Area Information for Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA

Bell Lane in London Colney is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Shenley ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Hertsmere. This page combines information for the address Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL2 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 AL2 1DA.

Basic Information

Area Type Hamlet or Isolated Dwelling
Local Authority Hertsmere
Ward Shenley
Constituency Hertsmere
Region Eastern
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA 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 one property sale in Bell Lane 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

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 49
Semi-Detached 47
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 113
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 29
Owned with Mortgage 34
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 10
Total 108

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 22
Two People 38
Three People 23
Four People 15
Five People 6
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 108

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 28
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 79

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 Hertsmere constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Male 159
Female 170
Total 329

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 19
5-7 13
8-9 6
10-14 16
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 15
25-29 9
30-44 53
45-59 76
60-64 24
65-74 30
75-84 22
85-89 23
90+ 8
Total 329

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 1DA 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 66
Married 133
Divorced 17
Separated 12
Widowed 43
Same Sex 0
Total 271

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.

Very Good 156
Good 106
Fair 45
Bad 16
Very Bad 6
Total 329

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) 89
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 27
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 34
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 66
Other 19
Total 271

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 94% 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 309
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 5
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 329

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 255
Wales 4
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 40
Other 20
Total 329

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 AL2 1DA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 257
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 34
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 25

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.

Christian 189
No Religion 50
Buddhist 1
Hindu 4
Jewish 61
Muslim 5
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 19
Total 329

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Shenley ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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 83
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 45
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 16
Retired 23
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 218

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 4
Manufacturing 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 17
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 13
Administration 12
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 165

Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA is within the Potters Bar and Shenley policing neighbourhood, under the Hertfordshire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2021, 23 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL2 1DA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 23 crimes committed near Bell Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Potters Bar and Shenley
Elstree Way
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to London Colney. 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 AL2 1DA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest railway station is Radlett, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Radlett 2.5 miles
Park Street 2.6 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.7 miles
St Albans City 3.1 miles
St Albans Abbey 3.3 miles
Bricket Wood 3.3 miles
Brookmans Park 3.4 miles
Welham Green 3.4 miles
Potters Bar 4 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.5 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.7 miles
Watford North 5.3 miles
Hadley Wood 5.6 miles
Watford Junction 6 miles
Watford High Street 6.3 miles
Bushey 6.5 miles
New Barnet 6.5 miles
Kings Langley 6.7 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest Tube station is High Barnet, approximately 5.8 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest is Clore Shalom School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Clore Shalom School 0.8 miles
Saint Bernadette Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
Bowmansgreen Primary School 0.9 miles
London Colney Primary & Nursery School 1 mile
Shenley Primary School 1.7 miles
Colney Heath Junior Mixed Infant and Nursery School 2 miles
Windermere Primary School 2.3 miles
Newberries Primary School 2.5 miles
Cunningham Hill Infant School 2.5 miles
Cunningham Hill Junior School 2.5 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest is Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.3 miles
Links Academy 2.4 miles
Beaumont School 2.9 miles
Verulam School 3.2 miles
St Albans Independent College 3.2 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 3.3 miles
Loreto College 3.3 miles
Hertswood Academy 3.4 miles
Links Hatfield Academy 3.4 miles
St Columba's College 3.5 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest is The Hertfordshire Business Centre, approximately 1 mile 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 Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest is Gatrad Mr AA & Associates, approximately 0.8 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 Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bell Lane, London Colney, St. Albans, AL2 1DA. The nearest is Boots-London Colney, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London Colney 360 yards
Dr DH Glover 2.4 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.6 miles
Enhanced Optical Services 2.6 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.6 miles
John Snelgrove 2.9 miles
David Clulow Opticians 3.2 miles
The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre 3.4 miles
Optical Express 3.4 miles
Maltings Eyecare 3.5 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.