Area Information for St Albans, AL2 2BS

This postcode in St Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Park Street ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address St Albans, AL2 2BS, 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 June 1997. 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 Park Street
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 2BS 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 98
Semi-Detached 38
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 148
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 74
Owned with Mortgage 58
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 143

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 30
Two People 50
Three People 26
Four People 26
Five People 9
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 143

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10
Total 89

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 185
Female 184
Total 369

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 10
5-7 13
8-9 10
10-14 36
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 9
20-24 17
25-29 7
30-44 64
45-59 79
60-64 26
65-74 55
75-84 28
85-89 3
90+ 4
Total 369

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 2BS 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 68
Married 193
Divorced 14
Separated 7
Widowed 16
Same Sex 0
Total 298

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 175
Good 134
Fair 45
Bad 15
Very Bad 0
Total 369

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) 106
Apprenticeship 21
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 39
Other 14
Total 298

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 347
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 5
Chinese 3
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 3
Total 369

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 332
Wales 4
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 6
Other 15
Total 369

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 2BS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 320
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 1
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 34

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 266
No Religion 58
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 9
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 28
Total 369

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Park Street ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 21% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 39
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 56
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 7
Other 2
Total 263

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 2
Manufacturing 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 170

St Albans, AL2 2BS 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. In October 2020, 11 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL2 2BS.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 11 crimes committed near AL2 2BS
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 2BS. 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 2BS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest railway station is How Wood (Hertfordshire), approximately 690 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 690 yards
Bricket Wood 0.7 miles
Park Street 0.9 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.2 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.3 miles
Radlett 2.5 miles
St Albans City 2.7 miles
Watford North 3.1 miles
Kings Langley 3.8 miles
Watford Junction 4 miles
Watford High Street 4.6 miles
Bushey 4.9 miles
Apsley 4.9 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.2 miles
Carpenders Park 6.1 miles
Welham Green 6.2 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.3 miles
Brookmans Park 6.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.8 miles
Potters Bar 6.9 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest is How Wood Primary and Nursery School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
How Wood Primary and Nursery School half a mile
    
Park Street Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Killigrew Primary and Nursery School 1.2 miles
    
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Mandeville Primary School 1.7 miles
    
St Adrian Roman Catholic Primary School 1.7 miles
    
Coates Way JMI and Nursery School 1.8 miles
    
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 1.9 miles
    
Prae Wood Primary School 2.2 miles
    
Bowmansgreen Primary School 2.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest is The Marlborough Science Academy, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.7 miles
    
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 1.8 miles
    
Parmiter's School 1.8 miles
    
Future Academies Watford 2.1 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 2.7 miles  
Loreto College 2.8 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 3.1 miles  
Verulam School 3.2 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 3.5 miles
    
Beaumont School 3.6 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest is Park Street Surgery, approximately 350 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, AL2 2BS. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, 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 2BS. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Enhanced Optical Services 1 mile
Paul Adler Optometrists 1.9 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.5 miles
The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre 2.6 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.6 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.6 miles
Robert Roope 2.6 miles
Maltings Eyecare 2.7 miles
Optical Express 2.7 miles
Specsavers Opticians 2.7 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.