Area Information for St Albans, AL1 5XJ

This postcode in St Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Ashley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address St Albans, AL1 5XJ, 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 May 2004. 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 Ashley
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 5XJ:

Dexter Close, St. Albans, AL1 5WD
Dexter Close, St. Albans, AL1 5WB
Park View Close, St. Albans, AL1 5TR
Camp Road, St. Albans, AL1 5JN
Camp Road, St. Albans, AL1 5EA
Park View Close, St. Albans, AL1 5TS

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 5XJ 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

The area containing 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 3
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 12
Flat (Purpose-Built) 165
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 197
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing St Albans contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 55
Shared Ownership 16
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 89
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 189

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 68
Two People 91
Three People 22
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 189

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 108
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 43
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 175

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 53% male.

Gender
Male 186
Female 166
Total 352

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 21
5-7 2
8-9 3
10-14 4
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 0
20-24 32
25-29 90
30-44 155
45-59 18
60-64 5
65-74 15
75-84 6
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 352

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of AL1 5XJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 55% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 195
Married 100
Divorced 13
Separated 5
Widowed 8
Same Sex 1
Total 322

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 216
Good 114
Fair 16
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 352

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL1 5XJ and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 70% 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) 227
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 12
No GCSEs or Equivalent 12
Other 10
Total 322

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 302
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 19
Pakistani 6
Chinese 2
Other Asian 6
Black Caribbean 4
Other 3
Total 352

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 259
Wales 8
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 20
Other 44
Total 352

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 5XJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 289
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 30
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 14
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 9

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 161
No Religion 134
Buddhist 3
Hindu 10
Jewish 7
Muslim 12
Sikh 1
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 352

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Ashley ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 78% 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 246
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8
Retired 17
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 3
Total 315

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 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 44
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 11
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 28
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 10
Professional, Scientific and Technical 51
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 26
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 275

St Albans, AL1 5XJ 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 5XJ
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 5XJ. 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 5XJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 790 yards
St Albans Abbey 1.1 miles
Park Street 1.9 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.4 miles
Bricket Wood 3.5 miles
Radlett 4.4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.5 miles
Welham Green 4.7 miles
Harpenden 4.8 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.1 miles
Brookmans Park 5.2 miles
Watford North 5.9 miles
Kings Langley 5.9 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.1 miles
Apsley 6.3 miles
Potters Bar 6.4 miles
Watford Junction 6.8 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 6.8 miles
Watford High Street 7.4 miles
Hemel Hempstead 7.4 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest is Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Primary School, approximately 260 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Primary School 260 yards
    
St Alban and St Stephen Roman Catholic Infant and Nursery School 310 yards
    
Fleetville Junior School 410 yards
    
Cunningham Hill Infant School 540 yards
    
Cunningham Hill Junior School 540 yards
    
Fleetville Infant and Nursery School 640 yards
    
Camp Primary and Nursery School 660 yards
    
Windermere Primary School half a mile
    
St Peter's School 0.8 miles
    
Maple Primary School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest is Verulam School, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Verulam School 840 yards
    
Loreto College 0.6 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 0.9 miles  
Beaumont School 0.9 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 1.2 miles
    
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.5 miles
    
Sandringham School 1.6 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 1.6 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 2.1 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest is Hatfield Road Surgery, approximately 700 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 St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest is St Albans Dental Clinic, approximately 530 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 St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL1 5XJ. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 640 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.