Area Information for St Albans, AL1 5XW
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in August 2005. 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.
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 5XW:
|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 5XW 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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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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||55|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||1|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||89|
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||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|
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.
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
In the immediate vicinity of AL1 5XW 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.
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.
Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top
AL1 5XW 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|
|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|
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.
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||4|
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 5XW
|Republic of Ireland||6|
|Europe (including European Union)||30|
|Middle East or Asia||14|
|North America or Caribbean||3|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||5|
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
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||12|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||8|
|Looking After Home or Family||5|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||3|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||11|
|Accommodation and Food||11|
|Information and Communication||28|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||15|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||51|
|Public Administration and Defence||18|
|HealthInc. Social Work||15|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||14|
St Albans, AL1 5XW 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 AL1 5XW|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
St Peters Street
Below are the details of the closest services to AL1 5XW. 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 5XW.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL1 5XW. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 790 yards away.
|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|
|Hatfield (Herts)||4.5 miles|
|Welham Green||4.7 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|
|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 5XW. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 6.8 miles away.
|Watford Junction Overground Station||6.8 miles|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||7.4 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||7.6 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||7.7 miles|
|High Barnet Tube Station||8.6 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||8.8 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||8.8 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||8.9 miles|
|Edgware Tube Station||9.5 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||9.6 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||9.8 miles|
|Cockfosters Tube Station||9.9 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||9.9 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||11 miles|
|Totteridge & Whetstone Tube Station||11 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||11 miles|
|Burnt Oak Tube Station||11 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||11 miles|
|Oakwood Tube Station||11 miles|
|Woodside Park Tube Station||11 miles|
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL1 5XW. The nearest is St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery, approximately 260 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|St Alban & St Stephen Catholic Primary School & Nursery||260 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||
|Alban City School||0.8 miles||
Nearest Secondary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL1 5XW. 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 Independent College||0.7 miles|
|St Albans High School for Girls||0.9 miles|
|Beaumont School||0.9 miles||
|Links Academy||1 mile||
|Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School||1.2 miles||
|St Columba's College||1.5 miles|
|The Marlborough Science Academy||1.5 miles||
|Sandringham School||1.6 miles||
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL1 5XW. 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.
|Hatfield Road Surgery||700 yards|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||0.8 miles|
|The Maltings Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Parkbury House Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Grange Street Surgery||1 mile|
|Harvey Group Practice||1 mile|
|The Lodge Health Partnership||1.3 miles|
|Jersey Farm Surgery||1.7 miles|
|Lattimore & Village Surgery||1.7 miles|
|Verulam Medical Group||1.8 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to St Albans, AL1 5XW. 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.
|St Albans Dental Clinic||530 yards|
|Victoria Dental Clinic||0.6 miles|
|Bupa Dental Care, St Albans||0.8 miles|
|Maltings Dental Surgery||0.9 miles|
|Alexander House||0.9 miles|
|St Albans Orthodontic Centre||0.9 miles|
|St Peter's Lodge Dental Practice||1 mile|
|Grange Street Dental Practice||1 mile|
|21 Dental||1 mile|
|Russell Avenue Dental Practice||1 mile|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to St Albans, AL1 5XW. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 1.4 miles away.
|St Albans City Hospital||1.4 miles|
|Kingsley Green||3.1 miles|
|One Hatfield Hospital||3.8 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||4.9 miles|
|Harpenden Memorial Hospital||5.1 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||5.5 miles|
|Spire Harpenden Hospital||5.8 miles|
|New QEII Hospital||6 miles|
|Qe11 Hospital||6 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||6.5 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL1 5XW. The nearest is John Snelgrove, approximately 640 yards away.
|John Snelgrove||640 yards|
|David Clulow Opticians||820 yards|
|Optical Express||0.8 miles|
|The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre||0.9 miles|
|Maltings Eyecare||0.9 miles|
|Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care||0.9 miles|
|Vision Express||0.9 miles|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St||1 mile|
|Boots-St Albans - St Peters St (in Boots UK)||1 mile|
|Specsavers Opticians||1 mile|
* 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.