Area Information for Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ

Bucknalls Drive 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 Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ, 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 3XJ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward St Stephen
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 Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ:

Enid Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3EL
Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XL
Elderberry Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RP
Ash Copse, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3YA
Moran Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3YT
Ferndene, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3DX

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 Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ 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 45 property sales in Bucknalls 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 Bucknalls Drive, 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 116
Semi-Detached 26
Terraced 8
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1
Flat (Converted) 2
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 154
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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 79
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 12
Rent Free 1
Total 146

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 33
Two People 66
Three People 21
Four People 20
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 146

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 28
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8
Total 88

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 47% male.

Gender
Male 164
Female 185
Total 349

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 10
8-9 2
10-14 19
15 4
16-17 7
18-19 7
20-24 16
25-29 11
30-44 42
45-59 80
60-64 46
65-74 52
75-84 34
85-89 8
90+ 1
Total 349

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 3XJ 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 76
Married 179
Divorced 21
Separated 10
Widowed 16
Same Sex 2
Total 304

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 149
Good 133
Fair 48
Bad 12
Very Bad 7
Total 349

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) 91
Apprenticeship 23
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 68
Other 13
Total 304

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 95% so.

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 332
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 3
Chinese 6
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 1
Total 349

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 316
Wales 3
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 8
Other 12
Total 349

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL2 3XJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 313
Republic of Ireland 5
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 24

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 216
No Religion 60
Buddhist 0
Hindu 2
Jewish 33
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 37
Total 349

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the St Stephen ward is entrepreneurial, with a larger than average concentration of residents that are self-employed - 21% 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 70
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 33
Self Employed 56
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 55
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 2
Total 261

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 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 15
RetailInc. Wholesale 23
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 17
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 22
Administration 7
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 18
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 165

Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ 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, 22 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL2 3XJ.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 22 crimes committed near Bucknalls 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 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 3XJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest railway station is Bricket Wood, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood half a mile
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.3 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.5 miles
Park Street 2 miles
Watford North 2.1 miles
Radlett 2.6 miles
Kings Langley 2.9 miles
Watford Junction 3 miles
St Albans Abbey 3.1 miles
Watford High Street 3.6 miles
St Albans City 3.7 miles
Bushey 4.1 miles
Apsley 4.4 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.2 miles
Carpenders Park 5.3 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.8 miles
Rickmansworth 6.2 miles
Hatch End 6.5 miles
Headstone Lane 7 miles
Chorleywood 7.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

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

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest is Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School, approximately 700 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School 700 yards
    
Coates Way JMI and Nursery School 0.7 miles
    
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery 1.4 miles
    
Stanborough Primary School 1.5 miles  
The Grove Academy 1.5 miles
    
How Wood Primary and Nursery School 1.6 miles
    
Park Street Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.7 miles
    
Leavesden JMI School 1.8 miles
    
Kingsway Junior School 1.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest is Saint Michael's Catholic High School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 0.7 miles
    
Parmiter's School 0.8 miles
    
Future Academies Watford 1 mile  
Stanborough Secondary School 1.7 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.6 miles
    
The Watford UTC 2.7 miles
    
Queens' School 3.1 miles
    
Watford Grammar School for Girls 3.7 miles
    
Loreto College 3.8 miles
    
Watford Grammar School for Boys 3.9 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest is Bricket Wood Surgery, approximately 550 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 Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, approximately 630 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 Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest is West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Bucknalls Drive, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XJ. The nearest is Asda Opticians, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Asda Opticians 1.9 miles
Direct Opticians 2 miles
C A Leith 2 miles
Enhanced Optical Services 2.1 miles
Stewart-Dick Opticians 2.6 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.6 miles
Paul Adler Optometrists 2.7 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.7 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 2.8 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.8 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.


 

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Broadband in AL2 3XJ

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 29 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 110.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
Average Upload Speed 13Mbps
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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