Area Information for St Albans, AL2 1XE

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 1XE, 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 December 1994. 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 1XE 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 25
Semi-Detached 33
Terraced 36
Flat (Purpose-Built) 56
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 154
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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 - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 37
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 38
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 18
Rented: Other 9
Rent Free 1
Total 145

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 57
Two People 48
Three People 17
Four People 18
Five People 5
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 145

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 20
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 47
C2 - Skilled manual workers 17
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 111

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 50% male.

Gender
Male 149
Female 152
Total 301

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 12
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 12
15 5
16-17 8
18-19 14
20-24 26
25-29 21
30-44 51
45-59 73
60-64 14
65-74 32
75-84 15
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 301

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 1XE 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 94
Married 120
Divorced 26
Separated 4
Widowed 13
Same Sex 0
Total 257

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 144
Good 112
Fair 29
Bad 14
Very Bad 2
Total 301

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) 70
Apprenticeship 11
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 47
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 49
Other 12
Total 257

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 256
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 10
Pakistani 1
Chinese 4
Other Asian 8
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 11
Total 301

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 239
Wales 7
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 8
Other 39
Total 301

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 1XE

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 247
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 32

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 186
No Religion 67
Buddhist 1
Hindu 12
Jewish 4
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 22
Total 301

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the London Colney ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 16% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 28
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 39
Retired 30
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 2
Total 239

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 19
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 14
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 158

St Albans, AL2 1XE 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 1XE
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 1XE. 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 1XE.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL2 1XE. The nearest railway station is Park Street, approximately 2.3 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Park Street 2.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 2.4 miles
Radlett 2.6 miles
St Albans City 2.8 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.9 miles
Bricket Wood 3.1 miles
Welham Green 3.6 miles
Brookmans Park 3.6 miles
Potters Bar 4.4 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 4.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 4.5 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.6 miles
Watford North 5.3 miles
Hadley Wood 5.9 miles
Watford Junction 6 miles
Watford High Street 6.3 miles
Kings Langley 6.5 miles
Bushey 6.5 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.8 miles
New Barnet 6.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL2 1XE. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 5.9 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL2 1XE. The nearest is Saint Bernadette Catholic Primary School, approximately 830 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Bernadette Catholic Primary School 830 yards
    
Bowmansgreen Primary School 0.6 miles
    
London Colney Primary & Nursery School 0.7 miles
    
Clore Shalom School 1 mile
    
Colney Heath Junior Mixed Infant and Nursery School 1.9 miles
    
Windermere Primary School 1.9 miles
    
Shenley Primary School 2 miles
    
Cunningham Hill Infant School 2.1 miles
    
Cunningham Hill Junior School 2.1 miles
    
Camp Primary and Nursery School 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL2 1XE. The nearest is Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, approximately 2 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2 miles
    
Beaumont School 2.6 miles
    
Verulam School 2.8 miles
    
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.9 miles
    
Loreto College 2.9 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 3.2 miles  
Sandringham School 3.7 miles
    
Hertswood Academy 3.7 miles
    
Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School 3.9 miles
    
Dame Alice Owen's School 4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL2 1XE. The nearest is The Hertfordshire Business Centre, approximately 0.6 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 1XE. The nearest is Gatrad Mr AA & Associates, approximately 770 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, AL2 1XE. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL2 1XE. The nearest is Boots-London Colney, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-London Colney 350 yards
Enhanced Optical Services 2.3 miles
John Snelgrove 2.5 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.5 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.7 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.7 miles
David Clulow Opticians 2.8 miles
The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre 3 miles
Optical Express 3 miles
Maltings Eyecare 3.1 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.