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

Mount Pleasant Lane in Bricket Wood 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 Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XW, 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 3XW.

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

Rowan Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XP
Hunters Ride, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3LY
Hunters Ride, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3FD
Hamilton Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3FE
Hunters Ride, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3LX
Hamilton Close, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3NA

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 3XW 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 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 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 32
Semi-Detached 76
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 119
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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 56% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 64
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 115

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 16
Two People 43
Three People 21
Four People 26
Five People 5
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 115

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 31
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
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 49% male.

Male 156
Female 165
Total 321

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 29
5-7 15
8-9 6
10-14 31
15 0
16-17 10
18-19 8
20-24 9
25-29 8
30-44 74
45-59 69
60-64 19
65-74 21
75-84 13
85-89 6
90+ 3
Total 321

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL2 3XW 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 48
Married 161
Divorced 17
Separated 4
Widowed 10
Same Sex 0
Total 240

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 91% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 182
Good 109
Fair 18
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 321

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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) 69
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 6
Total 240

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 290
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 14
Other Asian 5
Black Caribbean 4
Total 321

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 283
Wales 2
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 9
Other 16
Total 321

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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 3XW

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 285
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 31

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 208
No Religion 50
Buddhist 3
Hindu 10
Jewish 25
Muslim 0
Sikh 4
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 17
Total 321

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Park Street ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 18% 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 92
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 33
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 14
Retired 22
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 1
Total 218

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 11
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 34
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 10
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 15
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 16
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 170

Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XW 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, 22 crimes were reported within half a mile of AL2 3XW.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 22 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 3XW.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XW. The nearest railway station is Bricket Wood, approximately 490 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Bricket Wood 490 yards
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 1.3 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 1.4 miles
Park Street 1.8 miles
Watford North 2.2 miles
Radlett 2.4 miles
St Albans Abbey 3 miles
Watford Junction 3.1 miles
Kings Langley 3.1 miles
St Albans City 3.6 miles
Watford High Street 3.7 miles
Bushey 4.1 miles
Apsley 4.6 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 5.1 miles
Carpenders Park 5.3 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6 miles
Rickmansworth 6.4 miles
Hatch End 6.5 miles
Welham Green 7 miles
Brookmans Park 7 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 3XW. 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 3XW. The nearest is Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School 0.6 miles
Coates Way JMI and Nursery School 0.9 miles
St Catherine of Siena Catholic Primary School 1 mile
How Wood Primary and Nursery School 1.4 miles
Park Street Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School 1.5 miles
Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery 1.6 miles
The Grove Academy 1.7 miles
Stanborough Primary School 1.7 miles  
Killigrew Primary and Nursery School 1.9 miles
Leavesden JMI School 2 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XW. The nearest is Saint Michael's Catholic High School, approximately 0.9 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Saint Michael's Catholic High School 0.9 miles
Parmiter's School 1 mile
Future Academies Watford 1.2 miles  
Stanborough Secondary School 1.8 miles  
The Marlborough Science Academy 2.5 miles
St Columba's College 2.8 miles  
The Watford UTC 2.8 miles
Queens' School 3.2 miles
St Albans Independent College 3.4 miles  
Loreto College 3.7 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 3XW. The nearest is Bricket Wood Surgery, approximately 220 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 220 yards
Park Street Surgery 1.1 miles
Abbotswood Medical Centre 1.7 miles
North Approach Surgery 1.8 miles
Meridan Surgery 1.8 miles
Garston Medical Centre 1.9 miles
Midway Surgery 2.1 miles
Sheepcot Medical Centre 2.1 miles
Tudor Surgery 2.3 miles
Vine House Health Centre 2.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Mount Pleasant Lane, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, AL2 3XW. The nearest is Bricket Wood Dental Practice, approximately 520 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 3XW. The nearest is Langley House Community Hospital, approximately 1.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

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

Name Approximate Distance*
Enhanced Optical Services 1.9 miles
Asda Opticians 2 miles
Direct Opticians 2.2 miles
C A Leith 2.3 miles
Radlett Opticians 2.5 miles
Grant & Glass Opticians 2.6 miles
Paul Adler Optometrists 2.6 miles
Dr DH Glover 2.6 miles
Stewart-Dick Opticians 2.8 miles
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd 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 3XW

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 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 185.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 1000Mbps
Average Upload Speed 17.2Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
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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