Area Information for Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ

Mount Pleasant Lane 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 Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ, 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 3XQ.

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 Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ:

Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XD
Pine Grove, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3ST
Pine Grove, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3SS
Halifax Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3RH
Moss Side, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3SU
Randalls Walk, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3UD

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 Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ 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 20 property sales in Mount Pleasant Lane 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 Mount Pleasant Lane, 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 70
Semi-Detached 31
Terraced 25
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 129
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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 57% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 72
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4
Rent Free 1
Total 127

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 17
Two People 57
Three People 16
Four People 22
Five People 12
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 127

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 31
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 37
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3
Total 87

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 166
Female 179
Total 345

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 11
5-7 17
8-9 7
10-14 31
15 3
16-17 9
18-19 12
20-24 17
25-29 4
30-44 56
45-59 81
60-64 28
65-74 40
75-84 25
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 345

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 3XQ 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 57
Married 185
Divorced 12
Separated 4
Widowed 18
Same Sex 0
Total 276

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 184
Good 115
Fair 33
Bad 11
Very Bad 2
Total 345

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) 92
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 41
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 60
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 30
No GCSEs or Equivalent 34
Other 11
Total 276

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 319
Mixed Ethnicity 16
Chinese 1
Black African 9
Total 345

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 310
Wales 5
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 9
Other 17
Total 345

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 3XQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 319
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 9
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 4
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 11

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 221
No Religion 48
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 47
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 28
Total 345

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 - 19% 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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 46
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 19
Retired 43
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 1
Total 247

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 1
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 3
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 14
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 15
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 173

Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ 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 Mount Pleasant Lane
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 3XQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest railway station is Bricket Wood, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood half a mile
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.4 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.4 miles
Park Street 1.9 miles
Watford North 2.3 miles
Radlett 2.7 miles
Kings Langley 2.9 miles
St Albans Abbey 2.9 miles
Watford Junction 3.2 miles
St Albans City 3.6 miles
Watford High Street 3.8 miles
Bushey 4.2 miles
Apsley 4.3 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.4 miles
Carpenders Park 5.4 miles
Hemel Hempstead 5.7 miles
Rickmansworth 6.3 miles
Hatch End 6.7 miles
Welham Green 7.2 miles
Headstone Lane 7.2 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 3.1 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest is Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School 650 yards
Coates Way JMI and Nursery School 0.9 miles
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 0.9 miles
Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery 1.4 miles
How Wood Primary and Nursery School 1.5 miles
Park Street Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.6 miles
Stanborough Primary School 1.6 miles  
The Grove Academy 1.7 miles
Killigrew Primary and Nursery School 1.9 miles
Leavesden JMI School 1.9 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest is Saint Michael's Catholic High School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 0.8 miles
Parmiter's School 0.8 miles
Future Academies Watford 1.1 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 1.8 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.4 miles
The Watford UTC 2.8 miles
Queens' School 3.3 miles
Loreto College 3.7 miles
St Albans High School for Girls 3.9 miles  
Watford Grammar School for Girls 3.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest is Bricket Wood Surgery, approximately 490 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 Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, approximately 370 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 Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest is West Hertfordshire Hospitals Therapy Unit, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XQ. The nearest is Enhanced Optical Services, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Enhanced Optical Services 1.9 miles
Asda Opticians 2 miles
C A Leith 2 miles
Direct Opticians 2.2 miles
Paul Adler Optometrists 2.5 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.7 miles
Stewart-Dick Opticians 2.8 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.8 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.9 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 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.


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Broadband in AL2 3XQ

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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 18 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 92.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 350Mbps
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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