Watford Junction 6.8 miles
Watford High Street 7.3 miles
Welwyn North 7.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.7 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest is Cunningham Hill Infant School, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cunningham Hill Infant School 270 yards
    
Cunningham Hill Junior School 270 yards
    
Camp Primary and Nursery School 300 yards
    
Windermere Primary School 490 yards
    
Fleetville Junior School 600 yards
    
St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery 670 yards
    
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 760 yards
    
Oakwood Primary School 0.9 miles
    
St Peter's School 0.9 miles
    
Maple Primary School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest is Verulam School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Verulam School 0.6 miles
    
Loreto College 0.8 miles
    
Beaumont School 0.8 miles
    
Links Academy 0.8 miles
    
St Albans Independent College 0.9 miles  
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1 mile
    
St Albans High School for Girls 1.1 miles  
St Columba's College 1.6 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.6 miles
    
Sandringham School 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest is The Lodge Health Partnership, approximately 0.5 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 St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest is St Albans Dental Clinic, approximately 0.5 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 St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL1 5BG. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 690 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.