Area Information for AL2 3FS

This postcode 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 AL2 3FS, 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 January 2020. 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 AL2 3FS 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 35
Semi-Detached 41
Terraced 67
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 144
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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 58% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 36
Owned with Mortgage 76
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 3
Total 132

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 24
Two People 48
Three People 23
Four People 27
Five People 8
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 132

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 34
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 103

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 51% male.

Gender
Male 180
Female 174
Total 354

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 18
5-7 15
8-9 10
10-14 26
15 5
16-17 13
18-19 6
20-24 17
25-29 12
30-44 86
45-59 81
60-64 14
65-74 25
75-84 16
85-89 3
90+ 7
Total 354

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 3FS 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 75
Married 162
Divorced 21
Separated 4
Widowed 15
Same Sex 3
Total 280

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 196
Good 102
Fair 40
Bad 15
Very Bad 1
Total 354

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) 80
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 13
Total 280

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% 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 327
Mixed Ethnicity 10
Indian 5
Chinese 4
Other Asian 3
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 354

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 301
Wales 5
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 9
Other 24
Total 354

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 3FS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 300
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 30

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 202
No Religion 111
Buddhist 0
Hindu 6
Jewish 19
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 15
Total 354

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Park Street ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 9.7% of census respondents were self-employed. Male residents were more than twice as likely to be self-employed than women.

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) 36
Self Employed 51
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 8
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 1
Total 254

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 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 38
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 16
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 207

AL2 3FS 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 3FS
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 3FS. 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 3FS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to AL2 3FS. The nearest railway station is Bricket Wood, approximately 860 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood 860 yards
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1 mile
Park Street 1.6 miles
Radlett 1.8 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.8 miles
Watford North 2.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.9 miles
St Albans City 3.4 miles
Watford Junction 3.5 miles
Kings Langley 3.9 miles
Watford High Street 4 miles
Bushey 4.3 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 4.6 miles
Apsley 5.3 miles
Carpenders Park 5.4 miles
Brookmans Park 6.3 miles
Welham Green 6.3 miles
Hatch End 6.5 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.7 miles
Potters Bar 6.7 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to AL2 3FS. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to AL2 3FS. The nearest is How Wood Primary and Nursery School, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to AL2 3FS. The nearest is Saint Michael's Catholic High School, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 1.6 miles
    
Parmiter's School 1.8 miles
    
Future Academies Watford 1.9 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 2.4 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.4 miles
    
The Watford UTC 3.1 miles
    
Queens' School 3.2 miles
    
Loreto College 3.5 miles
    
St Albans High School for Girls 3.8 miles  
Bushey Meads School 3.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to AL2 3FS. The nearest is Bricket Wood Surgery, approximately 0.7 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood Surgery 0.7 miles
Park Street Surgery 0.9 miles
The Red House 2 miles
Midway Surgery 2.1 miles
Meridan Surgery 2.2 miles
Garston Medical Centre 2.3 miles
Abbotswood Medical Centre 2.4 miles
North Approach Surgery 2.4 miles
Verulam Medical Group 2.5 miles
Attenborough Surgery-Tudor Branch 2.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to AL2 3FS. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, approximately 0.9 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 AL2 3FS. The nearest is Kingsley Green, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to AL2 3FS. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Enhanced Optical Services 1.6 miles
Radlett Opticians 1.9 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2 miles
Dr DH Glover 2 miles
Asda Opticians 2.4 miles
Paul Adler Optometrists 2.7 miles
Direct Opticians 2.7 miles
Boots-London Colney 2.8 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 2.8 miles
C A Leith 3 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.