Area Information for Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW

Handley Gate in Bricket Wood is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the St Stephen ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW, 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 3RW.

Basic Information

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

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW 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 10 property sales in Handley Gate 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 Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, 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 65
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 18
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 124
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 59
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 119

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 26
Two People 42
Three People 19
Four People 23
Five People 7
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 119

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 32
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 86

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.

Male 146
Female 160
Total 306

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 17
5-7 7
8-9 8
10-14 17
15 7
16-17 8
18-19 6
20-24 16
25-29 13
30-44 61
45-59 77
60-64 16
65-74 20
75-84 27
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 306

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 3RW 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 65
Married 148
Divorced 17
Separated 5
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 250

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.

Very Good 166
Good 96
Fair 38
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 306

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) 93
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 40
Other 10
Total 250

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 281
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 7
Other Asian 7
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 1
Total 306

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 268
Wales 5
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 3
Other 23
Total 306

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 3RW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 265
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 22

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.

Christian 196
No Religion 60
Buddhist 2
Hindu 7
Jewish 21
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 306

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Stephen ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 15
Retired 21
Looking After Home or Family 4
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 217

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 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 18
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 168

Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW 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 May 2021, 56 crimes were reported within 1 mile of AL2 3RW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 56 crimes committed near Handley Gate
Neighbourhood Team Address London Colney, St Stephens and St Albans East
Civic Centre
St Peters Street
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Below are the details of the closest services to Bricket Wood. 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 3RW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest railway station is Bricket Wood, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood 0.7 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.3 miles
Park Street 1.7 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.7 miles
Watford North 2.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.6 miles
Kings Langley 2.9 miles
Radlett 3 miles
St Albans City 3.3 miles
Watford Junction 3.5 miles
Watford High Street 4.1 miles
Apsley 4.2 miles
Bushey 4.6 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.5 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.6 miles
Carpenders Park 5.8 miles
Rickmansworth 6.6 miles
Hatch End 7 miles
Welham Green 7.1 miles
Brookmans Park 7.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 3.4 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest is Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School half a mile
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 1.2 miles
Coates Way JMI and Nursery School 1.2 miles
How Wood Primary and Nursery School 1.3 miles
Park Street Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.4 miles
Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery 1.6 miles
Killigrew Primary and Nursery School 1.6 miles
Bedmond Academy 1.8 miles
Stanborough Primary School 1.9 miles  
Abbots Langley School 1.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest is Parmiter's School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Parmiter's School 0.9 miles
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 1 mile
Future Academies Watford 1.3 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 2 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.1 miles
St Columba's College 2.4 miles  
St Albans Independent College 3.1 miles  
The Watford UTC 3.1 miles
Loreto College 3.4 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 3.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest is Bricket Wood Surgery, approximately 850 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood Surgery 850 yards
Park Street Surgery 1 mile
Abbotswood Medical Centre 1.5 miles
Midway Surgery 1.7 miles
North Approach Surgery 1.9 miles
Vine House Health Centre 2.1 miles
Sheepcot Medical Centre 2.1 miles
Meridan Surgery 2.1 miles
Garston Medical Centre 2.2 miles
Tudor Surgery 2.6 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, approximately 500 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 Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest is West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Handley Gate, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RW. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Enhanced Optical Services 1.7 miles
C A Leith 2 miles
Paul Adler Optometrists 2.2 miles
Asda Opticians 2.3 miles
Direct Opticians 2.5 miles
Radlett Opticians 3 miles
Stewart-Dick Opticians 3.1 miles
The St. Albans Contact Lens Centre 3.1 miles
Robert Roope 3.1 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 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.