Area Information for St Albans, AL2 1WH

This postcode in St Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the London Colney ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address St Albans, AL2 1WH, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in November 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 London Colney
Constituency St Albans
Region Eastern
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about St Albans, AL2 1WH 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 detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. 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 90
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 14
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 77% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 15
Owned with Mortgage 89
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6
Rent Free 1
Total 115

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 7
Two People 28
Three People 31
Four People 35
Five People 9
Six People 5
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 115

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 70
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 30
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5
Total 110

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 54% male.

Gender
Male 200
Female 171
Total 371

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around AL2 1WH has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 33% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 49
5-7 36
8-9 10
10-14 23
15 3
16-17 10
18-19 5
20-24 8
25-29 7
30-44 134
45-59 67
60-64 9
65-74 10
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 371

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 1WH 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 46
Married 185
Divorced 10
Separated 3
Widowed 2
Same Sex 4
Total 250

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 95% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 252
Good 99
Fair 16
Bad 4
Very Bad 0
Total 371

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

AL2 1WH and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 62% 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) 154
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 31
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 6
Other 6
Total 250

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 77% 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 286
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 18
Chinese 18
Other Asian 13
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 2
Other 8
Total 371

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 307
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 15
Other 38
Total 371

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 1WH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 323
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 26
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
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 184
No Religion 82
Buddhist 4
Hindu 29
Jewish 28
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 34
Total 371

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 114
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 34
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 17
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 25
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 2
Total 250

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 5
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 28
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 183

St Albans, AL2 1WH 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 AL2 1WH
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 AL2 1WH. 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 1WH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest railway station is Park Street, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Park Street 1.1 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.4 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.9 miles
St Albans City 1.9 miles
Bricket Wood 2.3 miles
Radlett 2.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 3.8 miles
Welham Green 4.5 miles
Watford North 4.6 miles
Brookmans Park 4.7 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.1 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.1 miles
Kings Langley 5.4 miles
Watford Junction 5.4 miles
Potters Bar 5.6 miles
Watford High Street 5.9 miles
Bushey 6.2 miles
Apsley 6.4 miles
Harpenden 6.5 miles
Hadley Wood 7.1 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 5.4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest is Bowmansgreen Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Bowmansgreen Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Saint Bernadette Catholic Primary School 0.7 miles
    
London Colney Primary & Nursery School 0.8 miles
    
Park Street Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.2 miles
    
How Wood Primary and Nursery School 1.3 miles
    
Windermere Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Mandeville Primary School 1.4 miles
    
Cunningham Hill Infant School 1.4 miles
    
Cunningham Hill Junior School 1.4 miles
    
St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary School 1.6 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest is The Marlborough Science Academy, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.8 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2 miles
    
Loreto College 2.1 miles
    
Verulam School 2.2 miles
    
Beaumont School 2.3 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 2.4 miles  
Sandringham School 3.3 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 3.3 miles
    
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 3.5 miles
    
Parmiter's School 3.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest is Verulam Medical Group, 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, AL2 1WH. 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 St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL2 1WH. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 1.1 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.