Area Information for Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL

Harpenden Road in St. Albans is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the Batchwood ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Albans. This page combines information for the address Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of AL3 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 AL3 5LL.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority St Albans
Ward Batchwood
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 Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL:

Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5AD
Edmond Beaufort Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5LA
Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RD
Townsend Drive, St. Albans, AL3 5RB
Heath Farm Lane, St. Albans, AL3 5AE
Cricketers Close, St. Albans, AL3 5AZ

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about AL3 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL 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 7 property sales in Harpenden Road 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

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 77
Semi-Detached 45
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 180
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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 71
Owned with Mortgage 85
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 15
Rent Free 0
Total 174

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 32
Two People 47
Three People 33
Four People 44
Five People 14
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 174

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 90
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6
Total 143

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Batchwood ward however contains significantly more women than average (61%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 246
Female 377
Total 623

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 51
5-7 29
8-9 19
10-14 34
15 6
16-17 14
18-19 5
20-24 16
25-29 25
30-44 128
45-59 114
60-64 27
65-74 29
75-84 41
85-89 42
90+ 43
Total 623

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode AL3 5LL 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 121
Married 243
Divorced 17
Separated 6
Widowed 97
Same Sex 0
Total 484

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 334
Good 174
Fair 79
Bad 29
Very Bad 7
Total 623

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Harpenden Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 52% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 250
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 32
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 42
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 106
Other 21
Total 484

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Harpenden Road, 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 96% 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 598
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 4
Chinese 8
Other Asian 3
Black Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 623

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 499
Wales 5
Scotland 22
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 29
European Union 28
Other 35
Total 623

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Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to AL3 5LL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 464
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 5
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 107

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 354
No Religion 157
Buddhist 3
Hindu 1
Jewish 14
Muslim 1
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 89
Total 623

Economic Activity Embed This

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 176
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 43
Self Employed 47
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1
Other 3
Total 358

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 31
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 26
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 43
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 32
HealthInc. Social Work 34
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 271

Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL is within the St Albans Central, North and West 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 Harpenden Road
Neighbourhood Team Address St Albans Central, North and West
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 AL3 5LL. 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 AL3 5LL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest railway station is St Albans City, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Albans City 0.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 1.1 miles
Park Street 2.4 miles
How Wood (Hertfordshire) 3 miles
Harpenden 3.9 miles
Bricket Wood 3.9 miles
Hatfield (Herts) 5.1 miles
Radlett 5.2 miles
Garston (Hertfordshire) 5.5 miles
Welham Green 5.5 miles
Kings Langley 5.8 miles
Apsley 5.8 miles
Brookmans Park 6.2 miles
Welwyn Garden City 6.3 miles
Watford North 6.3 miles
Hemel Hempstead 6.8 miles
Watford Junction 7.2 miles
Potters Bar 7.5 miles
Welwyn North 7.5 miles
Elstree & Borehamwood 7.8 miles

Nearest Tube/DLR Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest Tube and Docklands Light Railway stations to Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest Overground station is Watford Junction, approximately 7.2 miles away.

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest is Maple Primary School, approximately 540 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest is St Albans High School for Girls, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Albans High School for Girls 390 yards  
Loreto College 0.5 miles
    
St Albans Girls' School 0.7 miles
    
Verulam School 0.8 miles
    
Townsend Church of England 1 mile
    
Sandringham School 1.4 miles
    
Beaumont School 1.5 miles
    
The Marlborough Science Academy 1.6 miles
    
Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School 2.1 miles
    
Sir John Lawes School 4.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest is Grange Street Surgery, approximately 360 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 Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest is Grange Street Dental Practice, approximately 350 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 Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest is St Albans City Hospital, approximately 730 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Harpenden Road, St. Albans, AL3 5LL. The nearest is Vision Express, approximately half a mile away.

* 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 AL3 5LL

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 6 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 48.6Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 70Mbps
Average Upload Speed 11.9Mbps
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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