Area Information for Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ

Orchard Drive in Park Street 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 Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ, 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 2QQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Park Street
Constituency St Albans
Region Eastern
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ:

Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QG
Ruscombe Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2HG
Dell Rise, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QJ
Orchard Drive, St. Albans, AL2 2QH
Tippendell Lane, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2HD
North Orbital Road, St. Albans, AL2 2DP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ 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 16 property sales in Orchard Drive 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

The area containing Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 64
Semi-Detached 78
Terraced 2
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 147
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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 87
Owned with Mortgage 45
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 1
Total 139

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 29
Two People 67
Three People 19
Four People 17
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 139

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 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 26
C2 - Skilled manual workers 10
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 65

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 48% male.

Gender
Male 158
Female 168
Total 326

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 18
15 2
16-17 6
18-19 5
20-24 6
25-29 6
30-44 48
45-59 52
60-64 26
65-74 54
75-84 48
85-89 14
90+ 3
Total 326

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 2QQ 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 37
Married 193
Divorced 16
Separated 1
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 268

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 157
Good 103
Fair 47
Bad 17
Very Bad 2
Total 326

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) 90
Apprenticeship 17
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 35
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 36
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 11
Total 268

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 90% 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 295
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 5
Chinese 2
Other Asian 8
Black African 8
Total 326

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 277
Wales 7
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 4
Other 25
Total 326

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 2QQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 270
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 4
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 33

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 226
No Religion 49
Buddhist 0
Hindu 3
Jewish 8
Muslim 4
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 33
Total 326

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Park Street ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 29% 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 76
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 59
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 4
Total 203

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 15
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 119

Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ 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, 27 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL2 2QQ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 27 crimes committed near Orchard Drive
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 Park Street. 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 2QQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest railway station is Park Street, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Park Street 0.5 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 0.5 miles
Bricket Wood 1.3 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.5 miles
St Albans City 2.1 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 2.9 miles
Radlett 3.1 miles
Watford North 3.7 miles
Kings Langley 3.9 miles
Watford Junction 4.6 miles
Apsley 4.8 miles
Watford High Street 5.2 miles
Bushey 5.6 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.1 miles
Welham Green 6.1 miles
Harpenden 6.3 miles
Brookmans Park 6.3 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 6.5 miles
Carpenders Park 6.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 4.6 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest is How Wood Primary and Nursery School, approximately 720 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest is The Marlborough Science Academy, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Marlborough Science Academy 1 mile
    
Parmiter's School 2.1 miles
    
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 2.2 miles
    
Loreto College 2.2 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 2.4 miles  
Future Academies Watford 2.5 miles  
Verulam School 2.7 miles
    
Beaumont School 3.1 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 3.2 miles
    
Stanborough Secondary School 3.2 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest is Park Street Surgery, approximately half a 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 Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, approximately 1.3 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 Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 2.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2QQ. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 0.5 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.


 

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Broadband in AL2 2QQ

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 15 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 68.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 200Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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