Area Information for St Albans, AL2 2BS
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.
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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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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 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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||58|
|Rented: From Council||0|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||0|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||9|
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||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|
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.
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
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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||7|
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
|Republic of Ireland||7|
|Europe (including European Union)||4|
|Middle East or Asia||1|
|North America or Caribbean||4|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||34|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||19|
|Looking After Home or Family||8|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||7|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing||2|
|Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management||1|
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||10|
|Accommodation and Food||4|
|Information and Communication||12|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||7|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||19|
|Public Administration and Defence||7|
|HealthInc. Social Work||23|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||17|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view 11 crimes committed near AL2 2BS|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
St Peters Street
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.
|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|
|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|
|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.
|Watford Junction Overground Station||4 miles|
|Watford High Street Overground Station||4.6 miles|
|Watford Tube Station||4.8 miles|
|Bushey Overground Station||4.9 miles|
|Croxley Tube Station||6 miles|
|Carpenders Park Overground Station||6.1 miles|
|Moor Park Tube Station||6.8 miles|
|Stanmore Tube Station||6.8 miles|
|Hatch End Overground Station||7.3 miles|
|Rickmansworth Tube Station||7.3 miles|
|Edgware Tube Station||7.7 miles|
|Headstone Lane Overground Station||7.7 miles|
|Canons Park Tube Station||7.7 miles|
|Northwood Tube Station||7.8 miles|
|High Barnet Tube Station||8 miles|
|Northwood Hills Tube Station||8.2 miles|
|Chorleywood Tube Station||8.3 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Tube Station||8.4 miles|
|Harrow & Wealdstone Overground Station||8.5 miles|
|Pinner Tube Station||8.5 miles|
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.
|Park Street Surgery||350 yards|
|Bricket Wood Surgery||0.8 miles|
|Midway Surgery||1.4 miles|
|Verulam Medical Group||2.2 miles|
|Abbotswood Medical Centre||2.4 miles|
|Lattimore and Village Surgery||2.4 miles|
|The Hertfordshire Business Centre||2.5 miles|
|Hatfield Road Surgery||2.5 miles|
|The Red House||2.6 miles|
|North Approach Surgery||2.6 miles|
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.
|Bricket Wood Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Herts Community NHS Trust||2.2 miles|
|Garston Lodge Dental Practice||2.3 miles|
|Kohn Mr EL & Associate||2.3 miles|
|Katherine Place Dental Practice||2.4 miles|
|Gatrad Mr AA & Associates||2.5 miles|
|St Albans Orthodontic Centre||2.6 miles|
|Assor Mr SM & Levy Mr SJ||2.6 miles|
|Maltings Dental Surgery||2.7 miles|
|Victoria Dental Clinic||2.7 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 2.2 miles away.
|Kingsley Green||2.2 miles|
|West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit||2.5 miles|
|Langley House Community Hospital||2.7 miles|
|St Albans City Hospital||3.2 miles|
|Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre||4.5 miles|
|Watford General Hospital||5.1 miles|
|InHealth - Spire Bushey Hospital||5.4 miles|
|Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital At Spire Bushey||5.4 miles|
|Spire Bushey Hospital||5.4 miles|
|Hemel Hempstead General Hospital||5.6 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to St Albans, AL2 2BS. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 1 mile away.
|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.